A Bird A Day Archive

"Burn Your Mansion" Window detail, originally uploaded by leontine. Beyond is a brightness I am not equal to Yet what I see Turns into what I want, And to bring nothing but this body To pass through The one thing between Myself and what I crave, Almost done, the world a ruin Of leaves, winter at the throat, My song over and over until So familiar I can do What I am about to do While you who rise from the table And walk from room to room Will remember only the sound Of what cast herself through All that glass, instead of the song That was sung until finally You would ask to know more. Source: Poetry (June 2008)

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bird at the mosque window Originally uploaded by alev.adil Apparently Muslims are forbidden to eat birds (and most animals) and they also will not hurt them, cage them, brand them or get them to fight one another… “There is no man who kills [even] a sparrow or anything smaller, without its deserving it, but Allah will question him about it [on the judgment day],” – Muhammad

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bakery bird Originally uploaded by see/saw The caption reads: the bird had wandered into the bakery that morning, picking ample crumbs off the floor. in a moment of panic it flew into the window instead of out the open door, knocking the coffee cup in the corner over. after a few futile moments, a worker came over and gently covered the bird with a cloth, releasing it outside

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There are actually three species of Gannets: Northern Gannet, (also known as “Solan Goose”), Morus bassanus Cape Gannet, Morus capensis Australasian Gannet, Morus serrator This post will focus on the Northern Gannet, also known as the “Solan Goose” or Morus bassanus. Northern Gannets are the largest seabird in the North Atlantic with a wingspan of 6 to 6.74 feet long!! Quite a big and impressive bird. According to Wikipedia, Gannets hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. Gannets have a number of adaptations which enable them to do this: they have no external nostrils; they have air sacs in their face and chest under their skin which act like bubble wrapping, cushioning the impact with the water; [&hellip

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What I saw today from my bedroom’s veranda… Originally uploaded by bocavermelha-l.b. Caption reads: One White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis), with bright blue (almost turquoise) plumage and a long beak. It was a raining and overcast day so I decided to stay at home and observe my colorful neighbors. Ha! They were all perched on the trees branches and almost moody

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