Lindybird: I think I need to rent your OH. We have several projects here and my OH seems to have retired from the Fix-It department. Wow - and that $11,000 is just the royalty fee, which is included in the $45,000 cost (for a Western agency) and the $20-40,000 cost for a Nepalese agency. Just saw a headline that said the only thing harder than climbing Everest was raising the money to do it! I can think of lots of things I'd rather do with $45,000 than stand in a line in a very cold and dangerous place.
AQ: You're wearing a long skirt and heavy sweater because you were sitting at the computer too long? Because it's so cold in the computer room? (Sorry. It's early and my brain is working on all cylinders yet.) There are Eastern states in OZ?? :-))
OG: It was me who asked about George. Thanks for the feedback. Please say Hi to him. Enjoy the concert tonight.
Made the mistake of weighing myself for the first time in ages. Need I say more....
In reply to Diane in Indiana:
RSPB Giving Nature a Home
ANNETTE – Sorry I was too cryptic. My computer room is an ex-bedroom facing south (coldest down here); also our heating is the other end of house. It can get quite chilly and my “mouse hand” is quite freezy at times. It does encourage me not to sit too long! As for eastern states, NSW & VIC think they are Aussieland. Much rivalry between those two as well.
At long last some pics from my a-while-ago bus trip. We left city, up Northern Expressway, edged past Barossa, coffee stop at Truro. Onwards, out of hills down to Murray Flats.
This land is in rain shadow, hence poor vegetation, saltbush & mallee trees.
Short stop in Blanchetown to stretch legs. Across the Murray River were pelicans & cormorants sunning on a boat ramp.
2 pelicans & 2 cormorants on the river.
to be continued
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654