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These are awesome stands for birds. All natural and practically indestructible if they are Java Wood. We actually have great Java Wood perches on our site that are around the same size as this. http://steelybird.com/collections/play-stands

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 6 December 2010

Thousands of starlings surround a lone bird of prey which had swooped down to pick off a straggler. "Starlings have a very particular way of defending themselves from their predators like falcons and harriers. They form a large tightly packed flock and mob their enemy, scaring it off, frequently expanding and contracting and changing shape."

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Great spotted woodpecker. About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.

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Standing Room Only by Philip Kirk. Herring gull (Larus argenatus) Seahouses, Northumberland, England. Such a great photo!

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handmade paper birds garland bunting by seagirl and magpie | notonthehighstreet.com
from notonthehighstreet.com

Handmade Paper Bird Hanging String Decoration

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“I was aksin’ if you see much of your granddaddy these days.” Jim felt as if the stuffing had been knocked out of him. But how could he expect the boy to give a little if he clammed up every time Shamayal asked a question? “He died.” Embarrassed, the boy shuffled in his seat. “It happened in his garden. A neighbour found a robin standing guard on his fork handle. I can’t imagine any other bird doing that.” (A Funeral for and Owl, www.jane-davis.co.uk)

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