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birch-seed birds







For some reason, birch trees like to drop their seeds in winter, and their seeds look like tiny sharp-winged birds.

Here's a birch-seed bird:



And here is a catkin, with the birds clinging to it in neat interleaved stacks--maybe fibonacci spirals; I'll have to look closer. Some of these get eaten by chickadees, but others take flight and then dive into the snow.




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asakiyume
Feb. 19th, 2017 11:35 am (UTC)
I can just see them transformed into actual living, breathing birds, with feathers in those colors.

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