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Posted on January 25 at 10:45 a.m.
This is a horrific crime. Pelicans are such big, beautiful birds and the type mutilation is so sick that I can't help feeling that there are people in the community who know or have strong suspicions about who did this. Please come forward and end this tragedy. In the meantime, the rest of us who care about birds need to keep a sharp eye for this vicious, troubled person.
On Suspicious Pelican Injuries Raise Alarm
Posted on January 3 at 3:45 a.m.
Crows are incredibly smart. Until about seven or eight years ago, before the West Nile virus got going, we used to have a crow who came to sit on the wrought-iron railing of our deck every day and would take a piece of day-old bread, and then, with a reproachful look, dunk it in the bird bath to soften it. If, for some reason, the bread wasn't there, he (I don't know why, but I'm assuming the bird was male) would come right up to the glass door and peer anxiously into the house.
For many years, we had a "murder" who congregated in a tree that towers over the neighborhood. I've always preferred the term "parliament of crows," since it always sounded as if they were engaged in lively debate, but I believe this is the collective noun is reserved for owls.
On Crows Smarter than Humans Think
Posted on December 2 at 1:11 p.m.
Any bets on how long it will take for KCET to convert its programming to the "Reality TV" genre?
BTW Holly, I read in the L.A. Times that Tavis Smiley, who has a PBS program that is produced in L.A., is mightily displeased about KCET's actions and will eventually move the production of his show to KOCE. As for Huell Howser, the last time I suffer his irritating voice and bludgeoning "ain't that amazing?" interviewing style will be the best.
On Stay Tuned for a Switch
Posted on May 21 at 10:29 p.m.
Thank you, Lisa, for this lovely and thoughtful article.
On Be Kind to Animals