When you think of a coordinated law enforcement effort that involves simultaneous takedowns of three illegal operations in three different counties, you might assume it involved narcotics or human trafficking or terrorist cells. But New York state’s Operation Angry Birds had a truly fowl target in mind. [More]
for the birds
Sandy has a delightfully squirrel-proof bird feeder, but five years of outdoor use and bird landings took a toll. She tells Consumerist that when she contacted the manufacturer, Brome Bird Care, about buying some replacement perches, the company just went ahead and replaced the entire feeder, claiming a defect in the original. Chirp for joy!
For years, avian enthusiasts in the UK have been able to get their hands on “fat balls,” bird feed in the form of spherical mixtures of suet and seeds intended for winter use. But now, thanks to a few snickering kids, that could all change.