Dutch bird nest webcams video

This 19 March 2018 video is about Dutch bird nest webcams; peregrine falcons, tawny owls, etc.

These webcams are here.


Great grey owl nest webcam in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

This hollow tree in Montana is home to great gray owls–an incredibly rare species that is the largest owl in North America. Watch live and learn more about this remarkable bird of prey on Explore.org here.

Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Siddarth!

Versatile Blogger Award

Siddarth Banga of the blog vision of sid has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Thank you so much for this generous gesture!

The award rules are, according to Siddarth:

Rules are simple, just nominate some other bloggers and ask them to answer a question asked by you; and tell about yourself, 7-8 things.

I will add:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Tell your nominees by commenting on their blogs.

Share the award on your blog.

Sid’s question is:

Once an enemy, always an enemy; comment.

My reply is:

Not always. Even neonazis can sometimes break with their evil ideology.

My new question for my nominees is:

What was the best reaction ever to your blog?

Seven facts about me are:

1. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits to my blog today so far?

Home page / Archives More stats 23
Waxwings in Finland, revisited and ringed More stats 9
French political establishment nice to neo-fascist Jean-Marie Le Pen More stats 5
Demoiselle cranes video More stats 4
Rare wall mason bees discovered More stats 3
Japanese sex slavery not settled, Korean president says More stats 3
French African Caribbean minister fed up with racist authoritarian prime minister More stats 2
Wildlife in Iraq More stats 2
English corncrake news More stats 2

2. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits to my blog this month?

Top Posts for 30 days ending 2018-03-10 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives More stats 1,152
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted More stats 170
Gay animal sex More stats 161
Massive animal abuse in Belgian corporate slaughterhouse More stats 91
Nazi German Holocaust sexual abuse More stats 83
‘Jehovah’s Witnesses destroy child abuse evidence’ More stats 75
Brunstad Christian Church, controversial in Norway More stats 67
Olympic speed skating and Donald Trump More stats 61
Mary Barbour, Scottish rent strike organizer More stats 59
Girl abused, Pentecostalist church covered up More stats 56
Pro-Grenfell disaster survivors marches, London, Manchester More stats 47
History of sugar, and slavery, at Amsterdam museum More stats 47
Nicole Kidman and others fear butterflies More stats 46
Woman publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia More stats 45
United States Republican Donald Trump’s foreign policy ignorance More stats 44
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer More stats 41
First outdoor speed skating marathon won by Irene Schouten More stats 40
‘Smash socialism’, Theresa May tells British 1% richest More stats 39
Dutch Foreign Minister mocked on Twitter for lies on Russia More stats 38
Trump evicted from Panama hotel, anti-fascist song played More stats 38
United States ‘War on Poverty’ during the Vietnam war More stats 37
Real Neat Blog Award, thank you Susan! More stats 35
Ancient camel sculptures discovered in Saudi Arabia More stats 35
European Commission favouritism scandal More stats 33
How Spain’s Franco dictatorship censored music More stats 32
Archaeological discoveries in Egypt More stats 31
Belgian King Leopold II’s crimes in Congo, statue in Ostend More stats 30
Dadabhai Naoroji not the first Indian to be elected to British parliament More stats 30
Korean sex slaves of Japanese army, first video ever More stats 28
About More stats 27
Dutch Foreign Minster lied on meeting Putin More stats 27
Japanese sex slavery not settled, Korean president says More stats 26
Prude Spanish priest censors picture of saint More stats 26
Columbian mammoth footprints discovery in Oregon, USA More stats 26
Mass murder in Florida, USA by trainee military officer More stats 25

3. Which blog posts and pages attracted most visits to my blog this year?

Top Posts for 365 days ending 2018-03-10 (Summarized)

Title Views
Home page / Archives More stats 16,531
Massive animal abuse in Belgian corporate slaughterhouse More stats 3,115
Gay animal sex More stats 2,580
Rubens, Rembrandt, differences in what they painted More stats 1,140
Belgian King Leopold II’s crimes in Congo, statue in Ostend More stats 1,028
London Grenfell Tower tragedy, government blood on its hands More stats 992
Korean sex slaves of Japanese army, first video ever More stats 774
Bahraini king’s sexual harassment of Lebanese singer More stats 548
About More stats 471
United States Ku Klux Klan propaganda More stats 450
History of sugar, and slavery, at Amsterdam museum More stats 409
Brunstad Christian Church, controversial in Norway More stats 402

4. Which referrers referred most to my blog this year?

Referrers for 365 days ending 2018-03-10 (Summarized)

Referrer Views
Search Engines 58,756
WordPress.com Reader 35,219
Facebook 2,005
Twitter 1,293
mail.yahoo.com 687
android-app 499
dearkitty1-wordpress-com.cdn.ampproject.org 381
igualdadanimal.org/noticias/7763/en-holanda-quieren-colocar-camaras-en-mataderos-tras-escandalo-por-imagenes-de-extrema 307

5. Which search terms brought most visits to my blog this quarter?

Search Terms for 90 days ending 2018-03-10 (Summarized)

Search Views
https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/nicole-kidman-and-others-fear-butterflies/ 59
cache:www.hsbc.co.uk/ hsbc bank of london 5
brunstad christian church 5
https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/homeless-elderly-spanish-woman-saved-by-football-club/ 5
jehovah’s witnesses 4

6. There are so far 39,353 posts at my blog. In 40 categories; and 1,415 tags.

7. Ever since WordPress statistics about various countries started in early 2012, the country with most visits to my blog has been the USA with 620.128. Least visits came from Samoa, Eritrea, North Korea, Mayotte, and San Marino; with 1 each.

My nominees are:

1. Janaline’s world journey

2. Cristian Mihai

3. Moorbey’z Blog

4. Mihran Kalaydjian

5. just opinion

6. Adventures of Lil Nicki

7. Simon’s & Judy’s Photography

8. Nicolai Cull

9. Charme Haut

10. Sincerely, Tawm

11. TwinMirrors

12. Melissa Grace

13. Theo Herbots Blog

14. Erste Eslarner Zeitung

15. Arun’s motivation and education blog

16. mirjam pattiwael

17. Barreleye Zoology

18. Jammu and Kashmir Medicinal Plants Introduction Centre

19. Los Angeles feedback film festival

20. Byung A. Fallgren

American barred owl nest webcam back online

This video from the USA says about itself:

Hooting and Crayfish Delivery, March 7, 2018 Wild Birds Unlimited Barred Owl Cam

Barred Owls are opportunistic predators with a diet ranging from rabbits to reptiles. From time to time, the male will even deliver fish and invertebrates (like this crayfish) to his partner in the nest!

Watch live at http://allaboutbirds.org/barredowls

Jim Carpenter, President and CEO of Wild Birds Unlimited, has hosted a camera-equipped owl box in his wooded backyard since 1999. Set more than 30 feet high against the trunk of a pignut hickory tree, this Barred Owl box was first occupied in 2006. Since then, the box has hosted several nests, including successful attempts since 2013.

The camera system was updated in 2013 with an Axis P3364-LVE security camera and microphone mounted to the side of the box and connected to Jim’s house via 200 feet of ethernet cable.

To keep predators like raccoons from investigating the nest, aluminum flashing was wrapped around the tree. An infrared illuminator in the box means you can keep track of the owls’ comings and goings throughout the night (don’t worry—the light is invisible to the owls).

Since the birds aren’t banded, we can’t tell whether this is the same pair as in past years. Although male and female Barred Owls look alike in their plumage, females can be up to a third bigger than males. You can also tell the difference between them by watching their behavior; only the female incubates the eggs and chicks, but the male is responsible for the bulk of the feeding, ferrying prey items to the incubating female, and sharing them with her inside and outside of the box.

Learn more about Barred Owls in our AllAboutBirds Species Guide here.

European Union wants more Google, Facebook censorship

This video says about itself:

Orwellian censorship’: European Union rejects caricatures of leaders & policies for Brussels exhibition

15 September 2017

The EU has rejected 12 caricatures by Greek artists for a Brussels exhibition as the “inflammatory” cartoons mocking EU leaders and their policies allegedly go against “European values.” Organizers denounced it as an act of “violent censorship.”

Stelios Kouloglou, member of the European Parliament for the Greek government party Syriza, had wanted to organize that exhibition.

By Kumaran Ira in France:

European Union demands Google, Facebook step up Internet censorship

5 March 2018

In a new attack on free speech, the European Union (EU) is calling on major social media and Internet firms including Facebook, Twitter and Google to automatically and immediately censor online material.

On March 1, the EU Commission called on companies and EU states to ensure “the detection and removal of illegal content through reactive (so called ‘notice and action’) or proactive measures”. It also identified a vast amount of material targeted for censorship. According to the Commission, its recommendations apply to all forms of “content ranging from terrorist content, incitement to hatred and violence, child sexual abuse material, counterfeit products and copyright infringement.”

“Considering that terrorist content is most harmful in the first hours of its appearance online, all companies should remove such content within one hour from its referral as a general rule”, it said.

The measures the EU is discussing would force companies to create programs, answerable to no one, to trawl the Internet and delete users’ content. This would consolidate censorship measures the EU proposed last year via the EU Internet Forum, which called on tech firms to work to develop automatic removal of online content.

The EU hailed moves in this direction that have already taken place. According to the EU, “Twitter reported that three quarters of the 300,000 accounts removed between January and June 2017 were deleted before posting their first Tweet. According to YouTube, more than 150,000 videos have been removed since June 2017. Once aware of a piece of terrorist content, Facebook removes 83 percent of subsequently uploaded copies within one hour of upload.”

The EU justified its policy with shopworn claims about the fight against terrorism. “While several platforms have been removing more illegal content than ever before … we still need to react faster against terrorist propaganda and other illegal content which is a serious threat to our citizens’ security, safety and fundamental rights”, said Digital Commissioner Andrus Ansip.

Press accounts of the latest EU demand for censorship cited the need, as the Guardian put it, to fight “extremist content on the web” that “has influenced lone-wolf attackers who have killed people in several European cities after being radicalised.”

The argument that EU censorship is aimed at so-called lone-wolf terrorists is a lie, above all because lone-wolf terrorists are largely a political fiction. The major terror attacks in Europe were carried out not by isolated individuals, but by members of Islamist networks active in NATO’s proxy wars in the Middle East, and who were actively watched and protected for that reason by European intelligence.

The organizers of terrorist attacks in France in 2015 and in Belgium in 2016 were well known to the intelligence services. The Kouachi brothers who led the Charlie Hebdo attack, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the leader of the 13 November 2015 attacks in Paris, and the El Bakraoui brothers who carried out the 22 March 2016 Brussels attacks were all well known to European intelligence. They were allowed to travel freely and prepare their attacks, as their networks were intelligence assets operating under state protection.

Similarly, the links of the Islamic State [ISIS] militia to Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri and Manchester bomber Salman Abedi were well known to German and British intelligence, respectively, before they attacked. These attacks were seized on by the EU powers to intensify police-state measures that shred basic democratic rights, such as the state of emergency in France.

Now, the red herring of the fight against “lone-wolf” terrorists is serving as a pretext for yet further attacks on Internet freedom and freedom of speech.

These attacks are well advanced. The EU wants the same IT companies that work closely on Internet censorship with a wide variety of states, above all Washington and the US intelligence agencies, to use similar methods to trample on freedom of speech and other democratic rights in Europe. This is what emerged from recent remarks by Julian King, the EU Commissioner for Security.

Censorship like that being proposed by the EU, King said, is “not only possible, it’s being done already by a number of the larger platforms.” He called for “proactive measures to identify and remove illegal content, including automated means such as upload filters, where this is appropriate.” He also called on IT firms to cooperate with EU “member States, trusted flaggers and among themselves to work together and benefit from best practices.”

Such remarks are a warning. US politicians and IT firms have openly declared that they are seeking to carry out politically targeted censorship, aiming to promote “trusted” news outlets that function as little more than state propaganda outlets. Above all, these censorship measures are being implemented to restrict access to socialist and antiwar publications, such as the World Socialist Web Site, amid rising opposition to war and austerity among American workers and youth.

Last summer, the WSWS identified that a dramatic decline in its readership, together with that of other socialist, antiwar, and progressive web sites, resulted from Google’s implementation of a new algorithm aiming to promote “authoritative” news sources over “alternative” sources of information.

Now, under the guise of fighting “terrorist content”, the EU is similarly seeking to implement repressive measures to censor the Internet that are squarely aimed at rising social and political discontent internationally. Major European powers are already enacting similar censorship laws at the national level. Since January 1, the German Network Enforcement Law has been in effect, enabling Berlin to regulate and censor the Internet along similar lines as the Trump administration and its attack on net neutrality in the United States.

In the name of fighting “illegal” content, the EU aims to target any oppositional views that challenge its plans to slash social spending to finance remilitarization and wars abroad.

As the German ruling elite prepares a new coalition government between the Social Democrats and Christian democrats, the parties involved in the new government have called for strengthening the German armed forces and German influence worldwide, as well as major increases in military spending.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron has announced €300 billion in military spending over the next 6 years, as well as calling for deep cuts in basic social programs and a return of the draft.

It is in this context—amid deep popular opposition to EU austerity and militarism, amid recent strikes across Europe, from German metalworkers and British rail workers to Romanian autoworkers—that the EU is seeking to set up the censorship of the Internet and social media.

Facebook and Sri Lankan government collaborate on social media censorship: here.

Real Neat Blog Award, thank you Susan!

Real Neat Blog Award

Susan of the fine literary S. E. Wigget blog has been so kind to nominate Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you so much for this kind gesture!

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 6 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.)

Susan’s six questions are:

1. How do you advertise your blog to others?

Put a picture or video on top of posts; which search engines seem to prefer.

2. How long do you spend blogging per week?

It depends. In some weeks, there is more inspiration and news than in others. And sometimes, there is less time for the Internet.

3. How many posts do you post per week, on average?

About 80.

4. Which of your posts is your favorite so far?

A difficult question as there are many candidates.

Maybe this one.

5. Why did you choose to create the blog you did?

I started blogging in 2005 because it was a good alternative to e-mailing lots of people. Then, on ModBlog which does not exist anymore. For my motivation, see here.

6. Are pictures or words more important to you? Or are they equally important?

It depends. In some blog posts, the words are the most important. In others, the photos or the video. Usually, I start with the words. But sometimes, the picture or video which I add later turn out to be more important 🙂

My questions for my nominees are the same as Susan’s.

My nominees are:

1. My time of dancing

2. vision of sid

3. Amy Gainford: Criminology and Society

4. akash paswan shayari

5. Kana Wanders

6. The Nester

7. the enagmatic girl

8. robbo worldtraveller

9. Sophie forscht & schreibt

10. Dining with Donald

11. baby finch