Talking about the Jay's adept ability of inflicting pain to the ringer's hand reminded me of a cartoon on the door to the banding lab at Long Point Bird Observatory. The cartoon was of a Northern Cardinal with an over exaggerated bill with a latin name under the picture that read Viceus gripius. The idea was to strike terror into the hearts of anyone pulling a Cardinal out of the bag for the first time! Just look at the bill on the picture of Northern Cardinal below sent to me recently from Nigel. Ouch!
Barn & Short-eared Owl - Barn Owl Short-eared Owl
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