Welcome to Birdie Girl….some skillful advice for the creative fledgling.

Nests: the art of birds

Author: Janine Burke Research Fellow, School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University Can the nests of some birds be regarded as works of art, as aesthetic creations worthy of our admiration? Charles Darwin wrote in The Descent of Man that...

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Some Fun Hummingbird Footage

FROM YOUTUBE VIDEO Hummingbirds of California--- some stay, some come to breed & some are passing through. Appearing here are Allen's, Anna's, Black-Chinned, Calliope, Costa's and Rufous Hummingbird. Enjoy. Special thanks for the people that filmed these. To see more...

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Early John James Audubon Drawings

Written By Kate Kondayen, Harvard Correspondent Growing up in the late 18th century, John James Audubon regularly skipped school and headed to the fields, spending his early years developing the techniques that led to his career as a famed naturalist who made...

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The Intriguing Mystery of the Goldfinch

By Alastair Sooke A 362-year-old painting of a tiny bird has become one of the most popular of its time. But will we ever know what The Goldfinch means? On the face of it, it couldn’t be simpler: a small, charming painting, on a wooden panel, depicting a goldfinch...

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