Category Archives: ornithology
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On Wednesday and Thursday I attended a feather conservation workshop delivered by conservator Allyson Rae. The course was held at the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Study Centre. Note that while there is a picture of a bundle of cassowary feathers … Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to post a step by step guide on how to skin birds with photos, but the truth is it’s extremely difficult to plan this, especially when I’m working on a bird and have to stop every few … Continue reading
Osteology was the order of the day on Thursday. I worked with Joanne Cooper and volunteer Mandy Holloway. Jo first showed me the dermesterium, where colonies of flesh-eating beetles are kept. They strip down a specimen to its skeleton. The … Continue reading
On Wednesday I worked again in the bird skins area. The Extinct and Endangered birds are currently being moved to more secure cabinets. While the majority of the collection is now locked away, some of the endangered birds are still … Continue reading