I'm trying to remember a children's book. There is an explosive so powerful that a single grain of it would cause a huge blast. It is in the possession of a sinister person. Our tiny hero rides a bird, steals the explosive, and (spoiler) drops it in the ocean, where it detonates relatively harmlessly. [more inside]
posted by Eater
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Name that bird of prey! (Photo #1
, Photo #2
). Seen today in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, near the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains (Hollywood Hills).
posted by Asparagirl
on Jul 27, 2010 -
Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Some friends and I will be in New Orleans from June 11-17th for a conference
, and were wondering if there's any good way to help out with the injured birds then. It sounds like the shore work is off-limits due to toxicity, so we're fine contributing in any way we can (coffee/hugs/protests?).
What are some good organizations to contact for this, since we'll only be available for a short amount of time (1 full day on that Wednesday perhaps, or maybe some afternoons of other days)? If it matters, we'll be car-free (though cab-savvy) and situated near the convention center. Thanks!
posted by unknowncommand
on Jun 6, 2010 -
Please help me find business cards that carry a logo of an owl, falcon or a bird, etc.. [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on May 25, 2010 -
Bird watchers: Anyone know what this
feller is? My husband and I put up a new feeder in our South Florida yard. We're in the migratory path for lots of transient species; so, it's possible he's not native. We've done our research in Sibley, and thought "1st year painted bunting," but a Google Image search doesn't really support that match.
posted by MediaMer
on Apr 17, 2010 -
Sometime around '93-95, when I was living in Plymouth, NC, my elementary school class took a field trip to a bird farm. I would love to track down the place where I went. [more inside]
posted by srrh
on Oct 11, 2009 -
I love my mom, and she loves birds. I want to put her bird feeder online so she can watch it at work. Is a networked webcam what I'm looking for? What are my options? [more inside]
posted by fake
on May 21, 2009 -
This weekend I learned that two mourning doves are building or have built a nest on top of my master bedroom air conditioner (the only air conditioner in the house). This is not a good situation, as we will need to run the a/c come summer, and I do not want the blood of baby doves on my hands. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Mar 31, 2009 -
I saw this bird this morning in the bottle brush in my back yard. It kept giving out a single "tweet" every ten seconds or so. One of the photos
is an action shot, but I've never seen such a flashy bird where I live - Los Angeles. Does anyone know what it is?
posted by anniek
on Mar 30, 2009 -
Could you help me identify some commercials my girlfriend found to be adorable? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan
on Mar 27, 2009 -
A pair of mourning doves have started a nest in the flower box outside my 3rd floor bedroom window. How do I reconcile our conflict of interest? [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Spring is raging in Portugal: the air is choking with pollen and musk and every flower, insect, bird and mammal is happily and successfully shouting "Fuck me now!". Meanwhile, a loving couple of dark blue-and-white barn swallows have taken a fancy to the air conditioner in my study
, in our new house in Sintra
. [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 19, 2009 -
I'm looking for a big beautiful coffee table book about birds, wetlands or nature or similar ...preferably with lots of pictures and less text. It's a gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell
on Feb 24, 2009 -
last minute panic costume: going as woman from The Birds
need to find some fake birds to buy in Toronto. . . any chance someone has a line on these? tried the dollar store, but no luck.
posted by crawfo
on Dec 12, 2008 -
For getting shots of far-away animals, is it better to have a 9MP camera with a 10X zoom or a 14MP camera with a 5X zoom? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin
on Dec 9, 2008 -
Why do you never see dead birds in the city?
I live in the city and close to water. My surroundings are full of ducks, swans, pigeons (yich) and gulls. Yet I never see one dead, except maybe if it was run over by a car. Why is that? Is there some secret bird cemetery they go to to die? Surely the gutters should be full of dead pigeons or something. God knows there's enough of them around. Or are they eaten by insects in record time?
Disclaimer: I do not have an actual wish to see dead birds. I've just been wondering about this since forever.
posted by Skyanth
on Sep 17, 2008 -
BirdFilter: Looking out over Watt's Cove in Tenants Harbor, Maine I keep seeing a flock of small birds flying back and forth. They look to be brownish in color but then! They briefly flash silver at the slightest change in direction. Any ideas?
posted by ryecatcher
on Sep 5, 2008 -
I want to diversify the population hanging out at my urban birdfeeder. House sparrows, pigeons and starlings are beginning to irritate me. [more inside]
posted by palindromic
on Aug 8, 2008 -
Please help me identify this bird in Washington State (nocturnal). I didn't see it, but I heard it. It was a long screech, starting at a low pitch, and ending at a high pitch. The screech lasted a full second or so.
There was one right in front of my house, and another in the backyard. If it helps for region, I'm out in Snohomish where there's tons of pine trees around.
posted by DCTapeworm
on Aug 1, 2008 -
Birders: I need your help!
Yes, I have a guide. Yes, binoculars. Yes, I wander around heavily wooded areas with my fingers twisted in knots, hoping to see a measly robin so I can feel like mine is a life not wasted. Now help me be better! [more inside]
posted by palindromic
on Jul 14, 2008 -
I work in a pretty large office building, and while walking the bi-level lobby floors I always hear trapped birds chirping and see them hopping around... [more inside]
posted by BlackStrapMolasses
on May 23, 2008 -
First-time bird owner, wants something that is relatively easy to maintain, and has a pleasant song. [more inside]
posted by aleahey
on Apr 27, 2008 -
Is there anything that I can do to keep birds from flying into my office windows? [more inside]
posted by amro
on Jan 4, 2008 -