Odd Ducks, Common Loons

June 20, 2022

Birds: a look at the animals that stir our sense of beauty, wonder, and freedom. And gave us pillows.

“Uh-oh! It says here: ‘A good mimic, this bird should not be exposed to foul or abusive sounds.’”
Vera looked around the room. Not another chicken anywhere. And then it struck her—this was a hay bar.
Anatidaephobia: the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.
“Food’s okay … I just can’t get used to the atmosphere.”
Winning the lottery had changed his life, but at times Chico still felt strangely unfulfilled.
“Julian … you’re cheating.”
She was known as Madame D’Gizarde, and, in the early ’40s, she used deceit, drugs, and her beguiling charms to become the bane of chicken farmers everywhere.

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