Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.

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There are many wonderful, magical facts that are learnt about animals and birds over a lifetime – here is one that I recently found out about: powder down. Like moths and butterflies which have fine like powder on their wings in the form of overlapping scales, birds produce a dusting of waxy like powder over their feathers which is called powder down. In the case of birds the powder is designed to help waterproof their bodies from the rain. Occasionally, we are able to see this when a bird flies into a pane of glass usually twixt the end of one day and before the dawn of the next. A friend forwarded a picture of a bird imprint in powder down on to me when they found one on their office window.

Powder down impression

Powder down bird impression

Powder down imprint of a bird on a pane

Bird impression in powder down on a window pane


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5 comments:

Ann said...

Well I learned something new today. I've had birds fly into my windows before but never noticed the powder down print.

Joyce Lansky said...

I thought it was poop. :)

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Blue bird said...

HAPPY TO MEET YOU AND THE BIRDS. JULIA/BLUE BIRD :)

Lainy said...

I can hear the chirping of the birds from where I am now, Polly. Nice captures. Thanks for the share.

How have you been? I hope all is OK.

Love and Hugs,
LAINY

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ok.trop cool et je reviendrai la prochaine fois.