National Geographic : 2007 Feb
FLASHBACK Canary Care A tiny heartbeat offers an earful to an amateur bird medic named Patrick Lambert. His plywood examination plank held the bird "securely without injury to feathers or other parts," claim the notes on the back of this photograph, which was acquired by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC in 1940 but not published in the magazine. The New Jersey man's feathered patients ranged "from an inquisitive parrot who walked into an electric fan ... to a canary blinded by lightning" that "had to be taught to bathe and where to find its seed and water. Not being able to recognize daylight, the bird would often start singing at midnight." - Margaret G. Zackowitz t Flashback Archive See all the photos plus e-greetings at ngm.com/0702. PHOTO:ANDRELATERZA NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN 0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBY THENATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,114517THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.85.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILINGOFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IFTHEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOUR MAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WE HAVENO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.