Let’s stop eating the Indigo Bunting and emptying the skies. Not a 420 character 9-liner.

If you’re in CT on April 12 go see Emptying the Skies at Wesleyan University’s College of Film and the Moving Image; It’s part of a series called Awareness– documentaries dealing with pressing social issues. The issue addressed in this film is the poaching of songbirds in Italy and surrounding areas. They are considered a delicacy.

https://vimeo.com/67906317

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/07/26/emptying-the-skies

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/movies/review-emptying-the-skies-follows-the-rescue-of-songbirds-at-most-any-cost.html

Unlike the Hermit Warbler flitting under a bridge in a tiny town in CT, this one looks like he’s not lost and is in fact singing his heart out atop perhaps one of the tallest trees on the planet along the Oregon coast. Chris Rohrer took this spectacular pix.

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Unlike the Hermit Warbler flitting under a bridge in a tiny town in CT, this one looks like he’s not lost and is in fact singing his heart out atop perhaps one of the tallest trees on the planet along the Oregon coast.

 

 

Running into the New Year, a joint family activity; one of the ties that bind

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