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I made a friend

Or at least I thought I did, this little bird (a juvenile Brown-Headed Cowbird, I think) followed me around for at least 30 minutes at the Bird Sanctuary Saturday. He was so close to me as a walked, I was worried I might step on him.

Brown-Headed Cowbird

Once I got home and tried to identify this bird I found out that this species:

Forages mostly by walking on the ground. Often associates with cattle or horses in pastures, catching the insects flushed from the grass by the grazing animals. Originally, was closely associated with bison herds on the Great Plains.

So maybe he wasn’t being friendly just hanging around and catching insects I inadvertently flushed from the grass.

Whytecliff Park with Sunrays

I have been playing around with Luminar photo editor and I think the the Sunrays filter is interesting.

Whytecliff Park with Sunrays
Whytecliff Park without Sunrays

What do You think?

Imagine

Tamino’s more depressing version of Imagine:

Imagine every single report ever about the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, from the 1960s when the surgeon general’s report came out up to the present day, beginning with the statement that “No single case of lung cancer can be definitively linked to smoking.

Now imagine being inundated by op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and reports from Fox News on the link between cigarettes and heart disease saying that People got heart disease long before there were cigarettes. Heart disease rates are always changing. It’s just a natural variation

If you can imagine that, then you know what the current political “climate” in the U.S.A. is like when it comes to the subject of man-made climate change.