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Stunning Birds

 

STUNNING BIRDS

There are thousands of different beautiful species of birds on earth that it would take all of our lives forever to list them all, to photograph them all, to describe them all.

In this article, I want to show you a few of the many who I find just staggering.

Whether it’s for camouflage or attracting a mate, the birds listed below have all the colors of the rainbow in their beautiful feathers!

Southern Ground Hornbill

 

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Guess what’s for dinner?! …

your favorite! Dragonfly!

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Wings

All birds have wings, although not all birds fly. Nor are wings confined to Aves; bats are flying mammals and most insects have wings.

Red bellied Fruit-dove

 

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Birds’ bodies are beautifully designed for flight, with strong chest muscles and just enough curve to their wings to provide lift. Differences in wing shape provide different advantages to the various bird species. The narrow, sharp-tipped wings of the falcon provide speed; albatrosses soar high on wings much longer than they are wide.

Staggering Wing Pattern

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Most songbirds have elliptical, evenly shaped wings that facilitate quick, small movements in the tight spaces of their tree homes. Swimming birds, such as penguins and puffins, have flipper-shaped wings that propel them rapidly and gracefully through water.

Is It a bird, a Butterfly or a Crochet?

 

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How To Cope with Anger While You are Grieving

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Losing a loved one can be one of the most painful and stressful events in your life, and it might cause severe emotional crisis that could develop into different physical symptoms or diseases:

  • Anger
  • Despair
  • Guilt
  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Bone aches
  • Worsening of arthritis symptoms.
  • Gastritis or worsening of symptoms.
  • And more….

This emotional maelstrom can affect behaviour and judgement. Many patients report to me stomach pain, eating habit changes: loss or gain of appetite, intestinal upsets, sleep disturbances and loss of energy. Of all life’s stresses, mourning can seriously test your natural defense systems. Existing illnesses may worsen or new conditions may appear.

In stressful and sad times you don’t need people around you who do not support you. You need to surround yourself with loving human beings who actually care about you. Go out with them, trust them if they have proven to you that they are loyal and faithful.

Having and caring for pets like dogs, cats, birds, is another way to find comfort. I especially love cats, but others prefer dogs or birds. Some people don’t like animals and would rather care for plants. Therefore, get into planting, gardening, farming and grafting. Some of my patients have expressed their liking towards social activities like volunteering, helping others, “not being at home where there are so many memories” — they say. It is fine, but remember,  sooner or later you have to face reality and stay at home. So do the volunteering for another reason such as helping others and just “not” to be at home.

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Remember: After the storm, calm is restored

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Caturday Celebrating 1 Great Cat at a Time to make Life Better

Cats are lovable, adorable, cute, sweet, right? Right.

Cute Kitten

I adore cats

But then there are some …. ahem, that are just crazy!

The Crazy Cat … “bothering” me all the time!

Cats are funny

Others are so happy and full of energy they like to jump high, so high that it seems they fly are flying!

The Flying Cat

Love cats

There are other cats that are a little possessive, aggressive, they scratch if they don’t get their way! But my heart can’t stay away from them. I just love the little furry felines.

Beautiful Gorgeous Cat

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Cute Beautiful Kittens and a Kung Fu Kitty Video

Kittens, cats, all colors, sizes and breeds…are adorable, aren’t they?

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Do You Really Care?

Sometimes we say we do care, we feel sorry for this or that, but what do we do about it? We just open a blog and complain, or what is worse, we open a ‘Fakebook’ account and start fighting, agreeing with strangers ideas, people’s opinions, we get annoyed, start stupid  ’causes’ (a waste of time), get into weird communities or ‘friending’ weirdos like vegans or animal obsessive compulsive rescuers who only hurt the same beings they are ‘trying’ to help: the animals (this topic requires its own post), etc.

Do you really care? Sometimes I feel like wearing Melania’s infamous coat: I don’t really care, do you? REASON: Just to take some weight off my shoulders for a day. Otherwise I might wear it in a daily basis.

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First lady Melania Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas
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First lady Melania Trump walks to her vehicle as she arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas
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Cats are Adorable and Connoisseurs of Comfort

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”
― Albert Schweitzer

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
― James Herriot, James Herriot’s Cat Stories

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
― Winston S. Churchill

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Orphaned elephants have a tougher social life

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David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

Young female orphan elephants have a tougher social life than non-orphans, a new study suggests, adding to a growing body of evidence of how the impacts of poaching cascade through elephant societies.

The research, part of a wider study by Save The Elephants and Colorado State University into the social impact of adult mortality on orphaned female elephants, shows that orphans receive more aggression from other elephants — whether overt aggression like pushing or more subtle forms like displacements — than non-orphans.

Orphans that leave their families and move into another family unit are likely to receive more aggression than those integrated in their natal groups.

The study, conducted over five years and led by CSU postdoctoral researcher Shifra Goldenberg, analyzes the social interaction patterns of juvenile female elephants in Northern Kenya who have lost their mothers to either poaching or natural mortality. The work shows that orphans are resilient, and rebuild their social lives by strengthening relationships in response to maternal mortality.

“Elephants live in matriarchs that facilitate access to limited resources like food, water, and shade,” said Goldenberg, who is also a researcher with Save The Elephants. “We found that orphaning and natal group dispersal may trigger resource opportunity costs for young females, as they appear to be subordinate to other group members. What this means for their long-term survival and reproduction remains an open question.”

While the research team found that orphans rebuild their social networks, scientists also saw that orphans’ social lives do not return to normal. While they maintain rich and varied relationships with other elephants — relatives and non-relatives — they have markedly less interaction with adult females. This reduces access to favored foods and resources, as well as to the elders, whose experience is critical to the transmission of information between generations in elephant societies.

The latest findings around elephant aggression shed new light on the substantial indirect impact of poaching on orphan survivors, demonstrating that socially disadvantaged elephant orphans have a tougher life than non-orphans.

Between 2009 and 2013, the population of elephants in Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves in Northern Kenya, where the study was conducted, was hit by increased ivory poaching and a severe drought that left many young elephants orphaned, without mothers or grandmothers.

Some orphans chose to remain with what is left of their disrupted groups, others left their natal group to attach to unrelated individuals. Still others became drifters, showing some social preference but not fully committing to any one group.

The researchers found that only orphans from disrupted families tend to disperse into new social groups but that during feeding, these same elephants receive more aggression than orphans in natal groups.

George Wittemyer, study co-author and an associate professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at CSU said that the recovery of elephant populations from prolonged ivory poaching will depend largely on the ability of young females to successfully reconstruct their social lives and family groups.

“Deep, life-long bonds are the fundamental component of elephant societies, said Wittemyer, who also serves as chairman of the Scientific Board of Save The Elephants. “Fine resolution studies like these allow us to gauge the response of young females to human driven disruption.”

In the coming years the Samburu orphan study will relate the social costs of being an orphan to fitness as this could be important to the recovery of elephant populations affected by the ivory trade and other forms of disruption.

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A Beast for the Ages — Discover

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Why do we love (and fear, and kill) polar bears with so much intensity? At Longreads, Michael Engelhard, a wilderness guide and anthropologist, looks into the Arctic predator’s grip on our imagination.

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MAMA OF THE YEAR! — MS Lucky Duck

This is truly a lovely story that my friend Linda shared with me today. After reading it I couldn’t help myself but to share it with you as well.
“Love makes the world go around”—Dr. Martha A. Castro N.

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I so love ducks 🦆 🦆’s. So this story stole my heart. Mama Duck made sure not to put all of her eggs in one basket so to speak. Smart Lady!!! A nature photographer noticed a Mama Duck with many, many, many babies following her. Read below for more on the story. I ❤️ 🦆,🦆,🦆, 🦆 ‘s!!!!!!! Photographer Brent Cizek […]

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