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'Glee' Star Mark Salling

PROOF I Was a Bird-Loving

Hippie ... Before I Got Famous

2/10/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Months before skyrocketing to fame on the cast of "Glee," Mark Salling was a tree-hugging bird-loving acoustic-guitar-playing hippie-dippie park squatter -- and we got the footage to prove it!

You see, Mark -- an outspoken bird advocate -- is a member of the Echo Park Ornithology Club in Los Angeles.

And three years ago, right before Mark struck it big on "Glee" -- he expressed his pride in the animal organization by whipping out his guitar at a park meeting ... and jamming out an EPOC theme song he wrote.

You probably wouldn't guess from the lyrics -- but the song's called "Echo Park Ornithology Club."

It's not that bad either ... in fact, it's painfully catchy. You've been warned.

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cara    

um, that song is actually on his album!!

797 days ago
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Louise    

This is fairly recent based on his haircut.

797 days ago
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Kari    

He's not that famous.

797 days ago
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Flower    

Sooo.....he's famous?

796 days ago
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Glory Bee    

Sweet. and given that the rest of the memebers sitting with him were women looks like he discovered the way to meet nice chicks is to go were they are. Kidding....kinda. Nice boost for encouraging young folks to bond in a nice way. Park, music, common interest....yaeh, really sweet.

796 days ago
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3Storms    

Who cares? Glee has gone from being a respectable comedy to a leftist indoctrination tool anyway.

796 days ago
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Susan    

Your such a "hunka..hunka..burnin' love...

796 days ago
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Mark    

Looks more like the Echo Park Gynecology Club.
I'm sure that's what he was thinking too.

796 days ago
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Leslie Warren    

I can vouch for my rent-a-son and his love of birds.... I babysat his injured crow often! He grew up rescuing critters all the time. He loves all animals and mine love him very much! Lost my house/pet sitter when he went and got famous!...but good for him! I am very proud of him.

796 days ago
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farrah    

haha LA FITNESS FINEST lol

796 days ago

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