Botanical garden snowdrops, crocuses and birds

Snowdrops, 24 February 2019

After 23 February 2019 in the botanical garden in Leiden, the Netherlands, we went back there the next day, 24 February. And saw these snowdrops.

Sounds of magpie, greenfinch, ring-necked parakeet.

On a branch of a tree in the Japanese garden, a robin sits, singing.

Crocuses, 24 February 2019

Not far away, these crocuses.

A blackbird sings.

A carrion crow flies to a tree.

Crocuses and winter aconites, 24 February 2019

On the hill, close to the source of the stream, these crocuses; with winter aconites in the background.

Golden crocuses, 24 February 2019

Near the astronomical observatory, these white golden crocuses.

Golden crocuses, on 24 February 2019


Green honeycreeper couple feeding together in Panama

This video says about itself:

Green Honeycreeper Pair Feed Side By Side – March 2, 2019

Male and female Green Honeycreepers look quite different from one another, though they are both stunning!

Here we see the male on the right and the female on the left.

To learn more about this … species visit the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website.

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The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Canopy Family, and

Featuring, in the beginning of the video, a clay-coloured thrush as well.

Ban Sanders for insufficient Venezuela warmongering, corporate Democrat says

This 5 March 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Wasserman Schultz Threatens Kicking Bernie Out Of Party Over Venezuela

Ms Wasserman Schultz had to resign in 2016 as Democratic party chair, because of her scandal of sabotaging Bernie Sanders’ campaign to help the Hillary Clinton campaign. Now, she helps Donald Trump’s war for oil plans.

Report reveals that armed troops were mobilized to force through US aid provocation on Venezuelan border: here.

While much of Venezuela remains without power due to a blackout that President Nicolás Maduro claims is the result of US cyber attacks, the story surrounding the Venezuelan military’s supposed burning of a “humanitarian aid” truck on the bridge from Cúcuta, Colombia on February 23 has completely unraveled. It is now clear that the accusations of Marco Rubio, John Bolton and other US officials that Maduro ordered the burning of the aid shipment were lies aimed at drumming up support for the US government’s efforts to foment a right-wing coup: here.

U.S. TO WITHDRAW DIPLOMATS FROM VENEZUELA The U.S. will withdraw all remaining diplomatic personnel from Venezuela this week, the State Department announced. [Reuters]

Washington announced late Monday that it is withdrawing all of its embassy personnel from Caracas in what may signal preparations for a direct US military intervention to consummate the protracted regime change operation unleashed against Venezuela: here.

THE TRADE Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), which represents more than 55 million workers on the continent, expresses the following in respect of the new threats and imminent conflict in Venezuela: ‘We condemn the unilateral decision by a group of governments of the region, notoriously led by the USA, to ignore the legitimacy of the government of President Maduro and to recognise the self-proclaimed “president of the transition”, representative Juan Guaidó, president of the National Assembly, who seized such investiture without the recognition of the other branches of government, violating the national constitution and usurping powers: here.

Rufous-capped warbler in Panama

This video says about itself:

Rufous-capped Warbler Visits The Feeder – March 3, 2019

… This warbler feeds mainly on insects and spiders in thick brush.

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The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Canopy Family, and

I saw a rufous-capped warbler in Costa Rica.

The video also features a clay-coloured thrush.