[[ image ]] From the excellent blog Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, full of useful information and birding tips. Every entry is worth reading : ) AN EXOTIC bird on the loose in Southampton since Wednesday has finally been caught. The silvery-cheeked hornbill, called Albert, gave his owner Michael Levy the slip when his aviary doors were opened on Wednesday morning. Magpies are tough, near fearless and smart, but I had no idea they are that tough. Respect. This was a little Photoshop Battle I did. Original image: Used a bunch of tricks to cover up junk. Oh, hello. This is our bird Sirius! He was found fallen from a nest, and raised by someone who wanted to release him when he grew up-- except he ended up human-bonded, and wouldn't go. Eventually she couldn't care for him anymore, and neither could his second family... This is awesome! I want to be on this flight.