Saturday, January 22, 2011

Links Miscellany-Blakeman on AS IT HAPPENS, Lily the Bear Goes Into Labor, and the Cooper's in The Library of Congress

Various misadventures of life, like a dead car battery, have kept this post from completion and updates are speeding in. Therefore this is going up. More coming soon.

Blakeman on As It Happens - Wed Jan 19.
Parts 1, 2 and 3:

Robin of Illinois has been watching the bearcam and guess what? Lily the Bear has gone into labor!

Here are the links involved-

Den camera (with sound):


And from Jane of Georgia, yet another trapped Cooper's Hawk--

Last Updated On: 1/21/2011 12:52:39 PM

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The Library of Congress building is known for its majestic, domed, high ceiling and wonderful artwork. Now, library officials say, if you look up at the artwork, you may catch a glimpse of a majestic, large bird.

A Cooper's Hawk was spotted in the main reading room of the library on Wednesday, library officials said.

The hawk hangs out about 150-160 feet high, at the library's highest point.

"There are windows and some spaces up in the dome that small birds and pigeons sometimes squeeze through," library spokesman Matt Raymond said. He believes the hawk probably squeezed through, chasing its next meal.

Workers at the library have tried to get the bird down, to no avail. That's why they've resorted to calling bird experts to come in and remove the bird. Preferably, safely and of course, quietly.

According to rehabber Cathy Horvath's theory, this Cooper's Hawk would likely be another young male in trouble.


sally said...

The story on Pale Male and Ginger is in part two...
And I think Ginger is a great name!

Donegal Browne said...

Thanks for the tip Sally!