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I have a love-hate relationship with the Common (or Ring-necked) pheasant, a species native to Asia and perhaps SE Europe but introduced in its MILLIONS to the UK. Here's a brief thread on this species and what it means for us in the UK... #birds #ornithology
Across the British countryside, the Common pheasant is ubiquitous, typically being the only 'large groundbird' you might see. Lone males - often calling loudly (gogOK!) - are commonly seen, as are groups of females and juveniles. They're everywhere in agricultural landscapes.
Because they look great - they're attractive, large, and represent a body shape we don't see in other commonly encountered British birds (more on that in a minute) - I think we mostly enjoy their presence in the land here...
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#TetZooCon 2019: a thread. We've over the half-way mark as goes filling up the venue, and it's only early September. TetZooCon is being held at University of London's THE VENUE, Malet St, #London, Oct 19th & 20th. Around 18 talks, an art exhibition, 3 discussions, stalls, merch..
Book places here (we don't send paper tickets)... this is also where you book for the conference meal and the (separate) #palaeoart workshop (which currently runs in parallel to part of the main event, alas): tetzoo.com/convention
#TetZooCon 2019 includes a special session on natural history film-making, with a talk from Amber Eames (on her #swans film) and an on-stage discussion and Q&A with Paul Stewart, Nick Lyon and Zoe Cousins...
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This is how tame daddy blackbird is getting couldnโ€™t believe this. Third nesting this year. Feeding in full frenzy now @Natures_Voice @RSPBNews @BBCSpringwatch @ChrisGPackham @michaelastracha @SpringWatchUK
#blackbirds #songbirds #birdsuk #birds
My cats are indoor cats and the blackbirds are used to seeing them out in garden on their leashes
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Itโ€™s #Monday, Iโ€™m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and Iโ€™m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ™ƒ #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, sheโ€™s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called โ€œThe German Doctor.โ€

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why Iโ€™m known in my circles as โ€œThe Black Hole Of Conversation.โ€ SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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1/ Thread #Pets #Livestock #Horses #DisasterPreparedness
#HurricaneSeason

After the awful #CampFire #DisasterAssistTeam created a searchable Found Pets database w/ 1000+ animals - most were forever separated from their families

Make a #DisasterPlan for your whole family

#DAT
2/ #Pets #Cats #Dogs #HurricaneSeason2019 #DisasterPreparedness

The AVMA (American Vet Med Assoc) & ASPCA have excellent #resources & tips for what to include in #DisasterPrepKits

๐Ÿ”— avma.org/public/Emergenโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ”— aspca.org/news/disaster-โ€ฆ

#DisasterAssistTeam #Animals #DAT
3/ #Pets #Cats #Dogs #HurricaneSeason2019

Red Rover has printable #DisasterPrep lists & #info specific to different disaster events ๐Ÿถ

๐Ÿ”— redrover.org/resource/pet-dโ€ฆ

Info for #CompanionAnimals ๐Ÿฑ
๐Ÿ”— paws.org/library/pet-inโ€ฆ

#DisasterAssistTeam
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Birds for scale.
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#LotR #wetadigital #weta #VFX #PeterJackson #Birds #visualEffects #MattePainting #digimatte
Birds for scale.
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#LotR #wetadigital #weta #VFX #PeterJackson #Birds #visualEffects #MattePainting #digimatte #BirdsForScale
Birds for scale.
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#LotR #wetadigital #weta #VFX #PeterJackson #Birds #visualEffects #MattePainting #digimatte #BirdsForScale
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#germanophoneculture
Today is the 145th #birthday of great #Austrian poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929). He wrote both brilliant poetry and prose. He was a #monarchist and staunch supporter of the legendary Austro-Hungarian Empire; the outcome of #WWI was a blow to him.
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..The poem of Hofmannsthal's reproduced below is one of his both earliest and most famous. It was first published in Dec. 1892 in Vol. 2 of #StefanGeorge's journal when Hofmannsthal was 18 years old, under a #pseudonym(which allowed him to hide his tender age).
I'll translate..
.. the poem (in #prose, without any attempt at recreating #rhyme or #rhythm).
There is a lyrical #adaptation of the poem, published while von Hofmannsthal still alive, in
Charles Wharton Stork: ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜บ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜—๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ท๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ.
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TIL eagles have barbed tongues. ๐Ÿฆ…

*ahem*

BARBS. ON. THEIR. TONGUES.

#Birds are so metalโ€ฆ
A thread ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡#scicomm
I study teeth.. but when animals lose their teeth through evolution they come up with other nightmarish solutions and I love them all.

Herons and Egrets have harpoon tongues.
Penguins have a solution for slippery fish.

Spoiler: Its a spike mouth.. like why did you go and lose teeth if you are just going go to do this!? ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿง
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