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Many a bird day, but today, May 4th, is the original and first national holiday to celebrate birds. May 4th is Bird Day! According to the U.S. Library of Congress, Bird Day began on May 4th, 1894. The superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Charles Babcock came up with the idea to “encourage conservation training and awareness of birds for all.” This should NOT be confused with National Bird Day celebrated on January 5th every year.  Nor is it the International Migratory Bird Day which is celebrated on the second Saturday of May every year…which happens to be May 12th this year. So. Today, take the initiative to learn about a new bird, read about it online, find one in your neighborhood, go bird [&hellip

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Owl Clocks belled twelve. Main street showed otherwise Than its suburb of woods : nimbus— Lit, but unpeopled, held its windows Of wedding pastries, Diamond rings, potted roses, fox-skins Ruddy on the wax mannequins In a glassed tableau of affluence. From deep-sunk basements What moved the pale, raptorial owl Then, to squall above the level Of streetlights and wires, its wall to wall Wingspread in control Of the ferrying currents, belly Dense-feathered, fearfully soft to Look upon? Rats’ teeth gut the city Shaken by owl cry.   Written by Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

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Hahaha! I watched this silly video yesterday. This little owl is a character. The cool thing is this video was captured by a cam that is live in my state (Washington State)! You can see more of the actual videos (without the silly music) here.   They have an entire website, JournOwl.  Clever name! According to the person who runs the website, The JournOwl began as an online record to log my daily activities as an intern at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum; a requirement bestowed upon me by the university environmental science program. The Lindsay Wildlife Museum incorporates a wildlife hospital that treats more than 6,000 native California animals every year, and provided invaluable experience in regards to nurturing and rehabilitating a variety of species [&hellip

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