It's time for a quick Birds at Large update to show a couple ways birds are being used - and misused - in regular culture. Yes? OK.
Maine State Lottery card
The Black-capped Chickadee is Maine's state bird. The state bird! And this is how they reproduce it? Gray flanks? Black back? Maine - my beloved home state - should be ashamed of itself. How are folks going to respect a vaunted institution like gambling if they can't get the details right?
Song Sparrow Interrupts Red Sox - Yankees game
Anti-Audubon Sign on the Outer Banks
big fight on the Outer Banks these days about limiting the use of off-road vehicles on the beaches where they might interfere with nesting birds. This sign I saw on my way back from a Hatteras pelagic is in reference to the conflict. Classy stuff!