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Pair-bonding behavior during post-breeding season by adult Lesser Black-backed Gull Yellow H.501 - 20140729

On 29 July 2014 Jan Zorgdrager and I came across Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii Yellow H.501 in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Ringed in Germany as a chick in 2007, H.501 is now in its 8th calendar year and a regular visitor of Leiden since at least 2009, especially during the post-breeding season when it spends several months here to almost fully complete the primary moult. 337 more words

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Ninja squirrel

I have tried many different feeder styles and placements in my backyard, but the gray squirrels have defeated every one of my squirrel-proofing attempts.  Nothing had worked to prevent the squirrels from empyting the bird feeders when I’ve been gone for several days, until we covered the trunk of the feeder tree (the Ohio Buckeye) with stove pipe sheet metal to keep them out of the tree altogether. 189 more words



Pangaea  stood alone for a moment. Her thoughts at the edge of her feet. Behind her stood the ruins of her past. Struck down in her absence and exposed in her presence. 370 more words

Bar Garnishes

This is one of my biggest pet peeves; so let’s jump right on in…………………

When you sit at a bar, you will always notice the fabulous garnishes in front of you: different kinds of olives, cucumbers, fruits…etc. 63 more words


Like Pigs in the Mud

“Beloved, if our heart does nor condemn us we have confidence toward God.” I John 3:21 NKJV

God loves me, this I know. We say it & sing about it. 137 more words

God's Love

The Don't Un-Dress Code

One of my first childcare experiences was working in the toddler room with my mother at our church. There was one firm rule: men couldn’t change diapers. 527 more words


Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors towards Wine Purchases: Consumption Patterns (Part II)

By: Abby Miller

In our first “Consumption Pattern” post, we focused on the change in participant wine consumption and looked at the reasons behind the change in consumption between 2010 and 2013. 625 more words