It seems as if a baby North American Spletin has appeared as an addition to my current project. I spent a few days on the weekend building boats and helicopters for my grandson's epic simulated battles only to find this little baby Sleptin emerging from the scrap basswood bin. Immature Sleptins don't display the longer necks and knobby knees characteristic of the adult birds.
There is a rumour among video gamers that Baby Sleptins are the birds that inspired the look of the popular "Angry Birds" characters. It might have some credibility since some video gamers seem to stay up late to play and therefore can be a little sluggish in the morning, just like the North American Sleptin. Oh well, it's just a rumour!
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.