Just a thought
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. (Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax)
Good Morning. We might need a boat here as its actually raining at last- great for our thirsty garden, even if it will make the last petals fall from the poppies.
Morning all: Was listening to a fascinating podcast (Diane: It was a Fresh Air segment, originally broadcast on NPR on March 29) of an interview with author Scott Weidensaul about his book A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds. Among other things, he was talking about technological advances in tracking, including The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's eBird program which apparently receives info on100 milliion bird sightings a year from all over the world. He also talks about how scientists in California can pair that info with satellite data from NASA.to spot large migratory flocks passing over the Central Valley (a major flyway) and coordinate with rice farmers to flood their fields at those times to provide habitat for those birds. Anyway, here's a link to the interview; anyone interested can either listen or read the transcript. https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/982232107/naturalist-traces-the-astounding-flyways-of-migratory-birds.
dibnlib: Your friend is a true inspiration; makes me wonder how I'd react facing the same circumstances.
Meanwhile, daughter is creeping through LA traffic en route to our house....
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