Thursday, December 02, 2004

Little Owl

A dead bird brings an opportunity for learning... as long as it's not smelly, fly-blown or leaking mysterious fluids. Pick it up, have a look and see how a bird 'works'. Move the wings in and out; see where the different feather tracts lie and how they move together. What does its plumage reveal? What are its feet like?

Don't be squeamish, be inquisitive!

Then send it somewhere where it can be of use: a museum or scientific institute.

Now wash your hands.

photos taken with Nikon Coolpix 995

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