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Monday, 30 May 2016

Protection

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A squacco heron fishes near Pusztaszer, some 140 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 26 April 2016 


Even #Dogs are #BikersForTrump #RollingThunder: image via LucidHurricane @LucidHurricane, 29 May 2016


A flock of snow geese, which Middle Creek Land Manager Jim Binder estimated to be around 50,000 strong, takes off from the Middle Creek Reservoir near Kleinfeltersville, Pennsylvania. The snow geese stop at the reservoir to feed on marsh grass before continuing their migration north to their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic.: photo by Jim Scalzo/EPA, 8 March 2016


A pelican feeds its young at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany: photo by Monika Skolimowska/EPA, 16 March 2016



Trump addressed what is believed to be the largest gathering of bikers in the US speaking in front of the Lincoln Memorial
: photo by RT, 29 May 2016


An egret perches on the branch of a tree on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in the Panbazar area of Guwahati. Each year at a similar time, thousands of egrets build their nests among trees in the populated area, a major business centre of the city.: photo by Biju Boro/AFP, 4 May 2016


A hoopoe leaps out of its nest near Budapest, Hungary: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 27 April 2016


Guess how many of Soros-funded phony 'protesters' showed-up at the #RollingThunder event in DC? Scared of Strength: image via Mary Mauldin @marymauldin, 29 May 2016


Two eaglets watch a bald eagle fly from their nest over the Raccoon River, at Gray’s Lake Park in Des Moines, Iowa: photo by (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press, 18 April 2016 


A Sandhill Crane walks across a green with chicks during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge, in Orlando, Florida.: photo by Sam Greenwood, 17 March 2016


A Cape Gannet arrives on an island that is accessible by land using a breakwater in Lamberts Bay, South Africa. The bird island nature reserve in Lamberts Bay houses thousands of breeding gannet birds visited by tourists yearly as forming part of their West Coast tours in South Africa.: photo by Schalk van Zuydam/Associated Press, 1 May 2016


Mike Love of the Beach Boys just greeted Trump: image via Ben Jacobs @Bencjacobs, 29 May 2016


A swan floats on lake Weissensee near Fuessen, southern Germany: photo by Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP, 5 May 2016


Lead of #Trump2016 Advance, @GGigicos w/ @realDonaldTrump, thanking bikers at #RollingThunder in Washington, D.C.: image via TEAM TRUMP 2016 @TeamTrump5, 29 May 2016 


A grey heron fishes near Pusztaszer, some 140 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 26 April 2016


Two storks bring nesting material to their nest in Biebesheim am Rhein, western Germany: photo by Boris Roessler/AFP, 8 April 2016


Haha! Don't mess with #BikersForTrump: image via roswell2001 @roswell2001, 29 May 2016


A Tri-colored Heron hatchling opens his mouth at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida. Spring is nesting season in South Florida and over 140 species of birds have been spotted in the wetlands.: photo by Rhona Wise/AFP, 21 April 2016



 During the speech Trump claimed that illegal immigrants are treated better than military veterans: photo by RT, 29 May 2016


Pelicans fly above agricultural fields near the southern Israeli city of Netivot: photo by Amir Cohen /Reuters, 11 April 2016


A duckling huddles under its mother’s feathers in the Boston Public Garden: photo by David L. Ryan/Boston Globe, 26 April 2016


#Republican #RollingThunder Rocks!: image via Tatiana Wright @twright55, 29 May 2016  Tysons Corner, VA


A grey egret preens near Pusztaszer, Hungary: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 27 April 2016


Birds fly over a closed steel factory where chimneys of another working factory are seen in background, in Tangshan, China: photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters, 14 May 2016


With wide open beaks, young robins wait in their nest for their parents to feed them, in Wiesbaden, western Germany: photo by Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP, 9 May 2016


Where were all the #Mexican protestors at #RollingThunder #TrumpRally? Are ya afraid of a few #BikersForTrump?: image via LucidHurricane @LucidHurricane, 29 May 2016


A flock of black-winged stilts (Himantopus himantopus) flying past a wetland at the Guandu Nature Park in Taipei. The birds in the past nest mostly in southern Taiwan, but they are gradually expanding to the north and in greater numbers. According to Guandu Nature Park in northern Taiwan, the black-winged stilt population has increased to at least 5,000 nowadays.: photo by Sam Yeh/AFP, 14 May 2016


An adult Wood Stork tends to a hatchling at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida. Spring is nesting season in South Florida and over 140 species of birds have been spotted in the wetlands.: photo by Rhona Wise/AFP, 21 April 2016


Two Great White Egrets (Egretta alba) in the Hortobagy National Park, Hungary. So far the appearance of 340 bird species has been registered in Hortobagy, of which 160 species nest in the National Park.: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 17 April 2016


Trump protesters outside Rolling Thunder: image via Ben Jacobs @Bencjacobs, 29 May 2016


Male prairie chickens square off for dominance in the lek near Wynot, Nebraska. A lek is an arena where some species of birds gather to pick a mate for breeding. According to local biologist Rebekah Jessen, there are around a dozen leks in Dixon and Cedar counties.: photo by Darin Epperly/The Norfolk Daily News via AP, 14 May 2016



Thousands of U.S. veterans with their motorcycles gather in Washington, DC, for #RollingThunder rally. Pretty cool!: image via China Xinhua News Verified account @XHNews, 29 May 2016 


Canada Geese fight for territory on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts: photo by David L. Ryan/Boston Globe, 14 May 2016


A flock of birds flies in the sky over Tbilisi: photo by Vano Shlamov/AFP, 18 April 2016


Proud to serve those who serve. #RollingThunder #ThisBudsForYou: image via Budweiser Verified account @Budweiser   Maryland, USA


A ruby-throated hummingbird takes off from a backyard feeder on a rear deck in Pembroke, Massachusetts: photo by John Tlumacki/Boston Globe Staff, 14 May 2016


Million Biker March... #RollingThunder #BikersforTrump: image via o realDeal o @NoMoreRomney, 29 May 2016


A bar-tailed Godwit arrives in Spencer Gulf in South Australia. They are the international travellers who come to Australia each year to rest and feast, but migratory birds face a perilous journey, officials said as they launched a plan to help protect them.: photo by Chris Purnell/AFP, 8 April 2016


LIVE STREAM: DONALD TRUMP SPEAKS @#RollingThunder MEMORIAL DAY EVENT (2pm) #Bikers4Trump
: image via Kristin Billitere @SpecialKMB1969, 29 May 2016


Biker patch game on fleek
 




A goose tends to its chicks as they cross a sidewalk near a pond in Salina, Kansas: photo by Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal via AP, 20 April 2016


I sight to behold... #RollingThunder #BikersforTrump: image via o realDeal o @NoMoreRomney, 29 May 2016


A swan hunts for food in the lagoon at the Public Garden in Boston: photo by Suzanne Kreiter/Boston Globe, 14 May 2016

 
A swan takes off from a lake on a foggy day near the village of Vyazyn, 65 km (40 mi) north of the capital Minsk, Belarus: photo by Sergei Grits / AP, 25 May 2016

© RT

Thousands of ‘Rolling Thunder’ bikers started the Memorial Day rally from the Pentagon, crossed the Potomac River and ended up at gathering in front of the Lincoln Memorial, where they were addressed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
: photo by RT, 29 May 2016



A group of Indian Runner ducks march past farm buildings at the Vergenoegd wine estate near Cape Town, South Africa. Each day, a quack squad of killer ducks are released for the first of two sorties at South Africa's Vergenoegd wine farm in Stellenbosch. Their mission -- seek and destroy thousands of pests out to ruin the season's harvest. Fanning out across the vineyards, some 1,000 Indian Runner ducks hone in on their hidden targets with uncanny precision, locating the tiny white dune snails feasting on budding vines.:  photo by Mike Hutchings / Reuters, 11 May 2016 

 
American Stork
: John James Audobon, 1827-28, watercolour, 60 x 47 cm (National Audubon Society, New York)



Thousands of U.S. veterans with their motorcycles gather in Washington, DC, for #RollingThunder rally. Pretty cool!: image via China Xinhua News Verified account @XHNews, 29 May 2016

 

A white stork brings branches to its nest situated on a cell phone tower near Don Benito, Spain: photo by Paul Hanna/Reuters, 13 April 2016



 A trio of week-old Cygnets swims in Bush Pond in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Cygnets, or baby swans, typically do not remain in the birth nest for more than a day and are cared for by both parents for about one year.: photo by Matt Campbell/EPA, 13 May 2016


Biker patch game on fleek: image via Ben Jacobs @Bencjacobs, 29 May 2016


A grey heron catches at fish in Pusztaszer, some 140 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary: photo by Attila Kovacs/EPA, 27 April 2016


 #BikersforTrump #BigBeaverBar #MyrtleBeachBikeWeek: image via jody @pawleygurl, 29 May 2016

 

An egret protects its eggs on a tree on the banks of river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India. During this time of the year, hundreds of egrets build their nests in thickly populated trees along the Brahmaputra.: photo by Anupam Nath/Associated Press, 6 May 2016

World in focus — best photos for May 29, 2016

Horses look out a window of their stable near the village of Pontoiraklia, Greece: photo by Marko Djurica / Reuters, 29 May 2016

3 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

Lovely to catch that little glimpse of Audobon in the midst of all those petrolheads.

Be the BQE said...

Hi, Tom,
Enjoying the birds and bikers. I knew we were going to refight the 1990s with Trump and Hillary (& Bill). But did we never move beyond Jane Fonda ("Communist at Heart, Traitor by Choice")?
-David

TC said...

Thanks very much, Duncan and David. What better way to commemorate yet another cowering, apprehensive, sociophobic national holiday than among similarly maladjusted humanoids. We are the diminishing minority.

There currently appears to be a vogue in aggressive, self-expressive, freedom-loving, large-living motorcycle riding among what were once called the middle classes.

Here, in this waste region of endless freeways and vast "disposable income", we have growing squadrons of lard-bottomed, smartphone-packing accountants, oft with their lard-bottomed, smartphone-packing partners aboard (behind?), mounted on huge fuming metal steeds, zooming continually up and down the already mad avenue in pursuit of... what would it be... well, recreation, presumably... as well as the general destruction of the peace... meanwhile emitting as much racket and stink and localized mayhem as possible... they arrive from afar and climb and descend in packs, particularly on the weekends and inevitable intolerable holidays, much as a plague of locusts, with the qualification that locusts are not fat, loud, ugly, and Republican.

Obnoxious beyond even those few miserable words.

Doubtful that any of these charming Nimrods and Nimrodettes would have even a vague idea of who or what Jane Fonda was or is. But that patch did give rise to the question, do some who are Communists at Heart turn out nonetheless to be NOT Traitors by Choice? Isn't Pro-Choice, in and of itself, a terrible Limbo No-No state? Or is there to be no room left for second thoughts, in this grand museum of patriotic amusements?