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In for the long-haul

One good Tern:

Arctic tern flies a record-breaking 96,000km return migration, from Northumberland’s Farne Islands to Antarctica’s Weddell Sea, in ten months.

More at http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/07/arctic-tern-makes-longest-ever-migration-equal-to-flying-twice-around-the-planet… 301 more words

Zugunruhe (a poem gleaned from the OFA)

This restlessness
She is on the cusp of
something new
a change      an adventure

This restlessness
She breaks into song
Notes floating into
the purpling sky… 28 more words

Love on wings

Flying Ant Day:

The first of the early (antipodean) summer swarms emerged recently in Denmark, Western Australia.

Image at commons.wikimedia.org

More about this annual international phenomenon at… 136 more words