Kees Moeliker writes, in his blog:
Wednesday June 5th it is Dead Duck Day again. At exactly 17:55h we will honour the mallard that is known to science as the first (documented) ‘victim’ of homosexual necrophilia in that species. Please join for this short open air ceremony next to the new wing of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, where the duck (now museum specimen NMR 9989-00232) has met his dramatic end. We will discuss (new) ways to prevent birds from colliding with glass (buildings) and the special Dead Duck Day Message of a prominent (duck) scientist will be read.
I failed to report about last years Dead Duck Day (the 17th), so to get you into the mood, here is what happened on June 5th 2012….[read the rest at Kees’s blog]
BONUS: Kees’s TED Talk, “How a Dead Duck Changed My Life”: