Tag: birds

Jan 4, 2015

LEGO Birds by Tom Poulsom

LEGO Birds by Tom Poulsom

Nature lover and LEGO enthusiast Tom Poulsom has designed various species of birds using existing LEGO pieces. An arborist by trade, Poulsom has successfully built life-sized versions of a: robin, puffin, kingfisher, woodpecker, blue tit, goldfinch, blue jay and hummingbird. On the designs, Poulsom remarks: “The birds are a big challenge to build, building…

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Dec 10, 2014

This is Zeus, the Blind Rescue Owl with Stars in his Eyes

This is Zeus, the Blind Rescue Owl with Stars in his Eyes

In 2012, a screech owl was discovered blind and emaciated on someone’s front porch in central California. Veterinarians nursed him back to health but deemed him “non-releasable” due to his loss of vision, preventing him from hunting and surviving on his own in the wild. It’s believed that he only has about 10% of…

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Dec 8, 2014

Artist Turns Moulted Feathers Into Works of Art Using Scissors

Artist Turns Moulted Feathers Into Works of Art Using Scissors

Chris Maynard (featured previously) turns moulted feathers into works of art using eye surgery scissors, forceps and a magnifying glass. For Chris, feathers are one of nature’s great achievements. Not only do they make flight possible, they also insulate and come in a wide variety of beautiful colors and patterns that help birds hide…

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Dec 5, 2014

Just an Owl Going for a Swim

Just an Owl Going for a Swim

Apparently this owl retreated to the water for a swim to escape two peregrine falcons. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an owl swimming before, but the form looks good! The video was taken at Loyola Park Beach in Rogers Park, Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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Nov 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Black Swan

Picture of the Day: The Black Swan

Photograph by Kiril Krastev Seen here is a beautiful black swan in Bulgaria’s Bacha Reservoir. The black swan (Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan, which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. The black swan was a literary or artistic image, even before the discovery of Cygnus…

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Nov 20, 2014

What Paris Looks Like from an Eagle’s POV

What Paris Looks Like from an Eagle’s POV

Fly with Victor, a white-tailed eagle as he soars over Paris from the summit of the Eiffel Tower. What a beautiful city!

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Nov 13, 2014

This Bird Talks Like R2D2

This Bird Talks Like R2D2

Watch Bluey the Budgie talk exactly like R2D2! The talented bird was taught by Carli Jeffrey’s 7-year-old daughter who hand-raised him. Carli remarks: “He has always been a curious bird, he was really intrigued by our voices and the cockatoos we have in our garden – he even copied the noise the crested pigeons…

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