Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

“I’ve never seen anything with that amount of birds dead in one place! Thousands of birds died suddenly from Avian Cholara in the Yolo Bypass, Sacramento

Photo Wikiwand
Thousands of birds died suddenly in the Yolo Bypass, Sacramento last week.
Wildlife specialists have spent the last three days picking up more than 3,700 dead bird carcasses from the shore.
“It’s just shocking to see that kind of die off,” said Laurence Campling, who saw the birds on the ground.
“I’ve never seen anything with that amount of birds dead in one place!
Easily hundreds of bodies, hundreds of birds all along the side of this flooded field.”
He took pictures and started to worry that something catastrophic was happening.
Jeffrey Stoddard, Wildlife Manager for the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, explained that dead American Coots caught a virus called avian cholera, caused by bacteria.
It doesn’t pose a risk to humans but other birds can catch it.
“It’s something that we deal with in the wildlife area fairly commonly,” Stoddard said.
“It’s something that they carry with them year round.
It only comes out when they’re stressed.
And this time, it’s a physical stress.”
Like shivering in the cold and being pushed out of their habitat because of high water.

Mass animal deaths


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