I've always had this wildly morbid, Tippi Hendren-esque fear of being beaked in the face by a bird. It's not even a large ominous bird I fear; it's the sweet ones, like, sparrows. Flutter, flutter, fluttering all along, then boink -- right between the eyes. That's not to say that I'd love a bird of prey going after me, either. To overcome the phobia, I've purchased this talon candlestick. While real bird feet are scary and downright gross, they look quite nice, in metal, resting gently on a dresser, no where near my face.
Talon candlestick, Catbird, $40.