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Is there a bird in this rock?


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I found this along a riverbank in central Minnesota. The part that I identified as the head is about 4cm long, from the beak tip to back of head. It seams to be a small field bird or maybe just a rock... any help?

 

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This would be a piece of limestone. There is nothing in this piece that has the symmetry, bones, or overall morphology of a fossil avian.

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No bird fossils.  Just a rock.

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no bird fossil, sorry. Looks like at the first moment, but it is definitely not...

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As others have said, just a suggestively shaped rock

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I guess the OP is at a loss for words, as many of these first posters in the ID section are. Sometimes I ask myself why I bother, but then of course there are just as many polite ones who react courteously.

 

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1 hour ago, Ludwigia said:

I guess the OP is at a loss for words, as many of these first posters in the ID section are. Sometimes I ask myself why I bother, but then of course there are just as many polite ones who react courteously.

The OP has not logged in since posting this, so may respond once logged in again. 

 

That said, I interpret the benefit of even non-responses differently; for every person who posts an item, there may be five or more others who have something similar, so our replies become educational and informative to others -- even and especially when we show our thought process. We lead by example. :) 

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Getting up there myself enough to start shouting at kids to get off my lawn. :P 

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Some people have great imaginations.  I thought I was one.  But I see absolutely NOTHING in that rock that resembles a bird or anything else for that matter, no matter how long i stare at it.  Not a slam to the OP - more of a kudos for a great imagination

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1 hour ago, Kane said:

:heartylaugh:

Getting up there myself enough to start shouting at kids to get off my lawn. :P 

Try mud loving ATV enthusiasts who blast offensive rap music for neighbors. 

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Sounds like a job for caltrops, Dale. :D

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4 hours ago, Kane said:

:heartylaugh:

Getting up there myself enough to start shouting at kids to get off my lawn. :P 

Fortunately for the kids, I don't have a lawn any more :)

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