Bird Songs Grow More Complex Amid Quiet of Pandemic

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Bird Songs Grow More Complex Amid Quiet of Pandemic By JOEY REAMS and BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, January 4, 2021 | 3:23 pm More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img Rufous-crowned Sparrow photo courtesy Luke Tiller Pasadena Audubon SocietyPasadena’s bird-watching enthusiasts may be unable to gather in-person to mark National Bird Day on Tuesday, but they’ll be treated to more complex and intricate bird songs than ever, as avians have expanded their repertoires to fill the relative quiet created by the pandemic.As the pandemic stretches on, its impact on bird life is being “widely studied,” according to Pasadena Audubon Society Program Director Lois Brunet.Based on recent studies, “It seems birds are able to sing more complex songs with wider dynamic ranges now that urban noise is reduced,” she said.And the change occurred quickly, Brunet added. “They adjusted right away.”Unfortunately, local birders have been unable to meet up to go bird watching as a group since the start of the pandemic, she said.“Pasadena Audubon typically runs about 100 field trips a year. These free public events are the heart and soul of our organization,” Brunet said. “New members typically come to us to find others to bird with. It’s the best way to learn about birds and to discover great birding haunts. We’ve of course had to call these off and we all miss the company of other birders.”Monthly lectures on birds and conservation-related topics continued, but have moved online.“We’ve had terrific attendance, with the added bonus of reconnecting with old members from out of state,” she said.The organization’s elementary school Bird Science Program, which previously included two classroom visits and a field trip, has also been adapted to an online format, Brunet explained.This fall we created a video library of lessons and plan to make these available to even more schools as well as homeschooling families,” she said. “So in some ways, we may even extend our reach this year, though our docents and volunteers very much miss taking the kids birding and watching their delight as they discover the birds that surround us.”In another pandemic-related trend, Brunet said more people seem to be taking more notice of their feathered neighbors.“With so many folks working from home, we’ve seen lots of interest in adding bird feeders and in backyard birding,” she said. “This is a great place to start for new birders and many go from feeders to native plant gardens, which provide the healthiest and most natural food to our feathered friends. It’s been great having these conversations with members and non-members alike.”More information on the Pasadena Audubon Society is available online at pasadenaaudubon.org. Subscribe Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Duque ‘miserably failed’ in contact tracing – Lacson

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Asiad kabaddi medallist alleges bribery demand by Bihar sports official

first_imgSmita Kumari with CM Nitish Kumar after receiving her cash prize.Sullying further the already-blotted image of national sports administrators, an Asian Games gold medallist kabaddi player from Bihar has accused a state sports official of demanding his “commission” from her cash awards.Smita Kumari, a member of the gold medal-winning Indian women’s kabaddi team at the 2010 Asiad in China, has charged Bihar Kabaddi Association secretary Kumar Vijay with insisting that she give him Rs 10 lakh from her cash awards, totalling Rs 36 lakh.After bringing home the gold medal, Smita had received Rs 10 lakh from the President, Rs 15 lakh from the Railways and Rs 11 lakh from the Bihar government.Her coach Mukesh Kumar also accused Vijay of including his daughter and the wife of a male kabaddi player in the Bihar women’s team for the National Games in Jharkhand earlier this year.Claiming that Vijay favoured the two players so that they could land government jobs, coach Mukesh alleged that one of these two players was threemonths pregnant at the time of her selection and did not feature in a single match at the Games.The state government provides jobs to all players who win medals at national or international events, the coach said about Vijay’s strategy.He added that the Bihar kabaddi team ultimately won the bronze medal.Smita Kumari, popularly known as the ‘Golden girl’ of Bihar kabaddi said, “He had been demanding Rs 10 lakh from me ever since I won the cash awards following the Asian games win.advertisement”When I refused, he threatened to ruin my career. But I told him that I’d rather set up a kabaddi academy in Bihar than give him the money.” She added, “After this incident, I was removed as captain of the state’s team for the Veer Kuer Singh All-India Gold Cup Tournament in Patna last week.” Vijay had been harassing many other players but they were scared of speaking out against the powerful official, she claimed.Rubbishing her charges, however, Vijay threatened to drag the player to court. “Smita is levelling these baseless charges against me only because she has been dropped as the state team’s captain,” he said, He also added that an upset Smita had since been threatening to embarrass him.”Had I been harassing the players, Smita would not have been able to make a mark at the international level. The state’s team woudln’t have won so many gold medals,” he pointed out.Vijay claimed that rather than taking money from any player, he had often helped them financially. Smita, who had recently got married, stayed away from the mandatory practice sessions, he said.The player’s allegations have created ripples in the sports fraternity here, with several state team players coming out in open to support Kumar Vijay.last_img read more

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Kirk Herbstreit Highlights Ohio State’s Strengths This Season

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