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  • September 23, 2015
    This is a slow motion video from a Topvogel falconry show in Diessen, Netherlands of a Harris' hawk demonstrating its ability to navigate narrow gaps by flying between two people standing head to head (who look like two lovebirds themselves, HIYO!). Thank God that wasn't the W... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2015
    This is a hummingbird feeder that's incorporated into a $80 flowery mask. You leave it outside for awhile to let the birds get used to it, then put that sucker on one day and sit still while the hummers come to feed right between your eyes. INTENSE! Reminds me of the time I ... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2015
    In I'll never look at penguins the same way again news, this is a shot of an Adélie penguin in Antarctica trying to take a bite of photographer Gordon Tait's camera. I never knew penguin's mouths were so full of scary. I guess those fish don't chew themselves up. And neither... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2015
    And my bird would like another cocktail. Airline Lufthansa has announced falconers will finally be able to bring their feathered brethren on board flights equipped with special Falcon Master perches. The Falcon Master mounts in place of a regular seat and provides a perch and... / Continue →
  • January 5, 2015
    Fukuro no Mise is a cafe in Tsukishima, Japan, with a bunch of domesticated owls that patrons can interact with (have sit on own hand/shoulder, take pictures with). It's extremely popular though, so you have to get in line before they open, pay 2,000 (~$17), then come back at ... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2014
    This handsome little devil is Zeus, a blind Western Screech Owl that lives at the Wildlife Learning Center in Symlar, California. That's only 30 minutes away, so I'm going to go visit him. We will become best friends, and live happily ever after in the highest tower of the ca... / Continue →
  • November 11, 2014
    This is a video of a little lyrebird making laser gun sound effects (among other sounds). Lyrebirds, if you weren't aware, are some of the animal kingdom's greatest mimics, and mimic the natural and artificial sounds they hear in their environment. Obviously, this particular ... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2014
    Because who hasn't dreamed of pretending to be a baby bird laying around in a nest all day waiting for your mom to come throw up food into your mouth, this is the Giant Birdsnest designed by the OGE Creative Group. It's an updated version of this one I posted back in 2012. Up... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2014
    Group hug! This is the R/C car disguised as a penguin that researchers in Antarctica are using to infiltrate emperor penguin colonies to study the birds without alarming them. It looks like its working. That or all the baby penguins have just always dreamed of having a robot... / Continue →
  • October 13, 2014
    This is a short video of a hawk attacking a quadrocopter and crashing it. It brought me great joy -- like watching a frienemy fail to achieve. I'm just happy to know that when the time comes, I can count on the support of my avian friends to help keep the skies free of autono... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2014
    This is a video of two baby owls investigating the Go-Pro camera someone focused on their nest after their mom left to go find food for them. They are very curious. Plus bug-eyed. I hope in my next life I come back as an owl. "Who says you're getting another life?" I KNOW ... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2014
    Because apparently it's turning into an impromptu animal day on Geekologie, here's the opening to DuckTales recreated with real ducks. I love ducks. When I was growing up my mom used to take me and my brother to the pond to feed bread to the ducks. Then the geese would come ... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2014
    These are the owl and other bird wing scarves designed and sold by Roza Khamitova of Etsy shop Shovava ($48 - $120). They make you look like you have bird wings. And who hasn't dreamed of having wings? They're beautiful, aren't they? Owls are probably my favorite kind of bi... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2014
    Because sometimes you want ALL dark meat, this are several shots of a rare Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia. The birds are all black, every bit of them, except their blood. It kind of reminds me of Shadowmere from Skyrim. Man, I loved that horse. I might fire up the game to... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2014
    A BrightSource solar energy farm in the Mojave Desert of California is under fire *pats myself on the back* after it's been discovered that thousands of birds have been set aflame from the farm's 300,000 focused mirrors. Wow, I feel like that's poor planning. Or, sadly and mu... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2014
    The fossilized remains of a previously unknown species of giant penguin have been found in Antarctica. Palaeeudyptes klekowskii ("Colossus Penguin") stood almost seven feet tall, and weighed around 250 pounds. For reference, my roommate is 5'4" and almost 300. Plus just a t... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you ever wondered if a hummingbird's stare can steal your soul (it can). This is the macro shot of a Green-Crowned Brilliant Hummingbird's face taken by photographer Chris Morgan while on vacation at the Bosque De Paz biological reserve in Cos... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2014
    This is a video of Youtuber Pumzilla's pet cockatiel Twinkie whistling the Andy Griffith theme song to his friend the stuffed turtle. It made me happy. Plus made me wish I could whistle. It also made me wish I had a turtle friend to sing to. I like tuttles. "Wait -- are yo... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2014
    This is a video of swallows that have learned to use a motion-detecting door at the University of Victoria's bike-parking garage so they can gain access to their nests inside (which they made before the doors were installed). For reference, that makes them smarter than the 75%... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2014
    This is the Game of Thrones inspired 3-eyed crow created by Allis Markham, a taxidermist for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and owner of Preytaxidermy, who also teaches classes on the subject. Apparently it's illegal in the US to sell or trade dead crows (because t... / Continue →