La Cage aux Folles


In what is either an overzealous attempt to stave off an attack or an overzealous attempt to protect the privacy rights of birds, U.S. officials are cracking down on suspicious ornithologists. The Guardian reports:

Birdwatchers in certain areas are being forced to provide photographic identification, submit themselves to background checks, and even pay for a police escort….Law enforcement officials say that because the birdwatchers have equipment such as binoculars, telescopes and cameras, they have the potential to commit acts of espionage.

Via Sploid.