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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by Killerbunny » Thu Feb 01, 2024 6:38 pm

3 babies arrived this pm, vigorous healthy chicks. Will post more when they are in the brooder. I can't believe I beat @Kbr42 to it.
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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by Ontario Chick » Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:40 am

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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by Killerbunny » Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:14 am

Ontario Chick wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:40 am
That can't be good...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/k ... -1.7103102
No but with the weather odd and everything on the move not unexpected.
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RIP little Muppet the rescue cat.
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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by Ontario Chick » Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:42 am

Speaking of odd weather, there are moth flying around our outside lights at night, how freaky is that?
It really makes me wonder how many other beasties are going to survive winter this mild.
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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by labradors » Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:49 am

We've had wooly bear caterpillars show up on our walkway!
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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by Brebis » Sat Feb 03, 2024 3:36 pm

I walk the dog in the adjoining park along the lake very near where this is happening.

There are many species of resident waterfowl here and I hope it doesn’t affect too many of them. This whole area is a major migration route for many birds so not surprising it could happen here.
Ontario Chick wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 8:40 am
That can't be good...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/k ... -1.7103102
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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by Brebis » Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:01 pm

Just submitted a report of a dead Canada Goose on a beach beside the Waterfront Trial observed on our afternoon walk.

Bit worried around here as there are quite a few people who feed the birds including the ducks and geese along the trail. I live a block away from the trail and there is a bridge across a small inlet where ducks and geese hang out and will fly up to the trail pathway there for the treats. They are quite tame and wander quite close to people as they walk by. They’re not worried about my dog either. Needless to say they also leave a mess on the path too. It’s a busy area there as it’s close to the Olympic Marina and parking access to the trail and with nice weather even in the winter it can get quite busy.
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Post by lolotsung » Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:23 pm

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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by Killerbunny » Fri Feb 09, 2024 1:03 pm

AI confirmed in Kingston in geese.
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Re: Good Morning 2024

Post by lolotsung » Thu Feb 22, 2024 7:07 pm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5268778/

Maybe this is something that would be a good business? I don't know how much demand there is in Canada but I do know that good brushes can costs thousands of dollars.

"It also has a laudatory name, brush hair goat, for its special production of hair. With a price up to 2,500~3,000 US dollar per kg, Type III hair is popular in Japan, Korea, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian countries influenced by Chinese culture and usually a traditional Chinese export in tight supply[3]."

The good brush makers can take 20 years to make one brush (while working on other ones at the same time). They hand select each hair on the brush. The expensive brushes are custom made to the calligrapher's specifications.
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