Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, RIP


This music video says about itself:

I am REFUGEE—SOLIDARITY Forever… to LIFE!

29 August 2015

Leonard Cohen sings Pete Seeger’s hymn, actually for victims of the Vietnam war but I think it fits for the refugee drama of our days as well! AGAINST INTOLERANCE, STUPIDITY and HATRED against refugees from all parts of the world!

By Chris D’Angelo of the Huffington Post in the USA:

Legendary Musician Leonard Cohen Dead At 82

The Canadian singer-songwriter’s death comes just weeks after the release of his new album, “You Want It Darker.”

11/10/2016 08:56 pm ET

Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, whose voice was as golden as his lyrics were moving, has died, Sony Music confirmed on his Facebook page Thursday. He was 82.

See also here.

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen died in Los Angeles November 7 at the age of 82. His manager Robert Kory subsequently revealed that Cohen, who had cancer, died in his sleep after falling during the night: here.

Canadian birds at feeders, videos


This video from Canada says about itself:

Pine Grosbeaks On Platform In Ontario – Nov. 8, 2016

The sexually dimorphic Pine Grosbeaks are year round residents of the boreal forests of North America and Eurasia. Adult males display a rosy to brick red on their head, breast, rump and body. Females and immatures are more gray overall, with an olive yellow head and rump. These large, conical billed finches subsist almost exclusively on the buds, seeds, and fruits of boreal trees and bushes.

Thanks to Perky-Pet for helping to make the Ontario FeederWatch Cam possible!

The FeederWatch cam is located in a residential neighborhood in Manitouwadge, Ontario. This northern site is an excellent location to see winter finches like redpolls and grosbeaks as well as two species of Jays and even Ruffed Grouse! The feeders sit in the middle of a large backyard with a large birch tree that the birds love, as well as a mixed stand of conifers and several fruit and berry producing shrubs. There’s a small swamp just beyond the backyard as well as larger stands of woods and a small lake.The feeder system is the product of the camera hosts’ ingenuity, making use of plastic piping to support the feeders high enough above ground to foil the occasional squirrel, and a rotating set of feeders that provide black oil sunflower seeds, nyjer seed, whole and shelled peanuts, and peanut butter suet in a homemade hanging log to the dozens of species that visit.

This video from Canada says about itself:

Evening Grosbeaks Take Over Ontario – Nov. 8, 2016

Here a flock of Evening Grosbeaks treat the platform on the Ontario FeederWatch Cam like a runway at a busy airport. Can you guess who’s the last one to leave? Stay until the end to find out!

Arctic wolves, BBC video


This video, recorded on Ellesmere island in Arctic Canada, says about itself:

8 July 2016

Taken from Snow Wolf Family And Me. In such a harsh and wild environment it’s wonderful to see the family strength and community of a wolf pack and how they interact with a human in their domain.