Who would have thought? Bird Island on Cross Lake is actually shaped like a bird. Here's the proof!

Growing up in Shreveport, I've always had a fascination with Bird Island. As a kid, my grandparents would take me there on the boat and let me look around and swing off of one of the many rope swings. It wasn't until today that I learned the 4-acre island has an official name. According to Google Earth, it's actually named "Buzzard Island."

In case you're wondering, I get on Google Earth a lot when I'm bored, and today was one of those days.

Anyways, as I'm searching Shreveport-Bossier on Google Earth, I happened to hit Cross Lake. My immediate thought was to find Bird Island and see if Google Earth captured anything interesting. Man, did I hit the jackpot.

Turns out, with a slight rotation of the Google Earth camera, Bird Island is actually shaped like a freakin' bird! Granted, it's a little chunky bird, but once you see it, you can't un-see it!

 

 

You can clearly make out the islands feathery tail, wings on the top-left, feet on the bottom, and my personal favorite part, a visible head with eyes and a beak on the top-right.