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My sister, the ornithologist, once had a field job that involved driving past a turkey farm early in the morning. She said the team would start their mornings by gobbling at the sleeping turkeys, then driving away, laughing at the gobbles that echoed behind them from the shocked-awake turkeys. This guy is discovering their joy. […]

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Sock Owlie

Whoooo else but me has a bunch of worn-out socks that would be ideal for this craft? SAH-RAH » Sock Owlie.

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Crow Tubing

Do crows overwinter in Russia? If not, they make the odd trip back for a ski holiday. http://www.wimp.com/crowtubing/

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Montane White-Eyes

I was at a bird show yesterday, and amongst the rows and rows of same-looking cage finches were these little beauties.  Tiny and eye-catching. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montane_White-eye

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The Eagles of Hornby Island – Webcam

http://www.hornbyeagles.com/webcam.htm These eagles are smarter than any celebs on Perez Hilton: They’ve laid their new nest ON TOP OF the camera. Privacy assured!

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http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/staticpages/index.php/OWL-DeltaBC-EagleNest I’ve always loved these eagle nest cams, but until now hadn’t realised their secondary function as ambient sound systems. The nest is on a background tab while I work, and I’m greatly enjoying the sound of the wind, birds chirping, and general forest-y noises. I assume this is what being outside is really like? […]

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http://www.roysephotos.com/Bushtit.html Hands up if your eyes first read this as something far dirtier than “bushtit”. (Which is pretty dirty itself!)

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Trucking Duck | NBC Los Angeles

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/green/Trucking_Duck_All__National_.html Minnesota trucker has a quack travelling companion. Anyone who has never raised a duck will probably think him bonkers. Those of us who have – full of warm fuzzies after watching this – know better.

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Ottawa boys invisible invention warns birds about deadly windows – CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/01/21/ot-090121-bird-decals.html Teenaged Canadian bird nerd comes up with a compelling product to prevent window strikes. My old office was a mirrored building in the middle of a woodland – a dark joke for the neighbourhood birds, who would plow into it with sickening regularity, despite the presence of falcon silhouettes. As one poster points out, […]

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Woddles Penguin Waffle Maker – Hommit

http://www.hommit.com/2008/03/woddles-penguin-waffle-maker.html If the maple syrup isn’t sweet enough, the waffle iron will definitely push you into pancreatitis.

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