January 18, 2009

From the Goose's Mouth

The airplane that went down last week in the Hudson River has placed the lovely Canada goose in the national spotlight. And, as usual, it's not for good reasons. Usually it's about the species' skyrocketing population or their tendency to poop all over golf courses. Now, they're known for taking down airplanes, too.

While I can admit the Canada goose has some issues, I feel like it has been unfairly maligned in the press. That's why I was pleased to see that at least one news program gave it the chance to tell its side of the story. Please watch with an open mind.

January 12, 2009

Backstreet Bird

So, Your BOTW doesn't usually focus on pet birds. (Mostly because I don't know anything about them.) But Kelly, an oh-so-faithful reader, sent me a video clip I cannot resist. I've got a lot of friends who LOVE Backstreet Boys, and, apparently, so does this cockatoo named Snowy. This bird has way better rhythm than I do. (Not that that's hard.) Still, aren't birds cool?

Thanks, Kelly for the great video! And, Ashley, if this doesn't make you like birds, I don't know what will. Be sure to watch for a minute or two to really let Snowy and the Backstreet Boys get going.

January 9, 2009


I really don't have much to say about this bird news article, other than that, as a writer, I had to crack up at the headline. Some copy editor must really hate these "rare bird" new stories. What a bunch of geeks we are, clamoring to see some "dinky" bird.

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