bird collisions

When John James Audubon returned from one of his final trips West, it was assumed that his description of the Yellow-Rumped Warbler was the product of a fevered mind decaying under what we now call Alzheimer’s Disease. Five years after his death however, it was discovered that “a bird askew, floating at odds with her perch” did in fact exist. Above, a typical specimen perches at a solid 17-degree angle approximately one cubic centimeter above a fencepost.