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The Daily Bucket is a place where we post and exchange our observations about what is happening in the natural world in our neighborhood. Each note about the bugs, buds, and birds around us is a record that we can refer to in the future as we try to understand the patterns of nature that are quietly unwinding around us.
The New York Times highlighted a new book by Katrina van Grouw called The Unfeathered Bird. It came out in November last year. It is a collection of drawings of more than 300 birds from 200 species such as this Brown Fish Owl. The drawings show lifelike positions and behavior.  Many are active skeletons. Many show the musculature of specimens. Some involve two birds such as a sparrowhawk plucking its prey. It is advertised as an easy read with interesting text about all kinds of bird behavior and anatomy. It is noted that no birds were harmed in making this book.

Here is the web page to a sampling of the images. Click on this image to be taken there.






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