A Little-Known Bird Fact

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I came across these blue jay feathers on a short hike recently.

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They reminded me of the robin that nested near where I often sat under the catalpa tree in our backyard last summer.

This reminded me of all the years I worked with kids — Girl Scout leader 9 years, gave programs at schools and science fairs. Not to mention all the years my kids and I hiked and camped often … real often.

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Teachers often mentioned taking bird nests to school to show their class.

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The point of all this is …

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 makes it illegal to possess live native birds, bird feathers, nests and eggs. This also includes road-kills.

 Legally taken game birds, like ducks, dove, geese are an exception during their hunting season.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. I never knew that. I used to collect tiny nests and I’m forever picking up feathers.

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  2. Interesting to know, thanks.

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  3. Interesting info.

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