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Not everywhere but our beaches are good for dead things. Most trips result in us bringing at least a couple of dead things home. This particular beach has an island about 10 miles off the coast from it which has a large seabird colony so that might contribute to why we find so many dead birds. 
We’ve also had a couple of storms recently so that probably doesn’t help the birds.
If you ever come to Scotland we’ll definitely take you to one of the beaches.

Not everywhere but our beaches are good for dead things. Most trips result in us bringing at least a couple of dead things home. This particular beach has an island about 10 miles off the coast from it which has a large seabird colony so that might contribute to why we find so many dead birds.
We’ve also had a couple of storms recently so that probably doesn’t help the birds. If you ever come to Scotland we’ll definitely take you to one of the beaches.

Found my first swan skull.

Found my first swan skull.

mydeadthingsdiary:

sittaeuropaea:

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

He is very handsome! You going to give him a scrub?

He is indeed, he’s had a wash now and will be getting degreased as soon as I find a suitable container for him.

mydeadthingsdiary:

sittaeuropaea:

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

He is very handsome! You going to give him a scrub?

He is indeed, he’s had a wash now and will be getting degreased as soon as I find a suitable container for him.

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

I’m seriously in love with this guy.

UK Vulture Culture

mydeadthingsdiary:

To those in the UK interested in taxidermy, bones, fur and vulture culture in general, don’t be afraid to join our FB group :)

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It’s where we organise meets, as well as sharing interesting ebay listings, discussing VC related things and ofc helping each other out and answering any questions :)

There’s also an informal selling page for UK VC items

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The recent beach finds.

The recent beach finds.

Scottish Landscapes for bonemonger, who really wants to head north.

bonemonger:

Me and sittaeuropaea are off to a beach where we’ve previously found a dead seal to hunt for bones/birds

Beach trip!!! My mums already text me today telling me about a dead deer on the way to the next town.

Just finished drying some bird wings, 2 Blackbird, 2 Siskin, 1 Woodpigeon and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Aug 9th VC Meet

mydeadthingsdiary:

I packed a granny trolley full of things for show and tell, and hrokr and prettydeadstuff's items from the Glacier Wear order. I had picked up the items (and my own) from thatfuckingshaman Friday night, and got up early to pack everything Saturday morning.

I met bonemonger and sittaeuropaea on the train from Slough to Paddington, and we chatted about their trip to Tring on the previous day. From Paddington station we walked to Regents Park, passing a Tesco express and stocking up on picnic supplies (including fizzy drinks, crisps, and ofc, sweets :P). Peencuisine was first to the open air theatre, hrokr and prettydeadstuff arrived half an hour or so later. Lollypopdisease arrived after we had already set up camp by a stretch of the boating lake - complete with dead things out on display! [x]

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Much fun was had - food eaten, skulls compared, items traded and sold :) A few people walked past, or stopped and stared, but no one said anything directly.

Oh and someone received a surprised present from their friends ^^

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Before we left to visit the Grant museum of Zoology, we had a group photo, representing everyone who came to the meet :) [x]

Then we headed over to the Grant museum, taking a leisurely walk through the Avenue Gardens in Regents park. We ended up stopping to feed the people friendly squirrels and pigeons [x]. Time was taken to remove some tangled fibres around the feet of one poor pigeon.

Once at the Grant museum we spent an hour walking round and talking photos. [x] [x] [x]. We had a brief sit down before leaving to buy more food, and heading down to the Thames for some evening bone hunting.

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Dinner on the tube train ~

Once at the Thames we split up, covering a lot of the beach under Blackfriars bridge and away from the Globe theatre. Sadly there wasn’t much on the beach, and as myself and hrokr had large wheeled bags we set them down in one air. At one point myself and lollypopdisease stayed to look after the bags, so I took some photos of Harley on the beach. [x]

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Despite the beach not having as rich pickings as it has had in the past, some interesting things were found! A victorian rat skull, a more recent rat skull (and a bloated, naked rat), two dead eels, several teeth, the infamous dentures (which I picked up this time haha), and I found a large scapula and cow axis vert just before we left for the day. [x

Today was a long, but good day! The next UK VC meet is the 6th September at London Natural History museum (followed by a taxidermy party I’m hosting on the 7th Sept). Which is a good thing as it’ll give me a month to recover from yesterday :D

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