News Briefs 13-07-2011

Happy birthday to Loren Coleman!

Thanks Greg.

Quote of the Day:

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

~ George RR Martin (full quote is simply brilliant)

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Redoubt's picture
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14 July 2008
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2 years 25 weeks

The owl imprint on the automobile windshield is really pretty amazing.

The 'powder down' is present on other fowl as well, but I have never seen it in this way. That nocturnal raptor must have smacked the glass at full speed to leave such and imprint.. and then, there is really no accounting for the beak and eyes to be represented so vividly, either.

That silty coating is mainly... usually, mostly found on the wing and tail feathers.

I saw this once personally... maybe around 1997, when I heard a terrible noise against my window one dark and stormy night. The outside porch light backlit the outline of a bird that had flown into my bedroom window pane. It left a rough outline of wings and head... but wayyyy minus all the details in this example!

Unfortunately, by the time I thought about taking a picture, the rain and wind had carried it all away.

"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."

LastLoup's picture
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6 April 2010
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...that the mothman sighting and the thunderbird feather are all from the same suspect ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................