Life at Boomer Lake with Deb, Monday January 27, 2014
Life for the Emperor Penguin
Let’s protect the Emperor Penguin before it is to late. We can’t lose another bird, but now we have a fighting chance to right the wrongs.
Status of Keystone XL Pipeline
It is up to the President now to yea or nay the Keystone XL. Many, many people are fighting this monstrosity, including wealthy people. Will this make it more fair on the governmental arena? We’ll just have to see how environmentalist cash speaks.
The Importance of the Albatross
Another incredible bird is the albatross. The US Department of Fish and Wildlife was able to obtain this unusual mating footage on Midway Island. This is a real treat, as it is so seldom seen.
- Birds News -- ScienceDaily
Bird news and research. From chickens to birds of prey, wing design to migration, read all the latest news on birds.
Sweden Does Its Part with Bird and Frog Conservation
We must credit Sweden with creating wetlands and savings frogs and birds from certain extinction. Many, many countries realize that natural life, as we know it, can no longer be ignored. It pleases me to see tax dollars at work for such a constructive thing.
- Constructed wetlands save frogs, birds threatened with extinction -- ScienceDaily
Over the last few decades, several thousands of wetlands have been constructed in Sweden in agricultural landscapes. The primary reason is that the wetlands prevent a surfeit of nutrients from reaching our oceans and lakes. A study shows, in addition
The Belted Kingfisher joins me once again. My little male friend from last year was fishing with the immature Black-crowned Night-Heron and Great Blue Heron in the Southern Cove. Wondrous delights will evoke your senses when least expected, so it is always appropriate to have your camera with you at any given time to capture beauty in the height of natural surroundings. Seasons matter not, but the right time never hurts.
Great Blue Heron: Showstopper
Great Blue Heron always fishes in the quiet of the Southern Cove. This area attracts numerous species throughout the year for both solitude and ample food. The fish seen here is a crappie, which is reported to be excellent eating for both people and wildlife. Where can you witness such wonders of nature? Look to your own bodies of water, spend time there, and it will do wonders for your own mental health. There is no point to be become bogged down by working yourself too much. Enjoy life more.
The Canada Goose is not a creature of habit. We all enjoy changes in scenery, as does our priceless wildlife. These beauties provided a picture-perfect scene in all its splendor for each of us. Light can change so many things, as well as our perception of life surrounding us. Sometimes, simplicity like this is the answer to everything.
Buffleheads still frequent Boomer Lake, but perhaps not in droves like they did last year. More space accounts for greater activity, and there is nothing more beautiful than a bird gaining momentum for the wonder of flight. Take a moment to think about some of the most eye-stopping things that you have ever seen in nature. Relish them, and keep them forever within your mind’s eye for future reference.
The Northern Mockingbird in its natural surroundings transcends so many things for all of us. They can silently appear in the most unlikely of places, and more importantly, leave the land and its inhabitants as pure as whence they came. They do their part in protecting our land by planting seeds to ensure that trees will never come to an end. Both birds and humanity require the oxygen that these trees provide in our lives. Enjoy these things while you are able to get out to see them, and appreciate them by supporting the work of Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman, whose legacy will always live on. Just plant one tree and it will live after you do.
Water is so important to our well-being, for we cannot live without it. Our bodies are eighty percent water. Think about water if you consider using pesticides on your lawn to kill slugs and weeds. We can dispose of these things organically, and our water will remain pure. Our raptors will thrive if we don’t use rat poison, and our birds will live better lives if we keep away from the evils of glue traps. They are cruel, as they keep mice living as they try to escape a horrible death through dehydration and hunger. Birds also become trapped in them, as they tend to contain bugs. My message to you is to help our species live the best lives that they can, and as long as they can.
Keep your eyes on the ground and your head in the clouds. Happy birding, and may you get closer to your life list.
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