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Oooh! Jeff Corwin does Alaska. *makes note on calendar*

I don't know why I pay so much attention to TV and books about the Frozen North. Perhaps it's the pleasure of not living there. (Although right at the moment, a little frozen tundra would be a nice change from the heat. Also the drought. The grass crunches under your feet now. Usually we don't hit that stage until August.) I'm totally into the History Channel's Ice Roads miniseries now too, although I'm sure part of the attraction there is the tension over whether one of the truckers will crash through the ice into the lakes.

In other natural news, a couple of Carolina Wrens managed to hatch out an entire nest and get them all flying without predator-induced mishaps. At least, I assume they didn't have more than four. They did better than the neighborhood robins usually do, anyway. Anyway, the babies have been flying around the yard, and they are the cutest baby birds I have ever seen. Little tailless brown and white puffballs! So cute!

Date: 2007-06-24 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rensong.livejournal.com
We have a ton of house wrens (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/House_Wren.html#map) around here, who are also extremely loud despite their size. They are, however, probably one of my favorite birds (in fact, they were actually the inspiration behind my username). One made a nest in the siding outside my bedroom window, so for about a month or so I had a natural alarm clock that started warbling to it's little heart's content at a little before or right at sunrise. Not that it really bothered me, because I was usually awake (or partially awake) anyway.

Date: 2007-06-24 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astropoet.livejournal.com
I saw a baby sparrow sitting in my back garden waiting to be fed by Mummy and Daddy. It was adorable!

I love the frozen North too, it fascinates me. I don't know why, I loved Northern Lights for partly that reason, there's something about it.

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