Day 218: Red Kite
A bird of prey that lives in Europe and northern Africa, the Red Kite is both a carrion and a hunter, but often becomes prey itself to poisons because of this diet.  They once were protected in England and Wales during the rule of King James II of Scotland as they fed on rot in the streets.

Day 218: Red Kite

A bird of prey that lives in Europe and northern Africa, the Red Kite is both a carrion and a hunter, but often becomes prey itself to poisons because of this diet.  They once were protected in England and Wales during the rule of King James II of Scotland as they fed on rot in the streets.

Day 217: Hamerkop
Also known as the Hammerhead Stork, the Hamerkop keeps to the locales from Madagascar to Arabia.  They are known for their strange ‘ceremonies’ in which up to ten birds gather to run circles around each other while fluttering and calling.
They show up in many cultures mythologies and superstitions, including a Malagasy belief that anyone who is to destroy the nest of a Hamerkop will contract leprosy.  A similar belief amongst the Kalahari Bushmen states that robbing their nests results in being struck by lightning.

Day 217: Hamerkop

Also known as the Hammerhead Stork, the Hamerkop keeps to the locales from Madagascar to Arabia.  They are known for their strange ‘ceremonies’ in which up to ten birds gather to run circles around each other while fluttering and calling.

They show up in many cultures mythologies and superstitions, including a Malagasy belief that anyone who is to destroy the nest of a Hamerkop will contract leprosy.  A similar belief amongst the Kalahari Bushmen states that robbing their nests results in being struck by lightning.

Day 216: Squirrel Cuckoo
Resident of wooded habitats of Trinidad, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina, the Squirrel Cuckoo is known to run around branches like squirrels, leaping from places to place.  They have been seen feeding alongside small mammals during the dry season, feasting on cocoa beans.

Day 216: Squirrel Cuckoo

Resident of wooded habitats of Trinidad, Mexico, Uruguay and Argentina, the Squirrel Cuckoo is known to run around branches like squirrels, leaping from places to place.  They have been seen feeding alongside small mammals during the dry season, feasting on cocoa beans.

Day 215: Green Heron
Native to North and Central America, the Green Heron is one of the few observable tool user amongst the animal kingdom.  They use branches, bread, insects, and other objects as ‘bait’ on the top of a water’s surface in order to attract fish closer to themselves.

Day 215: Green Heron

Native to North and Central America, the Green Heron is one of the few observable tool user amongst the animal kingdom.  They use branches, bread, insects, and other objects as ‘bait’ on the top of a water’s surface in order to attract fish closer to themselves.

Sorry for Delay

I just moved back to Canada and accidentally left the following items that are all pertinent to the creation of bird designs;

Parmesan Cheese

Brita Water Filter (for nasty Ontario public water)

Dreamcatcher

Tablet Pen

The last one is definitely not the most important.  I’d say that’s the cheese.