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The Tatty Afterlife: taxidermy birds

I visited an art gallery today, where part of a taxidermy collection was being exhibited. Most of the birds look tatty – a sad reality of the afterlife – but I was pleased with how this smartphone photo turned out.


Community Service Project at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine, Sat. Feb. 21, 2015

Please volunteer with us on Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm to help restore Na Pohaku o Hauwahine located along Kapa’a Quarry Rd. 92 more words



The Queen Charlotte Track is home to quite a lot of different bird life. While walking the track we saw bellbirds, fantails, grey warblers, waxeyes, tui, NZ falcon, quail, sparrows, finches, and native pigeons. 97 more words

Native Birds


Hawai’i, though still gorgeous today, used to be full of unbelievable sceneries of rainforests and volcanic landscapes, all of which were home to hundreds of native and endemic species.   182 more words

New Cohort

I'm a fan of fantails

Fantails are perhaps the most accomplished birds.  The most accomplished at evading photographers.  Fantails would be able to dodge the paparazzi far better than any celebrity ever has.  109 more words

Bird Stalking

Totally Tuis

On a recent trip to Wellington, I visited the Wellington Botanic Gardens, home of many NZ native birds including lots of Tuis.  These birds were fascinating and frustrating at the same time, posing perfectly then flying at high speed through the air. 118 more words

Bird Stalking

A new feathered friend

There had been some weird noises on the roof in the early morning for a few days; I hadn’t thought too much about it as there are a number of birds around in the hot weather.   280 more words