Man Charges Fee to View Rare Bird From Kitchen

... but it all goes to bird charities
By Steve Vivian,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2011 12:51 PM CST Posted Feb 16, 2011 12:51 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Feb 16, 2011 2:59 PM CST
Man Charges Fee to View Bird From Kitchen Window

An Oriental Turtle Dove made a wrong turn and ended up 3,000 miles off course in the United Kingdom. Avid ornithologist Steve Akers spotted the bird in his backyard, informed other local bird enthusiasts, and then proceeded to turn his kitchen into a viewing parlor, charging about $8 for a five-minute session.

More than 500 people lined up outside his home to see and take pictures of the rare bird, normally found in southeast Asia, Russia, Japan, and the Indian sub-continent. Akers pledged the money to two bird charities, notes Sky News. (More ornithology stories.)

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