Posts tagged 'Birds'

Sturnus Vulgaris

”...eating, bathing and fighting- all in a day’s work for a Starling!”

Soundtrack: Corazon de Melon by Perez Prado and Rosemary Clooney

[ STARLINGS IN THE GARDEN ]

Peacock Display

”[A peacock’s] large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird’s back and touches the ground on either side. Females are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains. Learn more about peacocks/peahens/peafowl on wikipedia.

[ Peacock Display ]

Fractal Flamingos

©2010 Bobby Haas

“Photographer Bobby Haas had been taking hundreds of pictures of the birds from a helicopter in Yucatan, Mexico. But just as the helicopter turned to leave, Mr Haas looked over his shoulder one last time. It was then that he noticed the flamingos had formed an incredible shape.”

Read more about this fantastic photograph here.

[ Bird's eye view: Nature's way of imitating art as flamingos create remarkable image ]

Village of the Birds

The small village of Kuskoy, Turkey is one of the only remaining places on Earth that utilizes a whistled language as a means of communication. As you can see, the villagers prefer to whistle to one another when it comes to long distances, as it helps keep them connected to one another (and not to mention, it’s cheaper).

[ Kusköy, Turkey - the whistling village | European Journal ]

The Eagle Hunter

Getting into falconry before I depart this plane of existence is high on my bucket list.  The mutual respect that is involved with the practice is ultra-appealing…as is being close to such beautiful creatures, of course.

If you’re into falconry as much as I am make sure you watch this, too.

[ Nomads Life: The Eagle Hunter ]

The Eurasian Eagle-owl

The Eurasian Eagle Owl is the second largest owl (only slightly smaller than Blakiston’s Fish Owl) but is easily the most powerful: in addition to it’s normal diet of small mammals it can even take down foxes and deer if it can catch them by surprise. Whoa.  Read more about the Eurasian Eagle-owl on it’s wikipedia page.

[ Photron SA2 Camera - Eagle Owl in Flight ]

The Birdman of Lisbon, Portugal

Homeboy can jam...and impersonate birds.  I’d love to meet Claudio, I bet he’s a fount of wisdom.

[ BIRDMAN IN LISBON, PORTUGAL - Claudio Montuori ]

Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

I know this sparrow is probably just swooping down for a drink but I like to imagine it’s yelling with pure delight as it skims the water, ecstatic that it has the ability to fly.

[ Sparrow Drink via StumbleUpon ]

Falconry

High on my bucket list is getting into falconry, a sport that involves the use of trained raptors (birds of prey) to hunt or pursue game for humans. (read more about falconry on wikipedia)

[ Falconry Rabbit Hunting ]

Snacks, plz

Snacks, plz!

[ Fast Food via StumbleUpon ]