Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Gluing Feathers on a Bird

Hopefully this poor little bird doesn't end up as a modern day Icarus: A kestrel bird was recovered from captivity in Australia and was found to have it's wings clipped. There is a planned "recovery" to allow the bird to return to the wild of it's own powers:
"Feathers from a dead kestrel will be spliced with bamboo pins and epoxy resin to the feathers of the young bird, which should be able to fly again within a few days of the operation."

No the question is which epoxy is being used. Certainly the sales and marketing people behind the manufacturer would love to know, giving them so good PR and maybe even a new marketing tagline. Something like "you can soar with the eagles with our epoxy".

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