Poor Bird

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This poor bird died on impact but it sure left a nice piece of art on the Saint Mary’s skywalk.

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baci

about 12 years ago

Thats no bird ... I see angels

PJ

about 12 years ago

Obviously an angel. And at an appropriate place, too.

Bret

about 12 years ago

Sun came up it was another day
And the sun went down you were blown away
Why'd you let go of your guitar
Why'd you ever let it go that far
Drunken Angel
Could've held on to that long smooth neck
Let your hand remember every fret
Fingers touching each shiny string
But you let go of everything
Drunken Angel
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Followers would cling to you
Hang around just to meet you
Some threw roses at your feet
And watch you pass out on the street
Drunken Angel
Feed you and pay off all your debts
Kiss your brow taste your sweat
Write about your soul your guts
Criticize you and wish you luck
Drunken Angel
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side

Some kind of savior singing the blues
A derelict in your duct tape shoes
Your orphan clothes and your long dark hair
Looking like you didn't care

Druken Angel
Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart
Over the strings of your guitar
The worn down places in the wood
That once made you feel so good
Druken Angel
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Drunken Angel
You're on the other side
Sun came up it was another day
And the sun went down you were blown away
Why'd you let go of your guitar
Why'd you ever let it go that far
Drunken Angel Drunken Angel

  -Lucinda Willams

farglebargle

about 12 years ago

Must have been a real greasy angel.

mayday

about 12 years ago

I hope you took more photos.  This is, strangely, one of the most beautiful things I've seen in a while.

Starfire

about 12 years ago

I took the pic with my phone and this one turned out best. If anyone would like to attempt it is located in the skywalk between St Marys and the Duluth Clinic-east side. It has created quite a stir on the SMDC campus.

zra

about 12 years ago

we have a similar imprint on one of the east windows at work. fortunately, the bird lived through the ordeal, as it was by a pigeon who got stuck inside overnight. it's still there, about three years later.

Jeff

about 12 years ago

eh- I had those all over my windows and my patio door when we had birds.  They never got hurt, but weren't that big or going that fast.  The birds downtown should wear helmets...

baci

about 12 years ago

...and the mt. ash berries aren't even ripe yet

Lucie1970

about 12 years ago

Nice shot; thanks for sharing it.

Sonya

about 12 years ago

Wellll... I would argue that we shouldn't put up tall, reflective/transparent buildings in the way of bird migration routes (or that we should at least minimize the danger).

http://www.abcbirds.org/conservationissues/threats/buildings.html

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