Fantasy Christmas Gift for Falconer: $150,000

Each year Neiman Marcus offers a Fantasy Gift catalog with a range of experiences and products aimed at the very, very wealthy. This year a special falconry accessory set is in the offering, with a price tag of $150k. Look at the opulence!

The Bespoke Global Falconry Companion includes two oiled walnut chairs, a 20-karat gold plated falconry perch and leather perch scale, four hoods with hood stands, two lead crystal beverage decanters, and a backgammon board featuring gold plated brass playing pieces. Everything a modern falconer needs. Business Insider called this luxury falconry collection "absurd" but I certainly wouldn't turn it down. ;)

Movie Review: Kestrel's Eye

Back in October I had a look through Netflix's catalog of streaming titles, looking for bird-themed movies available on Instant Watch. After Rare Birds, I watched Mikael Kristersson's Kestrel's Eye, a documentary that follows a pair of Common Kestrels without any narration or commentary. Note:...

2 Quick Notes to Birders Re: The Big Year

I saw The Big Year last night at a midnight screening in Orlando. I'll try to get my review up soon but my in-laws are visiting from Europe this week so it might be...

Movie Review: Ghost Bird

Back in September, Scott Crocker's Ghost Bird played at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and Arthur and I went down to see it. The movie was pretty limited in its theatrical run, so if you didn't get a chance to see it, you're in luck because...

Ridiculous Birdwatching Viral Video: we like watching birds

Writing partners Brian David Gilbert and Karen Han, popular on social media, delighted and confused birders with this surreal video. What do you think?