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Post by Jo UK » March 2nd, 2011, 10:11 pm

A mindless thug has killed 31 swans in Somerset, UK.
Author Terry Pratchett (apologies, SIR Terry) has offered a reward of £10,000 for information about the killer.
That takes the total reward to £26,080 or 30,703.74 EUR, 42,570.54 USD

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-12623183

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Post by Fleur » March 2nd, 2011, 10:59 pm

I am a swan :laugh:

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Post by Fleur » March 2nd, 2011, 11:02 pm

Jo UK wrote:A mindless thug has killed 31 swans in Somerset, UK.
Author Terry Pratchett (apologies, SIR Terry) has offered a reward of £10,000 for information about the killer.
That takes the total reward to £26,080 or 30,703.74 EUR, 42,570.54 USD

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-12623183

that's really awful
How does someone get it into his head to do that

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Post by alice44 » March 2nd, 2011, 11:03 pm

Fleur wrote: I am a swan :laugh:
me too

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Post by alice44 » March 2nd, 2011, 11:05 pm

Fleur wrote:
that's really awful
How does someone get it into his head to do that
Some times people can be so terrible

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Post by Jo UK » March 2nd, 2011, 11:32 pm

Fleur wrote: I am a swan :laugh:
I am a swan, too.

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Post by mei2k » March 3rd, 2011, 2:56 am

I am a Songbird :wave:

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Post by leonia » March 3rd, 2011, 8:24 am

mhhh, I'm supposed to be a crow . . . . :puzzled:

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Post by alice44 » March 3rd, 2011, 9:47 am

At first I was thinking everyone turned up a swan -- crows are very cooperative and playful.

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Post by Jo UK » March 3rd, 2011, 10:14 am

alice44 wrote:At first I was thinking everyone turned up a swan -- crows are very cooperative and playful.
And very intelligent!

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Post by macdoum » March 3rd, 2011, 8:46 pm

Fleur wrote: I am a swan :laugh:
:rolleyes: I am a crow. :mrgreen:
Very intelligent.. :shake:
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Post by leonia » March 3rd, 2011, 9:10 pm

Thank God, I'm not the only one. At first I thought what this could mean . . . So we may have a little croax-croax-chitchatting . . . :whistling:

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Post by macdoum » March 4th, 2011, 3:09 am

leonia wrote:Thank God, I'm not the only one. At first I thought what this could mean . . . So we may have a little croax-croax-chitchatting . . . :whistling:
:rotf:
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Post by Jo UK » March 19th, 2011, 8:55 pm

I think everyone remembers Knut, the polar bear in Berlin Zoo.

Such sad news today - Knut was found dead in his pool.
The cause of death is unknown. There will be a post-mortem examination.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12796359

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Post by Liis » February 4th, 2013, 12:33 pm

Some nice general conversation again? :innocent:

Repeat performance, for all who have been to Tallinn and all who want to go:
the fantastic 24-hours-a-day Tallinn webcam of ITRotid

Church towers on the skyline, left to right Niguliste (St Nicholas), Toomkirik (Dome church or Cathedral), Oleviste (St Olav; once, 1549 and for nearly 100 years onwards, the tallest building in Europe).
Roughly in the middle of the view you can find the old city wall with towers, running left to right. The heart of Old Tallinn above that.
Far in background Gulf of Finland, glimpsed now & then.

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Post by vainamoinen » February 10th, 2013, 6:55 pm

I don't know whether this is the right place for putting this text but we would be really appreciate if some of you could help in our work by voting for this project.

" DEAR FRIENDS, OWL RESEARCHERS, OWL LOVERS!


SUPPORT OWL RESARCH AND CONSERVATION IN LATVIA!

HELP LATVIAN OWL CONSERVATION SOCIETY!

As You know it is bad situation with funds for owl research and protection projects in Latvia. Now it is known that also for next year our government will not give any money for owls. Now our project is on an internet page where people can help with voting. VOTING DOES NOT COST ANYTHING! Total 15 projects are in this voting and only first 5 will be supported. Vote for projects continues until 28th February. We ask for just 3000 lats which is about 4100 EUR. The money would go to breeding owl monitoring in Latvia for all 2013 field season, covering fuel expanses and materials for new nestboxes. As well as funding will support migrating owl camps during spring at Kolka Cape and during autumn at Pape ornithological reseach station, covering accommodation for volunteers.

Go to the vote page:

http://www.labiedarbi.lv/lv/balso_par_p ... zpete.html

Select country VALSTS. It is possible to vote from all EU countries, as well as USA, Russia etc.! In the following field over the black button you need to write mobile phone number and press the black button “Saņemt kodu (bezmaksas)” means (take code (for free).

Then the field will change in the following way and after short time you will receive SMS with a vote code. You have to enter it in the field ``Kods`` and press the black button “Balsot!” (means Vote!)

And one more vote for owl conservation in Latvia is given. This vote DOES NOT COST ANYTHING, so please don't worry that it will take some money from You!!! Place and number of votes is possible to see in the left side of the page I sent You (Vieta means place, balsis - votes)! We need about 6000-7000 votes and maybe we will take one of the first 5 places and will get funding. Please send this information also to Your colleagues, friends and family members. If it is possible, please put this information to some web pages in Internet, Forums, Chats, Facebook, Twitter etc!

I would greatly appreciate Your help in this matter! If You have any ideas, questions, comments please contact me via e-mail – gaidis@birdinglatvia.lv
More information is in attached file!
Please, vote yourself and distribute it to everybody who could be interested in owl research and protection!

Thank You for Your help!

Gaidis Grandans
Latvian Owl Conservation society"

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Post by Liis » June 25th, 2013, 12:19 am

Old Estonian customs and beliefs, remark to the post by even-wolves-dream from Eha & Koit's nest topic - gentle, kind words, even-wolves-dream!

Estonia is a modern country – e-Estonia; and how otherwise could there for instance be these webcams with their marvellous technical quality online to enjoy – and yet, yes, you are probably right, even-wolves-dream, still in contact with its native roots in nature.

There can be no clearcut explanations to why this is so, indeed it might be debated too whether it is so at all, but always fascinating to speculate.

If you are interested you can read about Maavald, a major group for preserving the traditional beliefs and customs, here:
http://www.maavald.ee/eng/

Probably the kind of native religlion and beliefs, that were very closely tied to nature, and less to various gods, contributed and still contribute to the survival of old traditions and customs. Heathen gods can be banned, but hardly nature.

Another part of the answer to why old customs still are alive is quite simple: Estonia is a small country, nobody is really far from nature, even most city people have close relatives in the country. I notice it in the language: quite often it is a struggle to find English - known and understandable - counterparts to terms from nature, farming, forest life ... that are everyday and familiar in Estonian. Languages reflect what people do and think, that is, what they need words for!

The fact that Estonia was one of the last European countries to be Christianized – some two or three hundred years after „everybody else“ – can have some influence too.
And a never-ending number of other things ...

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Post by even-wolves-dream » June 25th, 2013, 10:47 am

:wave: Liis,

and thank you very much for your report and for to pick up my impressions... :wave:

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Post by Lena101 » January 2nd, 2014, 11:58 am

For all, who have missed Margossa
I received a PM from Margossa, reading as follows:

"Hello Lena101,

I wish you the happiness, success and good health in New Year 2014!

Thank you very much for your message. I sorry that I'm writing just now but I was ill long time (I was big problem with my back bones)
and I hadn't connection to internet.
Now I'm feeling better and I can short time to sit in front of computer.

Best regards
Margossa"

Thank you Margossa for letting us know what happened. I wish you fast recovery and lots of luck and health for the new year.
Best regards, Lena
"Man sieht nur mit dem Herzen gut , das Wesentliche ist für die Augen unsichtbar.
"You can only see well with your heart, the essential things are invisible for your eyes. ( Antoine de St. Exupérie - der kleine Prinz)

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