[CT Birds] Injured Gallinule
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lpflynn at optonline.net
Sat Oct 3 00:43:06 EDT 2015
Nature is just that, it's nature, it's wild, everlasting and way beyond most of are compassion's and comprehension,
Most of all, nature it has it's own will, something that cannot ever be changed, it either dies off, stay's the same or evolves, despite the challenges that humans/nature place in it's way.
Bird counts have been going on for how long? Just barely over a hundred years according to Christmas Bird Count Data., and most of that older data was poor at best, except back then they did shoot a few species that are extinct these days
The bottom line is that today's natural world is very different then yesterdays, just compare the CBC from this year to older data that does not go back very far,, 20, 30, 40,50 years? Earth is what 3 billion years old? So what good bird data do we know outside of less then 100 years?
Nature changes really fast, just 15 thousand years ago we had a mile or two of ice over our heads in CT, there was no water in Long Island Sound, it was all glacial ice, to find water one would have to walk to what we now call the Continental Shelf.
(Gee I really wish we had a Christmas Bird Count from back then, if we could get passed the sabertooths and wooly mammoths we would have some truly cool now extinct birds and mammals.Dodo?)
This was only 15K years ago, only a split second in geological time.
Today nature continues to change right before our eyes, simply look at lobster in LIS,
With certainty lobsters and salt water fin fish are changing in LIS, this is well documented by CT DEEP and others, as waters warm we are losing our native cold water species (lobster, winter flounder, etc) to more warm water species (n. kingfish, spot and many others)
I would not be flabbergasted to hear that birds are doing the same thing on Planet Earth
Easily some come to mine, and I'm sure there are many other warmer weather birds trying to enter our winter world besides that calliope that froze, these day's almost now often winter rufous, autumn black-chinned and so on, are these the scouts?. (B Heinrich)?
Nature is changing before our eyes, perhaps gallinule's will be common in CT by 2115.
Human's have this big thing in the middle of their chest, it is called a heart, and it holds compassion for other living things. For sure, all of us feel an incredible hurt for loss of family and friends.
For many of us, including I, this extends to the natural world, when eagles soar we soar with them, yet whenever an animal/bird is in distress, our strong compassion try to harbor/nurture it, perhaps sometimes this changes the course of nature? (scouts?)
As bad as we humans try to mess it up, please, let nature be just that, Nature.
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