Tag Archive for birds

15 Credibility Street #31: Put some feathers on those dinosaurs

First, we have an update on two previous stories then we have a bit of a theme going regarding new fossil finds and the distinction between dinosaurs and birds and report on thylacine DNA and the Pope’s personification of Satan ideas. Brett Talley nomination is withdrawn ABC on the white matter brain change in Cuban…

The Putin Murmuration

Not anything weird, just murmuration. It turns out Vladimir Putin was seen invading the skies of New York City last week. Source: Putin’s face bird video: Did Putin’s face appear in bird swarm in NYC? Yes, you can visualize a face in this flock of birds but it’s just pareidolia – the human habit of…

Birds harass and injure bypassers in Texas

If you are afraid of birds, this might give you the willies. These birds mean business. Man loses tooth in attack by ‘kamikaze’ birds. Two bird attacks in two days in Channelview have people who frequent the Chrome Shop wondering what’s going on. Both incidents were caught on camera. “We got some kamikaze birds,” said…

They aren’t flying monkeys but getting pretty close

Many animals have been recruited to use in military applications. China now has a crew of monkeys. It’s just a small step from dispatching birds… They’re fierce, furry and ready to protect China. The People’s Liberation Army revealed Monday that it has trained a small unit of macaque monkeys to protect a northern air force…

Swifts invade California home through the chimney

A flock of birds invade a home in California by flying down the chimney. Hundreds Of Birds Fly Into Exeter Woman’s Home – KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source. An Exeter woman describes the scene inside her home as real-life version of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “The Birds.” That’s after a huge…

Cats with jetpacks or something just as silly

Because if you strap something ON FIRE to a cat, he is obviously going to do what you anticipate… 16th-century manual shows ‘rocket cat’ weaponry. Fanciful illustrations from a circa-1530 manual on artillery and siege warfare seem to show jet packs strapped to the backs of cats and doves, with the German-language text helpfully advising…

Bird is the word: Four swans a-surfing

Surfin’ birds! Birds do the darndest things. Video: Four black swans spotted surfing in Australia – Telegraph. A group of black swans have been filmed surfing off a beach on Australia’s Gold Coast, to the astonishment swimmers. Birds just wanna have fun… A video of a crow sledding down a snowy roof on a jar…

Bird mass mortality in Australia could signal serious change

Bird deaths in Australia may signal a bigger problem. Dead birds ‘not just a freak event’. Muttonbirds are dying in their thousands nearly every year and much more frequently than ever before, washing up on the coast from Coffs Harbour to Tasmania. On South Melbourne and Port Melbourne beaches on Wednesday beach cleaning contractor David…

Dead birds drop on Winnipeg neighborhood

This is from last week but worth mentioning. Dead birds fall ‘like raindrops’ in Winnipeg’s North End – Technology & Science – CBC News. Animal experts are trying to figure out what may have killed dozens of black birds that fell from the sky in Winnipeg’s North End on Wednesday. Conservation officers have picked up…

Tap tap tap… hello! Anyone there?

This is not usual behavior and it’s freaking people out a bit. I think it’s neat! BBC News – ‘Scary’ crow annoying residents in Allestree, Derby. A “scary” crow which has begun pecking at the windows of homes in a Derby street is causing Hitchcock-style worries for residents. People living on Portreath Drive, in Allestree,…

Aflockacalypse 2012

Dead Blackbirds Fall In Arkansas Town, Again. Thousands of dead blackbirds rained down on a town in central Arkansas last New Year’s Eve after revelers set off fireworks that spooked them from their roost, and officials were reporting a similar occurrence Saturday as 2012 approached. Police in Beebe said dozens of blackbirds had fallen dead,…