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Monday, November 14, 2011

Why San Francisco Birds Are So Fat

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Scientist say birds in Northern California, including San Francisco, are getting bigger and fatter by the year. And since Global Warming tends to be the scapegoat for all our general state of deterioration, it made sense to place blame squarely on Climate Change.

But after considering the science, it seemed that the warming of the globe would make birds smaller, not bigger. So again, we are left to piece together the mysterious girth gain. But it seems rather clear to us why our local birds are packing on the pounds, based on these two photos alone.


click to enlarge Emotionally eating? - PHOTO BY TIM WAYNE, CREATIVE COMMONS CC-BY-SA

And then instead of flying home, looks like these lazy birds hitch a ride with us.

click to enlarge You have two wings ... use them! - PHOTO BY TIM WAYNE, CREATIVE COMMONS CC-BY-SA

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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