Hawfinches and bullfinches


Today, to the cemetery.

In the big tree, two hawfinches and a siskin.

Again, quite some nuthatches.

Robin and greenfinch sound.

Two bullfinches; the first time that I have seen this species here.

Dompap (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) from Bo Skelmose on Vimeo.

This is a bullfinch video.

Great tit. Blue tit enters and leaves its nesting hole (?).

A great spotted woodpecker makes a drumming sound with a tree branch.

Bahrain pro-democracy movement continues


This video says about itself:

Thousands of people in Bahrain have defied a government ban on public gatherings to mourn the death of a protester who was killed in Wednesday’s violence.

Meanwhile, authorities have demolished a statue in Pearl Roundabout, as part of its effort to crack down on anti-government protesters.

Al Jazeera’s special correspondent filed this report from Manama. (Mar 19, 2011)

See also here. And here.

How the Bahrain Regime Wants to Erase Its Bad Memories: here.

CNN’s Leone Lakhani goes inside a Bahrain hospital where doctors say the military has raided the complex: here.

Iraqis protest against crackdown on Shiites in Bahrain: here.

Yemen opposition activists clash with police: Security forces open fire in southern city of Aden: here.

The United States should immediately suspend military assistance to Yemen until President Ali Abdullah Saleh ends attacks on largely peaceful anti-government protesters and prosecutes those responsible, Human Rights Watch said today: here.

Al-Jazeera correspondents departed from Yemen: here.

USA: No Coverage Zone: Media Ignores Brutal Crackdowns By US Allies Bahrain And Yemen: here.

Revolution and foreign intervention in the Arab world


This video is called Thousands Demand Ouster Of Yemen’s President.

At least 46 workers were killed and scores more wounded in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen, when security forces opened fire on a march of tens of thousands demanding an end to the dictatorial regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh: here.

Dozens of protesters die in Yemen: here.

The World Socialist Web Site categorically opposes any military intervention in Libya. The drive toward war has nothing to do with the humanitarian pretexts offered up by the major powers. Rather, it represents the violent imperialist subjugation of a former colony: here.

Fisk on Libya: “It is all wearingly familiar… we are back at it again, banging our desks in spiritual unity”: here.

West coming to save Libya? But we were Gaddafi’s best mate less than a month ago: here.