Urban Dinosaurs.

From Ice Swimmer: Any way, in a tram stop in Downtown Helsinki, these urban dinosaurs are disputing whose piece of bread that is. The adult European herring gull (white with gray wings) took it in the end and flew away. The hooded crow, jackdaw, pigeon and the juvenile gull were left empty-beaked. The pigeon and the jackdaw were quite careful to not get too much attention from the big ones. Multiple buses, cabs and a tram interrupted their dispute, but no-one got run over and they resumed multiple times after each vehicle was gone.
I have no idea who dropped the bread or how this thing started. Click for full size!

© Ice Swimmer, all rights reserved.

Mouthful.

Grackles do love a tasty worm or three, but they are also intimidated by them, what with those tasty bits trying to survive and all. I’ve seen more than one grackle confused and baffled, after grabbing a tasty worm by one end, finding the rest of it curled around its beak. So, the general method is grab tasty worms, and keep ahold of them until near dead. Click for full size.

© C. Ford.

Cool Stuff Friday.

Saint Incredibeard.

Oh, does this photo ever make me laugh, it’s great. For the consciously hirsute out there, have a visit to Incredibeard, and don’t miss the Incredibeard Instagram. Part of their proceeds goes to help children access clean water, too, so you can get some nifty stuff for beard care, and be socially conscious, too.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has their Birds of North America up and running, and it is a great resource for all of us dinosaur watchers out there, check it out!