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We just passed a bird day I was unaware of, National Bird Day on January 5th! I am sorry to have missed it but I will try to remember next year! According to HolidayInsights.com, Bird Day is the oldest of the days set aside to recognize birds. According to the U.S. Library of Congress, Bird Day was first observed on May 4, 1894. It was started by Charles Almanzo Babcock, superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania. By 1910, Bird Day was widely celebrated, often in conjunction with Arbor Day. Bird Day and Arbor Day events are focused upon conservation training and awareness. International Migratory Bird Day From their very own website, Environment for the Americas, describes this day as follows… What is International Migratory [&hellip

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2/365 A flock of birds, originally uploaded by StephanieYuen. The news is littered with stories of tens of thousands of birds found dead all over the world. And there are as many theories surrounding the mystery of these dead birds. We simply do not have answers yet but one thing is for certain, whether these bird deaths are all related or completely coincidental and nothing out of the ordinary, humans affect birds and maybe this collection of bird deaths will wake up the majority of the population to the realization that we affect this earth and all its inhabitants. And it is not always for the good. We must stop and pay attention to how we use water, natural resources, fuel, etc. We must learn [&hellip

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Giant Woody Woodpecker, originally uploaded by Lifeinthenorthwoods.com Happy New Year. This Pileated Woodpecker must not have been as camera shy as the one’s around my place… excellent! This reminds me of some things I learned the other day watching a PBS Nature special. Every time a woodpecker’s bill hits the wood, up to 20 times a second face first knocking, the force is 20 times a boxer’s knockout punch.1 The force Woodpeckers can withstand the force of the constant blows against their face essentially because the muscles around their skulls retract back to absorb the force of the blows while their incredibly long and muscular tongues go back and wrap up and around the skull to cushion it! And some woodpeckers even have an inner [&hellip

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Happy Bird Day, Tiffany!, originally uploaded by mi kasa (Donna). I am a sucker for incorporating birds into everything like bird days… =) How fun. This is an adorable card Donna (mi kasa from flickr) made and I thought it was worth sharing. There is a birdy in the window and it is a bird day card! You can see more of Donna’s work here.1 http://www.3umbrellas.blogspot.com/ [&#

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