I came across this wonderful word art (alphabet art) of a black-capped chickadee and thought it worth sharing. You can read more about it on the original page: dust breeding
I came across this interesting word form — in the shape of a raven using the words The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. I thought it was clever enough to share. =) It was originally posted on neoformix, I imagine they made it. =)
Rooks in action! (a video—click here to watch) The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In the case of the corvids this is very true. There was a lot of attention brought to the crows a couple of years ago after researchers learned how intelligent and resourceful they really are—using tools, etc. Now researchers have discovered a similar aptitude for intelligence in the crow’s cousin, the rook. Researchers in the Britain observed rooks using different sized stones to raise water levels in a tube that contained a worm. This discovery has been likened to Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher where a bird thirsty but unable to get a drink from the pitcher began to put stones in it until the water [&hellip
We are on vacation. We will return at the end of June! Enjoy! And feel free to e-mail ideas or suggestions to us =)
He was very excited and to add to his excitement–I put out donuts for him. Oh! This was a happy weekend for our little chicka-dee-dee-dees!
One of my favorite young children’s book series is the Pigeon series by Mo Willems. I own most of them and have read all of them. They are fun and cute. A friend once surprised me with a giant stuff Pigeon from the story and put a sign around his neck saying, “Pigeon Loves You”. This was such a thoughtful gesture. =) But the fun doesn’t stop there… apparently real life pigeons love us too… Of course, these pigeons are not as cute as the pigeon in the book series&#
Birds will often use whatever humans discard in building their nests. Shame on the lazy smokers who do not dispose of their cigarette butts properly&#
Here are some of the photos we got in our weekend walks&#
Sparrows are often thought of as pests the world over. The following story both exemplifies and questions this view of the sparrows. During China’s Great Leap Forward China found itself with an ever-increasing population but lacking the food to feed all its people. Desperate to keep every grain for his people, Mao examined the various causes of grain loss. Each year sparrows eat tons of grain which humans could consume. Believing it best to eradicate the Tree Sparrows, Mao instituted a 4-year campaign to kill these Tree Sparrows plaguing China’s crops. This came to be known as the Great Sparrow Campaign or the Kill a Sparrow Campaign and was widely thought to be logical upon its inception. How were they going to kill these sparrows? [&hellip
We have had an artistic bird contest going for almost two months now and sadly we did not receive the hundreds of pictures and art pieces we had hoped for but we did receive some enthusiastic entries. We would like to thank and congratulate the Maddhatress for being the person who will receive the custom wallet from Rosy Bird. CONGRATULATIONS!!!