Sun.May 31, 2020

Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of May 2020)

10,000 Birds

I can’t recall a year when birders were as thrilled to see the month of May pass as we all are in 2020. I wonder why that is… To add insult to the daily ration of injury, temperatures in Rochester plummeted from sweltering to near-freezing in the space of four days.

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How to control the environmental impacts of the internet?

Green Prophet

Loon LLC is an Alphabet Inc. subsidiary working on providing Internet access to rural and remote areas. The company uses high-altitude balloons in the stratosphere at an altitude of 18 km to 25 km to create an aerial wireless network with up to 4G-LTE speeds.

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Southern Boobook near Broome

10,000 Birds

Two weeks ago I mentioned that we rarely got rain at this time of year. However, sometimes it does rain and on 26th May we had our wettest May day on record for Broome! In town there was 93mm over a couple of hours and the rain has spread throughout the Kimberley in recent days.

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