Thursday 22 December 2011

Thursday Night Late Quickie

Well my Christmas holiday period started today, only in the sense that I didn't go to my place of work.

With the start of a number of family visits, seemingly never ending Tesco runs, house tidying, cleaning, cooking and other chores have been the order of the day, and it was a pleasure to sit down with a fine glass of Jura Malt Whisky a few minutes ago.

Which is why it is a late and quick one tonight.

In a story that caught my eye a couple of days ago was about a number of birds that 'crash landed' into a car park in Utah,

The story here tells of the death of about 1500 Eared Grebes. In the UK we know them as Black Necked Grebes. I am not sure what resident or migratory populations we get in the UK, and neither is the BTO, but it probably isn't as high as that. Although as a global status they are not threatened.

But nevertheless, what a terrible and unbelievable tragedy for these beautiful little birds.

And while I wont need to remind the enlightened readers of our blogs about the dangers of Christmas food for our birds, this story is worth reminding so that you can tell well meaning friends and family who otherwise don't know.

Right, it is time for another Jura and relax


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