Just amazing. From the BBC, a video of researchers capturing the sound of birds flying. The owl was undetectable.
A charming 1972 BBC documentary piece on Welsh miners and factory workers competing in an annual leek growing competition. “You’ve got to know your leeks, grow your leeks, show your leeks. ” From an Adam Curtis post about vegetables, which contains a surprising number of videos about vegetables.
Here’s one busting out of its shell at Auckland Zoo. Hatching looks like hard work.
Colin Miskelly posted on Te Papa’s blog about his and his colleagues’ efforts to see how many Australian pelicans remain in New Zealand after an unusual influx of the birds in 2011 and 2012. He provides a narrative of why the birds came here (changing conditions in Australia’s inland lakes), where they settled (most on the …