Stories (not only) from the wildlife

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 11th, 2011, 9:06 am

I watched . . . & I wish I hadn't. :cry:
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Post by macdoum » April 11th, 2011, 5:22 pm

Kitty KCMO wrote:I watched . . . & I wish I hadn't. :cry:
Me too but I would show this to those ferociously opposed to Nuclear Power.
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Post by macdoum » April 25th, 2011, 12:41 am

Now what else. ! :puzzled:

Culling of Undisirables in Britain;
http://www.independent.co.uk/environmen ... 74064.html
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Post by Brit » May 4th, 2011, 3:41 pm

Have a nice day!
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Post by Kitty KCMO » May 20th, 2011, 11:04 pm

I just came across this article about rescuing baby ospreys from floodwaters in USA. The rescue people worried that alligators would get the chicks as the water was getting so high the 'gators could reach the nests.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... 5c605a8521
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Post by macdoum » May 24th, 2011, 5:00 pm

This is a lovely story with a happy ending ;


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNe1--id ... r_embedded
..a fawn rescued...
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Post by macdoum » May 31st, 2011, 12:25 am

Read this published report on loss of bird-life during the recent storms in the U.K.

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Living/Outd ... birds.html

SAD.. :cry:
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Post by macdoum » June 20th, 2011, 1:29 am

Somebody has done a study of Ospreys and published a photo-commentary on their lives.
From Egg to Osprey;

http://www.cumauriceriver.org/pages/ef- ... de-ef.html
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Post by macdoum » July 11th, 2011, 4:53 pm

Snails can survive the digestive track of Birds

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14048754
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Post by macdoum » July 20th, 2011, 7:56 pm

:puzzled: Where to put this little bit of info ?
My Google page celebrates today 189 th anniversary of Gregor Mendel a German bioligist who is considered to be the founder of Genetics;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregor_Mendel
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Post by macdoum » July 29th, 2011, 8:18 pm

Rare Whooping Swan cygnet survives in the U.K.:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14340420
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Post by macdoum » September 9th, 2011, 10:41 pm

Red Squirrels are back in one part of The U.K.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/270 ... sland-home
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Post by alice44 » September 19th, 2011, 10:05 am

macdoum wrote:Rare Whooping Swan cygnet survives in the U.K.:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-14340420
I wonder if the female swan can fly properly now.

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Post by macdoum » September 20th, 2011, 8:47 pm

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Post by alice44 » September 21st, 2011, 11:01 am

I guess they are a fair bit larger than the North American Great Horned Owl.

Do you think that the quarry featured in the video is the one in the eagle owl cam from the Netherlands?

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Post by macdoum » September 22nd, 2011, 7:07 pm

alice44 wrote:I guess they are a fair bit larger than the North American Great Horned Owl.

Do you think that the quarry featured in the video is the one in the eagle owl cam from the Netherlands?
I did think that Alice but the nesting holes are not familiar. :puzzled:
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Post by macdoum » September 22nd, 2011, 7:09 pm

Reports of Greenfinches carrying a disease to Europe from the U.K.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14974236

(trichomonosis)
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Post by Liis » October 21st, 2011, 7:21 pm

(If you think you have already read it, yes, you have - sorry, posted in wrong topic first :blush:)

Mixed bag of animal notes
Serious study has shown that wolves can be freeloaders too. Small flocks hunt more efficiently because in large flocks (over 4 individuals) some, or everybody even, look to someone else to make the first risky attack (journal Behavioural Eccology, scientists have watched 94 wolves in 5 flocks for 8 years; US wolves, Rocky Mountains).

Bears, Sweden: a summerhouse owner gets 43 000 SwCr for bear damages on summer house: bear attacked door and front trying to get down under house (for winter quarters?), moved a large stone in foundation.

Smaller animals, sort of - or living things anyway: Stockholm has a sourdough hostel. When you have lovingly bred and nurtured your sourdough bread starters and must go on holidays you can accommodate your darlings there and be sure that they are well fed and cared for until you get back.

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Post by alice44 » October 22nd, 2011, 3:43 am

Liis mostly I think our vacations are too short to do the sourdough much damage, but I do remember my mom telling someone to feed the sourdough while we were away.

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Post by Liis » October 29th, 2011, 10:03 pm

alice44 wrote:Liis mostly I think our vacations are too short to do the sourdough much damage, but I do remember my mom telling someone to feed the sourdough while we were away.
At a course on sourdough baking we were told very seriously to feed the dough starter once a week, and with the proper mixture of water and flour. Estonian dark rye bread is baked with sourdough and is a very serious matter indeed. I don't think they cosseted the starter in the old days as it is done now; maybe the environment was more sourdough-friendly? But if a housewife's sourdough suddenly went wild it was a catastrophe (and shame). It literally could go wild, wild yeasts and what-not from the air could take over.

A curious notice about wolves in today's newspaper:
Major autoroutes have wildlife fences in Sweden. On the E18 just north of Stockholm it has been cut open in several places. The theory is that the saboteurs hope that elks and deer will stray out on the road, get killed by cars and lure the resident wolves out there. The wolves will then get killed in turn, or can possibly be shot as a danger to traffic ...

And nobody grumbles much about the 3000+ brown bears ...

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