New Birds in the Basement

Our Science collection continues to grow. The latest addition is a set of six wonderful bird mounts, bringing some carcasses salvaged by the museum back to life.  It's particularly nice to add a foot-propelled diving Common Loon and a wing-propelled diving Dovekie in this batch.  Joining them are a perched Barred Owl, "anting" Blue Jay (posed spreading its feathers for a free dry cleaning courtesy of ants), a skulking American Coot, and a barely visible (in this photo) Wood Thrush. They join their colleagues in the rotation for natural history exhibits this month.