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  • Keep the birds flying fee
    Wild Bird Fund's 'strings, wings and wild things' fundraiser
    The Wild Bird Fund held its first annual fall fundraiser on Saturday night at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium and garden of the Colonial Dames of America. A rainy night, it was perfect weather for ducks. And ducks there were; two pekin ducks,...
  • Fall hunting seasons set by Fish & Wildlife Service
    Fall hunting seasons set by Fish & Wildlife Service
    The Final Frameworks for Early-Season Migratory Bird Hunting have taken effect. The Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) set the fall schedule, which you can view at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-23/html/2013-20607.htm.States can choose the...
  • Tina Trachtenburg
    Slideshow Players matriarch/craftswoman Tina Trachtenburg makes, saves pigeons
    Besides running the slideshow at sensational Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players multimedia shows, Tina Trachtenburg is legend for making the singular act’s merchandise: totebags, fabric CD covers, oven mitts and of course, reusable &ldquo...
  • Thurber liked them all...women, children, and even pigeons.
    The existentialist pigeon is no splendor in the grass
    Alas, my ass, is what he might have wanted to say. But Thurber got his point across quite well in There's an Owl in my Room, which was Keith Olbermann's Fridays With Thurber readinglast night. The piece takes issue with the seeming fact...
  • The Old Lady and the Pigeons
    The 5: Best Animated Short Films (#3)
    "The 5" is a series of lists comprised of 5 films in conjunction with our the theme for that week. For our first installment, with the recent visit of Bill Plympton and with both of us being gigantic animation buffs, we've decided to...
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    Beautiful bonded Birds on the beat for an abiding benevolent abode
    Charlie and Santino are two beautiful birds fostered at the Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue organization. They are hoping to find a great permanent home. Charlie is a domesticated Blue Bar feral Pigeon and Santino is a red and white King/Carneau...
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    Pigeons of Toronto
    Pretty graceful... for a pigeon... Seiji Ishiguro Face it, pigeons will always be around, and you are bound to run into one if you're the type to walk around the city. Yet, in the City of Toronto, pigeons are often viewed as a nuisance, thus...