June, 2020

Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History

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My article, “Trees in Early Irish Law and Lore: Respect for Other-Than-Human Life in Europe’s History,” has just been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Ecopsychology. “Ecopsychology invites you to read this special issue dedicated to bringing forward insights from wisdom traditions, such as those from Indigenous peoples, and those from contemporary science, to more […].

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Parrots in My Costa Rican Neighborhood

10,000 Birds

Costa Rica is a country situated well south of the Tropic of Cancer and like most places without a winter, parrots are an essential part of the local avifauna.

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First Brazilian supermarket where customers can exchange recyclable waste for food open

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the Brazilian state of Acre the first supermarket opened its doors where it is possible for customers to exchange recyclables for food.

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5 Things You Should Know About Indoor-Grown Hemp Flower

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Cousin to the cannabis plant, hemp is also considered a healing herb – and one that is legal anywhere to grow. High amounts of CBD make it an interesting anti-anxiety medicine for many folks.

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The Big Bat Year: A Quest to See the World’s Bats

Nature Conservancy - Science

Birding’s Big Year has become a major event. But bats? From the Field Wildlife Mammal Watching Traveling Naturalist

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Battling Chronic Pain Does Not Have to Be Hard

Eco Friendly Daily

If you have been dealing with chronic pain, how has the battle gone? For some people, they are able to control the pain to the best of their abilities. For others, it can be a real dogfight. When you are dealing with such pain, do you feel as if you are winning more times than not?

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Protected: Ecopsych Training ? Mindfulness in Nature course readings

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Beyond COVID-19, human rights can help save the planet

Green (Living) Review

Council of Europe statement ahead of World Environment Day (June 5) Strasbourg, 04.06.2020 – The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pej?inovi? inovi?

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All about Gath, Goliath’s hometown

Green Prophet

An overview of the upper section of Gath – photo via Eric Welch, University of Kansas. Somewhere halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon, there is a place known as Tell es-Safi and it represents a multi-period site – where numerous cultures over time lived and overlapped and built again.

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Death and Drama Among the Cicada Killers

Nature Conservancy - Science

Cicada killers are fearsome insects, but other species have adopted ingenious ways to exploit them. Wildlife Insects & Pollinators Traveling Naturalist

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Dr. Bruce Lipton: We are Moving into a New Phase of Civilization

The Green Changemakers

By Dr. Bruce Lipton Source: [link] The Truth about 'Chaos' If you have watched the news lately, browsed the web, or even looked out the window, you may have noticed that something is going on.

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Sampling Manakins

10,000 Birds

Birding in Trinidad and Tobago has been likened to an introductory chapter in the book of birding in the Neotropics. And for good reason.

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Costa Rica?s Almost Endemic Trogon

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It’s hard to write about something other than what’s happening in the USA these trying, change demanding days but I’m going to give it a shot. Because where would we be without birds?

Birding in the Delhi area Part 1

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One of the many things I did not know about Delhi is that it is the capital city with the second-largest number of bird species (after Nairobi). So when I went there for work last year, I added three days of birding to the trip.

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Some therapeutic post-lockdown birding

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Will the post-corona world become a different place? I don’t think so. My country, Serbia, is nowadays slowly emerging from the corona-virus grip. Actually, with 50 to 100 newly infected every day, not so much emerging as keeping a low profile.

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Fantastic Flamingos

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It was a mad dash to reach the jetty on time. Having just landed into Mumbai, things were happening far too slowly. I had word that a boat would leave Bhandup jetty at 1.30 pm and it was already 12.30.

2020 187

Alien Face

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Over a decade ago I stumbled upon the first edition of the field guide to the birds of T&T and marveled at the astounding diversity within its pages. I had already been birding for some time, but my photography was poor and my identification skills were abysmal.

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Two Birds

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Here`s another entry in the category “Rejected topics for bird-related coffee table books”, following my recent “Blue Birds” post. With remarkable accuracy, each of the photos below shows exactly two birds. African Penguin (Cape Town, South Africa, Nov 2018).

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of June 2020)

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As we close the book on the first half of one of the wildest years in recent memory, we can only hope the next half delivers a lot more happiness, health, and prosperity. And, while I’m being greedy, how about loosening travel restrictions? I need more birds!!

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The Crocodile Safari (Botswana)

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What happens when you put a naturalist in a kayak, adrift in Africa? There are no crocs around here,’ said a smiling bartender. I think the warlord Mzilikazi must have had a similar smile while raiding the Bahurutshe, not far from where I dropped my paddle into the river.

Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of June 2020?

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And what is so rare as a day in June?

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Pied Oystercatchers are breeding early again!

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Regular readers will know that we keep an eye on our resident and migratory shorebirds all year around. At this time of year we are on the lookout for the start of breeding season in Pied Oystercatchers. I have written plenty about Pied Oystercatchers over the years!

2020 176

On the Road Again

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Well, I managed to stick it out for six weeks. Six and a half weeks, to be precise. When our local government called for Michoacán’s residents to stay at home, I said goodbye to some 250 regional species, and shut myself in at home with the other 30 that regularly visit my neighborhood.

2020 175

eBird and Urban Planning: City Green Spaces

10,000 Birds

Birders who submit their checklists to eBird likely know that their data may be used to conduct research on avian migration, range, or population. But eBird data is not just for ecologists and ornithologists. It has also been used by researchers from other fields, such as economists.

2020 178

Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby

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Last Friday, June 19th, we went to the Derby Poo Ponds. We were sitting in the new hut having lunch. There were not many birds to observe due to the bad state of the wetland, but there was a breeze and as usual there was nobody else around.

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Whistling Kites breeding

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the Black Kites breeding around Broome. There have also been Whistling Kites breeding around Broome in recent weeks. It was an overcast day again this last Wednesday and we went bush-walking where we have observed the Southern Boobooks recently.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of June 2020)

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I hate to obsess about weather, but June temperatures in New York have taken us all on a roller coaster ride with sweltering highs and frigid lows within days of each other. How am I supposed to enjoy a pre-summer weekend dressed in all these layers?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of June 2020)

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As we look back on another Father’s Day, at least in those places that observe it, and another solstice, let us hope that we’ve turned a symbolic page on the strife of the last season. With hope, the next will be much better for all of us.

2020 163

Stairway to Heaven

10,000 Birds

Last week, I told you about my second visit to the roads on the way to the tiny Mexican town of La Escalera (the Stairway).

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So proud!

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Taking a leaf from my neighbour’s gardening technique, I have embraced the neglectful method of gardening. The theory being that supplying the seed is as far as you need to exert yourself. “Once the seed is sown, it’s on its own.”

2020 158

Bolton Landing Brewing Company: Paradise Bay IPA

10,000 Birds

For the last several years, my first out-of-town trip of the summer takes me to the east side of Lake George in northern New York, for a relaxing mid-June weekend with my family at a lakeshore cabin belonging to a family friend.

2020 154

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of June 2020)

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If May represents the apex of avian observation opportunities in most areas, June signals the slide down the slope towards a truly tedious valley. But we’re not confined to a wasteland of resident breeders just yet, are we? Hopefully, you’re still finding surprises.

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Our first camping trip of 2020

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We had been unable to go camping in the Kimberley this year due to a certain virus keeping us all at home or within our Shire. When the restrictions eased allowing movement beyond the Shire of Broome into the rest of the Kimberley we did not race off camping.

2020 156

My Subtropical Bird Garden

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Those who follow my posts know by now that I love gardening. And I love making my little garden (some 1400 square feet) more attractive to birds. But I would never have imagined how important it would be to my emotional well-being to have a bird-friendly garden during lockdown.

2020 156

Taking Time to #SketchWithSibley

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David Sibley’s sketch of an Atlantic Puffin. I sat down at my dining room table, its wooden surface covered by a wrinkled white tablecloth scattered with work-from-home items; my laptops, notebooks, a speaker, various dishes and coffee mugs.

2020 158

Mast Landing Brewing Company – A Beer Named Duck New England Pale Ale

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I know we see a lot of New England IPAs here at Booze and Birds. Well, this week’s beer doesn’t quite qualify as one but it’s pretty close: A Beer Named Duck from Mast Landing Brewing Company of Westbrook, Maine is a New England pale ale.

2020 154

Paddling Piney Z Lake

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Four months ago, a full parking lot wouldn’t have caused my blood pressure to spike. Four months ago, I would have taken to the crowded pathway at Lafayette Heritage Trail Park like a horse to pasture, reveling in the outdoor exercise and rare time away from my new baby.

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