During a soccer game in Colombia, a player kicked an owl that was on the field. The bird, which looked like a Barn Owl, was the mascot for the opposing team and died from its injuries. Video and desultory apology here.
Mike is a leadingauthority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.