Ducks, other birds in Cornwall

This video from Britain says about itself:

1 March 2017

Ducks Quacking : Featuring Mallard Duck, Wigeon, Moorhen, Rook and Mute Swan.

Video Produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall


Real Neat Blog Award, congratulations to 13 nominees!

Real Neat Blog Award

Late in 2014, I made this new award: the Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that 🙂

It is the first award that I ever made. I did some computer graphics years ago, before I started blogging; but my computer drawing had become rusty 🙂

The ‘rules’ of the Real Neat Blog Award are: (feel free not to act upon them if you don’t have time; or don’t accept awards; etc.):

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

2. What is your favourite sport?

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2017?

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

My nominees are:

1. Daniel’s Aquatic World

2. musalley

3. Apricity All The Way

4. intheshadowofthewolf

5. Crafts, Chronic Illness, and Adulting

6. Architects for Social Housing

7. magicandbeauty

8. CocoChlo blog

9. Art History blog

10. Shades Magazine


12. penpowersong

13. In Dianes Kitchen

Utah, USA police assaults nurse for doing her job

This video from the USA says about itself:

Police Officer Assaults Nurse For Simply Doing Her Job

1 September 2017

In the latest edition of “police officers caught abusing their power” a Utah University nurse, Alex Wubbles, was assaulted and unlawfully arrested back in July while she was simply just doing her job.

By Trévon Austin in the USA:

Notes on Police Violence

Salt Lake City nurse arrested after refusing demand to draw blood from unconscious patient

2 September 2017

Hospital surveillance and police bodycam footage released this week shows a nurse, at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, being unlawfully arrested and assaulted by a police officer.

The incident occurred July 26, at the University of Utah, when a semi-truck driver was brought into the hospital after being struck by a driver fleeing Utah Highway Patrol.

At the time, Alex Wubbles was working as the charge nurse. After refusing his demand to draw a blood sample from the injured patient, in accordance with hospital policy, Wubbles was arrested by detective Jeff Payne.

In the video, Wubbles can be seen explaining that a policy agreed upon by the hospital and police department indicates that blood cannot be taken without the consent of the patient, a warrant from a judge, or if the patient was under arrest.

As Detective Payne continued to demand a blood sample, a representative can be heard on Wubbles’s phone asking, “Why are you attacking the messenger?” Payne responds, “She’s telling me no.”

Told that he was making a mistake by threatening a nurse, Payne escalated the situation by telling Wubbles she was under arrest. He then violently grabbed Wubbles and pushed her outside the hospital. After placing Wubbles in handcuffs, Payne had a short exchange with other staff at the hospital where he was told that his actions were unnecessary. Payne responded that “I’m doing my job” and “I’m leaving now, with her.”

Throughout the encounter, Wubbles complained to the officer that he was hurting her.

The video ends with Wubbles being placed in a police vehicle. As is common in such cases, Wubbles was placed under arrest without being told why.

While officers are not required by law to tell someone why they are under arrest, it is clear that this case was a clear abuse of power.

All arrests without a warrant must be supported by probable cause that a suspect has committed a crime. What was Wubbles’s supposed crime? Following policy set by her employer and saying no to an officer.

The Salt Lake City Police Department has launched an internal investigation, but Detective Payne is still on active duty.

Nurses Condemn Police Assault on Utah Hospital RN for Advocating for an Unconscious Patient. ‘Yet Another Case of Hospital Workplace Violence – Setting a Chilling Example When Done by Law Enforcement,’ Nurses Say: here.

Union Denounces ‘Chilling’ Assault on Nurse Defending Her Patient from Police. “You’re making a huge mistake because you’re threatening a nurse”, by Julia Conley: here.

Pied flycatchers in Devon, England

This video from England says about itself:

21 May 2017

Pied Flycatcher Birds at Yarner Wood, Devon: Male and Female – Filmed partly in slow motion.

I travelled 100 miles east yesterday to see the pied flycatchers of Yarner Wood in Devon. The pied flycatcher is a migratory bird species, spending the winters in sub-Saharan Africa, and coming here to breed in the spring. It prefers Western oak woodlands where it nests in tree-holes, but it also readily takes up breeding in nestboxes. At the end of the video you can see and hear a male pied flycatcher singing.

Video produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall