Sure, Blame the Fly Tiers Again

August 14, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

According to the United Press International, museum officials suspect that thieves of who stole an irreplaceable collection of bird feathers from the Natural History Museum at Tring near London might be supplying fly tiers with the priceless loot. “When museum staff took an inventory, they found 299 birds [missing], all members of brightly colored species such as the bird of paradise from New Guinea and quetzals and cotingas from South America.”