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23

Jul

Is rescuing ducklings from a roadway an emergency?New Hampshire driver receives a $100 ticket for stopping in a median when she pulls over to help ducklings whose mother had been struck by a car.

Is rescuing ducklings from a roadway an emergency?
New Hampshire driver receives a $100 ticket for stopping in a median when she pulls over to help ducklings whose mother had been struck by a car.

22

Jul

African lake turns animals into statues
Tanzania’s Lake Natron calcifies the animals that die in its waters, and Nick Brandt captures them with eerie photographs.

21

Jul

9 birds that set records for their amazing flights

08

Jul

Impressive wingspan: World’s largest flying bird was like nothing alive todayThe fossils belong to a new type of Pelagornithid, a family of birds that ruled the skies for over 10 million years but vanished for unknown reasons.

Impressive wingspan: World’s largest flying bird was like nothing alive today
The fossils belong to a new type of Pelagornithid, a family of birds that ruled the skies for over 10 million years but vanished for unknown reasons.

06

Jul

Have you seen the new puffin chick yet?
The fuzzy gray chick will spend about 45 days in a burrow with its parents, and webcam viewers can watch 24 hours a day as he grows into an adult puffin.

03

Jul

fromgrapevine:

10 of Israel’s most beautiful birds
The rose-ringed parakeet, purple swamphen, yellowhammer and European bee-eater are among the many stunning aviators that brighten up Israel’s sky.

01

Jul

Have you seen the new puffin chick yet? It’s SO FUZZY!The chick will spend about 45 days in a burrow with its parents, and webcam viewers can watch 24 hours a day as he grows into an adult puffin.

Have you seen the new puffin chick yet? It’s SO FUZZY!
The chick will spend about 45 days in a burrow with its parents, and webcam viewers can watch 24 hours a day as he grows into an adult puffin.

17

Jun

treehugger:

This clever game is like Guitar Hero, but for bird songs

12

Jun

While we don’t advise keeping owls as pets, this is pretty cute…
Illustrator’s winged assistant is a hootSpending hours in front of the computer can get lonely, but not for one Japanese illustrator who keeps an owl quite literally at hand. His northern white-faced owl sits on his hand as he works on his tablet, and the bird has no trouble readjusting when his handy perch suddenly moves quickly across the computer screen.
Watch the video.

While we don’t advise keeping owls as pets, this is pretty cute…

Illustrator’s winged assistant is a hoot
Spending hours in front of the computer can get lonely, but not for one Japanese illustrator who keeps an owl quite literally at hand.
 
His northern white-faced owl sits on his hand as he works on his tablet, and the bird has no trouble readjusting when his handy perch suddenly moves quickly across the computer screen.

Watch the video.

11

Jun

Webcams provide up-close look at nesting puffins, ospreys in MaineIt’s nesting season for ospreys and Atlantic puffins, and you can watch the chicks hatch and the parents tend to their young.

Webcams provide up-close look at nesting puffins, ospreys in Maine
It’s nesting season for ospreys and Atlantic puffins, and you can watch the chicks hatch and the parents tend to their young.