Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Two swansThe RSPB are hosting an event on “The Wonder of the Sea” at Kelvingrove this weekend (4th and 5th June):

“Dive into the RSPB’s ocean-themed weekend, and go on an epic journey above and below the waves.  Meet the giant turtles on your doorstep and touch a narwhal tusk. Find out which ocean wanderer has the biggest wings and why a puffin’s egg can’t roll off a cliff!  Suitable for all ages. “


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Report from the BBC about using weather radar to track bird, bat and insect flights:

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A less serious post: Dr Mike Dickison’s PechaKucha presentation on

what, if anything, is big bird?

[link to presentation]

You can find information about Dr Dickison’s research findings on real giant flightless birds on his home page.

PechaKucha is a presentation style where 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each.  Orginially developed by architects, the format aims to make presentations “concise, fast-paced and entertaining” by getting information across within a strict 6 minute 40 second limit.

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