Monday, May 14, 2012

Our World Tuesday: For the Birds




From May 13, 2012
From May 13, 2012
From May 13, 2012
From May 13, 2012
From May 13, 2012
In the days of DDT, there were fewer and fewer birds around here. After common sense by way of Connecticut came this way, that changed. A scientist from the Nutmeg State made the discovery that keeping the water moving along the Intracoastal Waterway would keep mosquitoes from proliferating. Cutting into the mud would save the need for using chemicals that eradicate all kinds of life. That's what happened, and the birds are good with it. Very cool.

PS  Thanks, Dad, for the ride over the bridge.
 

Our World Tuesday

20 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Thank goodness someone was thinking back then! I'm afraid if she hadn't we'd have very few song birds now!

kaykuala said...

Nature at its best! The presence of the birds is confirmation that the chemical menace is under control. Great for highlighting it Sandy!

Hank

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hooray for the brains from the Nutmeg State keeping our Intracoastal Waterway a good place for the birds (and for us). (From the other end of it here.) I love seeing those bird conventions or lineups!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! Thank goodness someone was thinking!! The birds do look happy! I love their "conventions", too! Great shots for the day, Sandy! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Lin Floyd said...

sounds like man does make progress...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Just took a hard headed, smart, Yankee professor to work our way of a predicament!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Cormorants have made such a good come back that they are now being considered as nusiance birds in some places. If you get a chance to see some up close during breeding season watch them yawn. The inside of their mouth is the most beautiful sea 'blue' you have ever seen.

Denise said...

Interesting post about those mosquitoes and I enjoyed the photos. Thanks Sandy.

imac said...

Birds of a feather - an all that Sandy,lol.

magiceye said...

beautifully captured and thanks to that scientist who has made it possible!!

George said...

I really like picture of the three birds on the wire. I, too, am glad common sense has prevailed at least as far as DDT is considered.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Interesting to see Cormorants on a wire. Here, (Vancouver, B.C.) they tend to nest under the bridges, and sit on structures over the water. But most importantly, as your post celebrates, the steps taken to cut down chemicals had the desired affect. Yay!

ladyfi said...

Hurray for this environmental win! Love the birds on the wire.

Indrani said...

So glad to know about this.
Lovely captures.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh to be sure,we don't need birds dying from chemicals in the water.

Zuzana said...

It is nice to learn that at times scientists can come up with good ideas.;) Great bird pictures, dear Sandy.;))
xoxo

Myrna R. said...

The pictures of the birds and the little story are very cool indeed. Nice.

Kusum said...

That is a beautiful post. Good to know people think about these beautiful creatures.

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