Starling nestboxes around football grounds


This July 2016 video is about hanging nest boxes for starlings around the office of the Dutch football association.

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

23 August 2016 – Dutch football association KNVB calls on its members to hang up nest boxes for starlings around the soccer grounds. Starlings eat larvae that damage the fields. The association gave a good example and put a number of nest boxes around their head office in Zeist. BirdLife in the Netherlands supports this call because things go badly for starlings.

Birds at Cornell University feeders, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Species Diversity at the Cornell Feeders

17 August 2016

We had a nice display of species diversity in this short clip taken from the Cornell Feeder Watch cam this afternoon! Can you name them all? Answers Below!

Did you guess right? We observed a Northern Cardinal (female), Mourning Dove, House Finch, Common Grackle, and Downy Woodpecker!

Bird migration in Israel, video


This 26 August 2016 video is about bird migration in Israel.

‘Humanitarian’ Iraq, Libya wars, their bloody consequences


This video says about itself:

Regime Change in Libya Mirrors Iraq: Both Efforts Led to Failed States & Destabilized Region

26 August 2016

As we speak with scholar Vijay Prashad about how the United States carried out regime change in Libya and left behind a failed state, he notes: “The story in Libya is not dissimilar to the story in Iraq.” Both are politically divided societies in which the United States deposed long-entrenched leaders, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and left behind failed states. Prashad adds that “in both instances, when the strongman was captured … they said, ‘We are ready to negotiate,’ and the United States essentially was not interested in negotiating.” He says the outcome in Libya contributed to the destabilization of Mali, Tunisia and much of northern Africa.