Bird Cams

Currently hooked on Hummingbird Nest live feed – that nest is a work of art. Also hooked on Big Bear Bald Eagle nest live feed, but given the cruelty of Mother Nature, it has been a bit depressing. Ravens scavenged the first clutch (undeveloped eggs) – which made me weep – but we are now on a watch for the second clutch. Magnificent birds, all. And so, so courageous. I wrote about our own bird experiences here and here.

Uplift and its Opposite

Is the opposite of uplift “downlift”? Not sure, so I won’t use that word. Here is a touching story – a clip of a pup being rescued from the earthquake in Turkey. I love how gently and carefully they dig the little fella out, and his expression of trust. Utterly unfazed. (Could not embed, for some reason, so click on link above – it is really worth it.) And an extraordinary feature about migrant children in the United States and the work many of them are doing to survive. The reaction of the Biden administration is that they are going to “crack down” on this problem – good, because it is a situation created by said administration’s policies and all of the ginned up hysteria about immigration during Trump’s time in office. This is a fiendishly complicated, sad situation. I like what Abe Greenwald has written about it here. (Don’t let the headline put you off – that is not what Greenwald is saying.)