Love Notes for Dead Birds 6

A truly marvelous epistle, written on notepaper celebrating “Love is in the air.” A woodpecker flew into a window despite obstacles and visual deterrents, landed comfortably (though dead) on some pillows, and, well, read the details…

 

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(Turns out that it was an adult female.)

About the Love Notes for Dead Birds: We receive a lot of birds that people find dead and route to us through places like wildlife agencies, rehabilitation clinics, etc. What makes these specimens scientifically useful is to write the location and date down with the bird and freeze it until it can be gotten to us. People often write a little more than necessary, and we’re pleased to share some of those.

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