49 thoughts on “TWO BY AIR,TWO BY SEA

      1. You’re welcome. Aren’t the Flintstones still running online in syndication? I hope they haven’t become cultural dinosaurs. Oh the irony that would be.

    1. sure Emma,they just need to run fast enough! Those huge wings and running into the wind helps a lot too!
      They are the largest bird (by weight) in North America. So they do need a long runway!
      So they try to stay in wide open areas and not get themselves into a confined space, like a narrow stream.

      1. I once came across a swan that had landed in our local park and couldnt understand why he didnt take flight – he had to be escorted (on foot) to a very large pond in a neigbouring park. I realised later that he needed the water to take off!

      1. Just Googled – found this:
        Baby Puss is the Flintstones’ pet saber-toothed cat, which is rarely seen in the actual series, but is always seen throwing Fred out of the house during the end credits, causing Fred to pound repeatedly on the front door and yell “Wilma!”, waking the whole neighborhood in the process. And, of course there is a whole article on it. I’ll send that separately in case it goes to SPAM. I’m having an issue with SPAM again – have over 200!
        https://metv.com/stories/four-times-we-saw-the-saber-toothed-cat-in-episodes-of-the-flintstones

      2. Oh isn’t that something! Loved reading about that Linda! I remember every episode!
        I remember the cat dropping Fred outside more. “Baby Puss”…never knew it had a name?

      3. Can you believe there was a story on it – you can find everything on the internet it seems. I loved that show too. Very clever when you think about it – the names, the details … all very fun. I didn’t know it had a name either!

      4. It is – I was just reading the news the last few hours. We had a school shooting about 50 miles from me. A 15-year-old kid, got a gun from his father and shot and killed 4 fellow students, gravely wounded more of them who are fighting for their life. He made a video on Monday night and wrote in a journal that he was “gonna shoot up the school.” God help us all … this, the new COVID variant.

      5. I agree with you Wayne – I have been listening to a lot of news reports, press conferences … it’s been very interesting and this will be a big deal once it goes to trial. The parents likely are negligent and the Prosecutor plans to announce that aspect tomorrow. I agree with you – often when there are shooters like this, they kill themselves as the police close in. This kid surrendered right away … the bloodshed and arrest only took 5 minutes.

      6. I think all these shootings are more a symptom of a much larger problem?
        These shootings are occurring more often because the population is increasing, causing more competition for fewer resources.

      7. Every day I think there can’t be something in the news that will top the previous day. Today the prosecutor charged the parents with four counts of involuntary murder – they bought the shooter the gun as an early Christmas present. Right now they are on the lam, their attorney says they will be back, but there is a nationwide manhunt for them now. The disturbing details on what was going on with this kid – the school should have sent him home with his parents or searched his bag – they did neither. You’re right – the bigger we get, the less resources – more competitive. Maybe brains as well.

      8. While I was reading this the news story came on the evening news. They can run but they cannot hide. Sooner or later they’ll find them!
        The bigger problem is that there are millions of these types out there! It’s like waiting for a bomb to go off!

      9. The big talk on Twitter is they went to Canada – I’m guessing proximity, however, this afternoon they made a $4,000.00 ATM withdrawal, so someone said $4,000.00 won’t go far in Canada, so they’re in Florida. I will turn on the news tomorrow morning and see if they’ve been found. I think they’ve flown the coop, despite what their attorney says.

      10. Yesterday a Kentucky Republican state rep posed with his family with rifles and request to Santa to “please bring ammo.” This world is too much these days.

  1. GREAT pictures. We live in the middle of a bird sanctuary that’s called “Britain’s Mecca of Birdwatching”. We see a lot of bird photography here, yours is extraordinary.
    Thanks for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    :-) :-) :-) :-)

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