Archives For Birds
By Felina Silver Robinson
My inner self
My outer self
It all belongs to me
It’s all a part of me
It all makes me whole
It all makes me empty
It all makes me happy
It all makes me sad
It all makes me think
It all helps me decide
My thoughts are mixed
My thoughts are uncertain
Sometimes they make me go back to the beginning
So I then can become certain
Certain of my beginning
Certain of my task
Certain of my foes
Certain of my allies
With all in place I’m ready, set, go…
Out into the world
With all that I have
All that I know
And all I intend to do
Look out world because I’ve begun
To turn to you and set you straight
The time has come to change this place
This place we call our home
Times are changing
Just like we do through the years
But now we must give this place
we call home a facelift
We must clean …
our air so we can breathe
We must clean ….
our water so we can drink
We must preserve …
what is good,
what is healthy
what is in danger
In danger of extinction
all of our food sources
Give back to mother nature
All you have taken
Now she needs you as she has helped you
Help her before it becomes too late
We’re on a path
A path to extinction
Things can end faster than they began
Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam
No matter the name
No matter the forbidden fruit
Where there’s a beginning
There’s always and ending
We can only extend the time before our extinction
So make your choices
Choices control us
Choices change us
Choices lead us
Choices need us
Choices believe in us
3,300 acres have been leased to gas companies. But other landowners are worried about pollution or waiting for better offers.
Less food for hawks, owls, white-tailed kites, falcons and even golden eagles is theorized to be connected to years of too-dry weather. One apparent consequence: a ‘breeding crash’ beyond any in local experts’ memory.
Every day we hear about different animals that our now sharing our space because they are hungry or have lost their way. This of course, is mostly our fault because we continue to take away their open space by building more and more commercial buildings, residential complexes and single or multi family homes. Where are these poor animals supposed to go if we keep taking away their space. How are we supposed to breath if we don’t have enough open space or greenery to help keep the air cleaner?
When your food supply diminishes what would you do? Most animals will keep moving until they can find both food and shelter. These days that often means they will end up in a backyard that is lined with lots of grass and is bordered by trees, which means they may end up at your front or back door. Be careful, when you are ready to leave for the day, you may have an unexpected visitor looking to share your food. Just yesterday Lake Mary, Fla. Resident Terri Frana was brutally attacked by a bear when going into her garage. Read her story here: Wildlife agency kills several bears after Florida woman mauled outside home.
Birds are having trouble finding places to nest, so much so, they will settle for utility lines to the point they are causing some problems. NStar is Looking To Lure Ospreys From Cape Utility Poles.
It should be our goal to make sure that there is adequate space for all of us to live so that we are not compromising the homes of our animals and that they won’t be compromising our homes.
I’ve driven through Brookline, Allston, Brighton, and Boston, I see so many vacant buildings some of which have been empty for years and some for decades. Still yet, I also see dozens of new buildings erupting in spaces that were thought to be a part of the Emerald Necklace. Other locations are spots that never had a building, but hold no known significance, then there are locations where at least two buildings and sometimes more have been demolished so that a new structure could be built. We hope that the jobs that are created by building these commercial spaces and homes will feed and house families that are in need. But there is always a sacrifice for everything we gain. Now we have all sorts of animals everywhere looking for a new home and food to eat. Do you want to be there when they are mad that they don’t find food? I know I don’t!
This is not just a problem on land, it’s also a problem on our beaches and in our oceans. Many Whales continue to be found all over. On Wednesday 9 Killer Whales died as they were found washed up on the South Island, on the Coast of New Zealand. Read the Story here: Nine Killer Whales Die In Rare Mass Beaching in New Zealand. There is also a group of 100 right whales feeding off the coast on cape cod. There is a large concern for their safety of course with all the ships etc. that frequent the area. It’s getting harder and harder to preserve the lives of endangered species as well as all human life forms. This is the problem you face when there is more concern for the monetary value or outcome that all projects will bring in the end, without considering how much more will be lost once all is said and done. Once we lose it, there may not be a way to get it back, especially if we are talking about endangered species. Is the price we pay in the end truly worth the reward? Somehow, I don’t really think so. Just some food for thought about how we are now sharing our space with random animals.
© Copyright 2014 Felina Silver Robinson
Utilities hope to keep birds from nesting on poles
Utility officials are on the lookout for returning ospreys that nest in the cross arms of utility poles on Cape Cod.
Ospreys, also called sea hawks, return each spring from their southern winter homes. NStar says it’s watching for potential problems.
The Cape Cod Times reports that local residents with a passion for the birds are watching the utility.
Kevin McCune, NStar’s supervisor for licensing and permitting, says birds can sometimes be killed by electricity or fire.
NStar works with the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife on its osprey program.
Possible solutions include removing a nest and hoping the birds choose a more natural roost and installing a device to prevent them from nesting.
Another solution is to put up a nearby platform to encourage the birds to move.