A very interesting story about a beautiful bird, mozmar, with the officious intervention, as you say, leaving a sour taste. Why couldn't they have spoken to Mr Arif, thanked him and just been nice, instead of almost treating him like a criminal? Disdain for those doing genuine good deeds seems to be more and more common. Good luck to them all though.
Must confess, I love squirrels. We get around 4 come into the garden. Sadly, they're not the red variety (they're greys) but, despite their insistence on burying conkers in my lawns, I do love them. I've never seen such a fast moving, & agile, creature. Quite marvellous to watch.One of a couple of squirrels I briefly catch sight of most days I go walking in a nearly little woodland.
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Must confess, I love squirrels. We get around 4 come into the garden. Sadly, they're not the red variety (they're greys) but, despite their insistence on burying conkers in my lawns, I do love them. I've never seen such a fast moving, & agile, creature. Quite marvellous to watch.
Oxymoronically, confusion remains the order of the day! Didja mean that for one of the covid threads? Where do you usually go to for your news and comedy?It didn't take long: Forbes | Researcher Calls 1st Marburg Virus Outbreak A ‘Lab Leak,’ Here’s Why Experts Pushed Back. Of course, the last two things you need when writing an article like that is the last name of "Yee" and the citation of experts. If there's anything the paranoid panicky don't like, it's the Chinese and elites of any kind. I'll await Russell Brand: "they're tellin' you Marburg comes from bats. Sounds familiar, don't it!"
It transpires cranes have also been re-introduced to the UK in the past year or two. to several counties - https://community.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/b/science/posts/breeding-cranes-reach-record-highGood news about the cranes, hope they prosper; beautiful birds. Those are a different variety to the ones in the Indian story we discussed. I'm in the UK, in not a particularly rural location, but not too many houses, it's very quiet & surrounded by trees (including conker/horse chestnut trees), which I guess the squirrels find attractive. They're regular visitors in the garden.
Oxymoronically, confusion remains the order of the day! Didja mean that for one of the covid threads? Where do you usually go to for your news and comedy?
Impressive to think those complex ethical questions were being addressed by Buddhists at least and maybe some of their predecessors 1,500 years ago - https://www.lionsroar.com/introducing-thich-nhat-hanhs-five-mindfulness-trainings/Yeah, ok they're insects so might be OT, but they are incredible: Bees are sentient
" 'Fringe’ research suggests the insects that are essential to agriculture have emotions, dreams and even PTSD, raising complex ethical questions"
An endearing incident told with charm, scanty : )I had two bats that lived in the wine cellar when i was a child
Unrelated: many years later, I put a saucer of milk out in the garden for the kittens one day, and when i turned around five minutes later, the baby hedgehogs had squashed up in between them all and they were all happily huddled around and baby-lickety-lapping up all the milk all together
Japan has lost a record number of poultry to bird flu—so many, in fact, that the country doesn’t have enough land to bury them.
Since October, 17 million birds and chickens have been culled, leading to soaring egg prices, some restaurants pulling egg-based dishes off their menu, and a burial ground shortage. Local authorities and farms are required to kill and bury the animals to prevent the virus from spreading.
But land shortages are preventing proper disposal of the animals, according to a report from Japan’s state broadcaster NHK. The outlet found that of the 26 prefectures and provinces that reported aviation flu outbreaks, 16 lacked enough land to dispose of the birds.
Japan has been struggling to contain the spread of bird flu, a highly contagious disease for poultry. It can kill certain domesticated species, such as turkeys and chickens, the latter of which experiences a mortality rate of up to 100 percent if infected and can die within 48 hours.