Great Horned Owlet: Nearly Ready to Leave the Nest

The appendages on the sides of the Great Horned Owlet changed from downy elbows to magnificent wings in just nine days. And he’s learning as fast as he’s growing.

(YouTube is messing with me by not putting a photo from the film on this one, but believe me, the movie plays and the owl has impressive wings.)

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Trumpeter Swans: Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Trumpeter Swans were hunted over a period of several centuries until they were almost extinct by the beginning of the 20th century. The reason was that their large feathers made the best quill pens. I don’t mean to sound flip, but thank goodness for Bics, huh? A century after their near demise, these placid elegant creatures are back in goodly numbers. They’re like flying noodles in a bowl of spaghetti. Watch the movie to see why I’d say that.

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Great Egret: Gone Fishin’ … in Wedding Finery

Great Egrets are paradoxical: they combine intense eyes and imposing bills set atop feathered steel cable necks with delicate plumage as fine as a bridal veil.

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