Tag Archives: birds

Birdmosque

JMG reader Bill tips us to this item selling on Fab.com: “Products have a habit of disappearing because of their functionality,” Frederik Roijé has notably said. To prevent this, he breathes life into his characteristically rigid, monochrome creations by emphasizing the process that led to their fruition. This Holy Homes Birdmosque provides a sleek space for your feathered friends to ...

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The Cat Is An Invasive Species

According to the authors of a first of its kind study on bird mortality, the American housecat is a “non-native, invasive species” responsible for the deaths of 500 million North American birds annually. Nearly 80 percent of the birds were killed by predators, and cats were responsible for 47 percent of those deaths, according to the researchers, from the Smithsonian ...

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Photo Of The Day

Right at takeoff, a flock of 200 starlings got sucked into the engine of a Germania Airlines flight from Dusseldorf to Kosovo. The plane circled and landed safely. Hitchcockian, eh? Lucky for them, it wasn’t 200 Canada geese. (Tipped by JMG reader Barry in Bonn)

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The Geese Are Cooked

Speaking of more reasonable animal rights activists, the Humane Society is unhappy that the Port Authority is conducting a campaign to kill about 2000 Canada geese around JFK and LaGuardia airports. About 200 birds have been killed so far in attempt to reduce them as a threat to aviation after US Airways 1549 was forced into the Hudson after hitting ...

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