The Rare Bird Gallery:
(by and for) a Community
of Rare Readers
Share your stories about the rare birds in your life and in your work or the rare birds you’ve come across. Introduce yourself! Introduce a rare bird character you’ve created or found! Send us a picture. Send us a video or a short story. We want to feature you and your rare-bird-itude in our gallery.
There are no words to describe. You just have to watch.
Song for Losers by Stephan Nance.
Family photo from Bobcaygeon by Paul Karkas
They were strangers in a forgotten land; a land where unmarked territories ruled the desolate soils of adolescents. Like ‘Nam, high school demanded blood. Love was controversial. His heart was at war with his head. Flowers and guns, the battlefield was endless. What happened to peace and love?
Yea so just to elaborate on this, I found a note to someone titled, Dear Danielle and it just went on about some stuff, mostly it was smudged but I thought it might come in handy for writing inspiration one day. I don't even know what I was writing it just sort of came out, I could picture this being like an introduction to a movie or short video with Pat Benatar's "Love is a battlefield" as entrance music.
— Alura Parr
The Handsome Family: Passenger Pigeons
This is a song about Passenger Pigeons. Once 30% of America's bird population,
they are now extinct.
— Link sent by Yvonne Prinz
Directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Marcel is voiced (untreated & unenhanced) by a genius named Jenny Slate
Written by Jenny + Dean
Personally, I was smitten from the first parry and thrust.The Hair Pin.com
Read it. Love it.
See also, Edith Zimmerman’s blog, especially if you’re a lover of very short stories.
Thanks to the young film makers of this great trailer for the Alice book!
Rare Bird Photo by Angela Cowan.
Rare Bird by Jessica.
Lesley Sneddon and her boy bird, Lois, at the Ottawa Parrot Club.