A Pulled Muscle

Oct 25, 2019

I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday evening, so I sat around with a heating pad most of the day. It feels better now, but that doesn’t mean I’m going out and doing any yard work. Not until tomorrow, anyway. Depending on how I feel.

So, here are some strange (but true) bird facts! All info comes from https://www.insider.com/interesting-bird-facts-2018-12

Hope you enjoy!

Scout the Goose
did you know that geese will send a lone goose out as a scout, to find the next good area
  • Ostriches are thought to be one of the closest relatives to the T. rex.
  • Crows, ravens, and pigeons are all smarter than you may previously have thought — and scientists have proof.
vulture on a light post
did you know that the Turkey Vulture (aka Turkey bussard) has a large range, estimated globally at 28,000,000 square kilometers.
  • The average man would need to eat around 285 pounds of meat per day if they had the metabolism of a hummingbird.
  • The Bassian thrush releases gas to scare worms out of hiding.
  • Baby hoatzins have tiny claws on their wings. (They’re native to the Amazon and the claws help them climb when they are young. When they babies can fly, the claws disappear!)
  • Ospreys carry their prey a specific way to be more aerodynamic.
Mom, we’re hungry!
did you know that in the past, Robins were killed for their meat, believe it or not. However, they are now protected in the U.S. thanks to the Migratory Bird Act.
  • Bearded vultures are the only birds to dye their plumage on purpose. (According to a paper published in the journal Animal Behavior, bearded vultures purposely dye their feathers with red soil – most likely to prove their dominance to other birds. No other species dresses itself up this way.)
  • California condors have such big wingspans, they’re sometimes mistaken for small airplanes (they have a wingspan of 9.5 feet)
shh! I’m hiding here
  • Parasitic jaegers gather food by stealing it directly from the mouths of other birds.

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”

~ Dr. Seuss

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“Be weird, be random,

Be who you are.”

~ ?

Tomorrow is National Trick or Treat Day (extends one of the country’s favorite holidays – Halloween!), National Tennessee Day (Tennessee was the 16th state admitted to the union. The great state brings with it the Great Smoky Mountains, centers for blues and country music, and depth of history that surges through art.) , National Pumpkin Day (This squash is native to North America. The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC to seeds found in Mexico.), and National Mule Day (A mule is a hybrid cross between a male donkey and a female horse. As a hybrid, the animal inherits characteristics from both parents. The mule possesses the strength, intelligence, patience, perseverance, endurance, sure-footedness, and even temper of the donkey.  From the horse, the mule inherits beauty, athletic ability, courage, vigor, and speed. Mules appear to require less food than a horse of similar size.)

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