Tuesday, March 06, 2007


A warm soul sent me this red-tailed hawk for my very own. Apparently, the Audubon Society has expanded its ornithological propaganda efforts into the youth sector with a whole series of plush bird dolls (more easily viewed at this slightly dubious-looking online retailer). The coolest part about these is that they come complete with embedded audio of the bird's calls, as recorded in the field by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. My red-tailed hawk emits two very satisfying, piercing shrieks when pressed on the back!


Anonymous teofilo:

Hey, I know that lab of ornithology!

3/06/2007 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jackmormon:

They have a pretty cool website. If I lived closer, I would totally sign up for one of their birding courses.

3/06/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous teofilo:

I've actually never been there, because it's far and I'm afraid of birds, but I hear it's nice.

3/06/2007 08:57:00 PM  
Blogger Jackmormon:

I just realised what a terrible confabulator I am. There are about a billion birding groups in my area, and I haven't gotten near them.

3/06/2007 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger Ben:

Afraid of birds?

3/08/2007 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger Jackmormon:

You may have missed Teo's postings on the subject.

3/08/2007 01:42:00 AM  

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