Why should rescued pigeons and doves not be released back into the wild? And why do they need to be handled in the rescues and humans should imprint on them unlike other birds? I'm writing a paper on rescued pigeons and doves if you're wondering XD
First and formost because they are not wild animals.
They are the children of lost and abandoned domestic pets. Mostly performance breeds like homers, rollers, tumblers, tipplers and sky cutters, with the occasional escaped or abandoned fancy mixed in.
What would your reaction be to a person taking a young dog, after worming it, bringing it back from emaciation or disease, maybe a broken bone or car injury, and releasing it into the wild once they got it healthy?
Would you object?
Really. List all the reasons. Because I guarantee that all of them except rabies apply to pigeons.
Never seen a healthy stray dog? I can guarantee you that you’ve never seen a healthy stray pigeon either.
The streaked white poo you always see on buildings or sodewalks under pigeon roosts?
Its an indicator of starvation.
Healthy poo is brown, round, and solid with a small white urate.
White poo is pure uric acid, with little to no food matter, whick is why it does the structural damage it does.
The cute poofball pose? They are cold, and most are hunched up in the universal posture of “I don’t feel so good…”
Being malnourished and usually heavily parisitized makes it hard to keep enough muscle mass to thermo regulate.
On mobile, I can’t see the question anymore once I start to answer it, so if I missed anything, I’ll reblog with more detail.
And if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to spam my ask box!
A COLLECTION OF VARIOUS TUMBLR USERS’ FAVOURITE WORDS
absolution; act of absolving; a freeing from blame or guilt; release fromconsequences, obligations, or penalties.
acquiesce; accept something reluctantly but without protest.
asterismos;a rhetorical term for an introductory word or phrase that has the primary function of calling attention to what follows.
astronomy; the scientific study of matter and phenomena in the universe, especially in outer space, including the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial objects.
ataraxia; a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.
aura;a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; atmosphere.
boisterous;noisy, energetic, and cheerful.
bling; a slang term popularized in hip hop culture, referring to flashy, ostentatious, or elaborate jewellery and ornamented accessories
brontide; a low muffled sound like distant thunder heard in certain seismic regions especially along seacoasts and over lakes and thought to be caused by feeble earth tremors.
burgundy; a deep red colour like that of burgundy wine.
cacophony; a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.
camaraderie; mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
capricious; guided by whim rather than reason.
cosmic; relating to the universe or cosmos, especially as distinct from the earth.
decadence; moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury.
defenestration; the action of throwing someone out of a window, or, the action or process of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority.
effervescent; vivacious and enthusiastic.
eloquence; fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.
ephemeral; lasting for a very short time.
epinephrine; another term for adrenaline.
epistemology; the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.
ethereal; extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.
eunoia; comes from the Greek word εὔνοια, meaning “well mind” or “beautiful thinking.”
fantastical; based on or existing only in fantasy; unreal.
furtive; attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
gossamer; a light, thin, and insubstantial or delicate material or substance.
halcyon; denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.
ineffable;too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words.
intoxication; the state of being intoxicated, especially by alcohol.
lactescere; (Latin) to turn to milk.
leonine; of or resembling a lion or lions.
loquacious; tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
machiavellian; cunning, scheming, and unscrupulous, especially in politics.
mischievous; causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way.
momentum; the impetus gained by a moving object.
myriad; a countless or extremely great number of people or things.
nebulae; a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.
nefarious; (typically of an action or activity) wicked or criminal.
nonchalant; feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.
opalescence; the quality of being opallike, or milkily iridescent.
obligatory; required by a legal, moral, or other rule; compulsory.
orphic; of or relating to Orpheus or Orphism.
parenthetical; relating to or inserted as a parenthesis (explains or qualifies something).
partial; existing only in part; incomplete.
pastiche; an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.
petrichor; a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
phosphenes; a sensation of a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.
plethora; a large or excessive amount of something.
pleasure; a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.
pretentious; attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.
prosaic; having or using the style or diction of prose as opposed to poetry; lacking imaginativeness or originality, commonplace; unromantic.
resilience; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
ricochet; a bullet or other projectile rebound off a surface.
sempiternal; eternal and unchanging; everlasting.
serendipitous; occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
sphere; a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its centre.
soliloquy; an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
sonorous; (of a person’s voice or other sound) imposingly deep and full.
tenebrific; causing gloom or darkness.
twilight; the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere.
vespertide; the period of vespers; evening.
vicissitude; a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
waltz; a ballroom dance in triple time performed by a couple or to act casually, confidently, or inconsiderately.
Things I would like to see in Elementary season 6:
1. An Elementary season 6.
2. The return of lazy day T-shirts and mismatched socks.
3. More smooth as silk, strictly platonic confessions of love… Such as: - “You, me, Angus! Some combination of the three. You already know I favor you.” - “You put your hair up when you want to look your best. You think it’s more flattering. You’re wrong of course. It’s a draw.” - “I’m better with you Watson. I’m sharper, I’m more focused. Difficult to say why, exactly. Perhaps in time I’ll solve that as well.”
5. Marcus/Sherlock best bro brunches.
6. A bit more of the way Sherlock looks at Joan when she calls him on his bs.
7. Jonny Lee Miller’s gorgeous dark hair.
8. A steady supply of sassy Captain Gregson one liners.
9. That big breaking point building up between Joan/Sherlock for 5 seasons now. Give us those emotional outbursts we’ve been waiting for!
10. A shorter but solid, well rounded season with a wide open ending that confirms a season 7 long before we even have time to panic again…
For @loveinpanem LOVE IS prompt. Thank you ladies for hosting another beautiful event. Your creativity, care, and thoughtfulness w ith each prompt is always inspirational. Hugs and kisses.
This story is dedicated to my friend @norbertsmom who reads my meanderings and manages to make me sound brilliant and to @arbyeatscheesebuns Happy Belated birthday my dear friend. MAY you have a marvelous year!
Rated: G & all Mistakes are entirely mine..
“Come on!” Primrose urged as she tugged on her coat. “Come on,” she stomped her foot as Katniss calmly put on her coat. “Hurry up Katniss!” Prim dragged Katniss out of the house.
“Really Prim,” Katniss grumbled but she didn’t really mean it as a complaint.
“We’re gonna be late,” Prim said her eyes twinkled, the apple of her cheeks were pink with the cold.
“The stores aren’t gonna get up and move Primrose. It’s Saturday and it’s my only day to sleep in.” Katniss scowled but it didn’t reach her eyes, her lips twitched upwards threatening to form a smile, even as she stared at her sisters face.
I love my work group text because sometimes you get people asking to switch shifts and then sometimes you get messages like, “It would appear that one of our lovely customers broke the handle off the men’s room door.”
“Inherent qualities of landscape features and phenomena account for similar meanings across time and place: flowing rivers and growing trees, wet water and solid earth, round circles and angular squares, solid walls and open gates. Humans interpret landscape signs and elaborate upon them, reading meanings in to tell stories. The closer invented meanings are to significant, inherent qualities the more they draw from embodied knowledge rather than disembodied, abstract ideas, and the more likely those meanings are to be shared broadly; the further removed the less likely that meanings will be shared. Meanings and associations experienced directly are universal among human cultures or nearly so: water and purity, path and journey. Meaning not experienced bodily, as a sensation, even when strongly suggested by inherent qualities are not universal; not all cultures regard rivers as signifying time, air and light as intangible spirit, a circle as a cycle. Invented meanings remote from experience depend entirely on the mind’s imagining: a circle as heaven, a square as earth.”
Anne Whiston Spirn, from “Survival and Imagination: Reading and Telling the Meanings of Landscape,” The Language of Landscape (Yale University Press, 1998)
Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko - Future of Heavyweight Boxing
For those that might not have heard, we’re set to have one of the biggest fights in recent memory this Saturday (April 29) when the young up start Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) takes on Wladimir Kltischko (64-4, 53 KOs), the man who ran the heavyweight division for well over a decade alongside his brother Vitali and firmly established himself as a top ten all time heavyweight. This fight will be at Wembley Stadium and will have a hot crowd of 90,000 fans in attendance. Crazy part is the fight could have easily cleared 100,000 people but they chose not to open up more seating.
The fight will be featured in the U.S. on Showtime at 4:15pm ET.
A little about Joshua:
The 25 year old Anthony Joshua is a breakout star at home in the U.K., leading the way for the current explosion in popular that boxing is experiencing in the U.K. at the moment. Unlike most other big time boxers, Joshua didn’t lace up his first pair of gloves til he was 18 years old, roughly 10 years ago. From there, he managed to win an Olympic gold medal at home at the 2012 Olympic Games in London cementing himself as a name to watch on the pro scene. And he’s torched through the division since then. He’s won all 18 of his fights via KO en route to winning the IBF heavyweight title against admittedly middling competition, even by heavyweight standards.
A little about
The 41 year old Klitschko is one of the top ten heavyweights of all time and I won’t hear any slander against him. Holding an undefeated streak that lasted him through 11 years, he held the top spot at heavyweight alongside his brother Vitali with very little difficulty/derision using his size and power to topple all opposition. That all came to an end for the Ukrainian giant in 2015 when the unsong Tyson Fury came through and won a one-sided boxing clinic against Wlad. He’s been on the sidelines ever since that loss, itching to get back the top spot he lost.
The story of this fight really can’t be told without Tyson Fury. Fury not only manged to be the first one to beat Wlad in 10 years, but managed to do so by winning basically every round of the fight. Wladimir would then spend the next year trying to set up a rematch to no avail. Fury’s battles with depression, drug abuse, alcoholism, and suicidal thoughts took that fight off the table for Wlad. With his opportunity for revenge gone, Wlad turned his eyes to the biggest possible fight available for him in Anthony Joshua.
What’s at Risk:
Besides heavyweight supremacy, the biggest thing at risk for Anthony Joshua is image. He is young, undefeated and since becoming a pro has been hailed as the next man to rule over the heavyweights. Problem is, he hasn’t faced anyone that is of elite status yet in the division despite being sold as invincible. It’s pretty easy to see why he’s such a draw, seeing as he’s built like an action figure:
Guy is basically straight out of a Vince McMahon wet dream. Would a loss to an aging Wladimir Klitschko who’s coming off a year of inactivity and an incredibly one sided loss hurt his stock? And does a win help propel him into the next global boxing star?
For Klitschko, the risk is time. He’s 41, he’s got a family that’s going through issues, he’s been fighting for well over 20 years, he lost his long time coach Emanuel Steward, and I have to image each camp is only getting harder. How much longer can he be competitive in this division? Does a KO loss hear basically put the stamp on his career? If he loses, he’s probably never getting another shot at Fury either so what fights are left for him really?
What to Expect:I’m not entirely sure. The last time we saw Klitschko fight a younger fighter w/ a similar height advantage, he looked gun shy and completely loss. But Fury is also a much more movement based fighter than the more straight forward bruiser that Joshua is. Does Klitschko freeze up when he taste Joshua’s power? At his age, is he going to be mobile enough to avoid eating punches? Can he implement the jab and clutch against a guy this big and strong? Does Klitschko still have it in him to go a solid 12 rounds against a dangerous opponent? Does he try to blitz Joshua early if he doesn’t think so?And for Joshua, we’ve never seen him in there with this level of competition before. We still haven’t seen him go 12 rounds yet. Does he fade if Klitschko can start working the punch and clutch? Can his bruiser style of fighting find a home on Klitschko? Can he take Klitschko’s power? Whatever does end up playing out, it’ll be an interesting narrative moving forward with guys like Wilder, Parker, and Fury still floating around out there.
If World of Winx is anything to go by, I’ve found some elements of the main show that don’t work/drag it down:
Contrived relationship drama. I didn’t even miss the Specialists in WoW. Their absence saved us a ton of badly-written romance subplots, Bloom/Sky proclaiming their undying love for each other, and Bloom being emotionally dependent on her boyfriend. Plus, it gave way for so many funny/heartwarming friendship moments between the girls, which is what matters most here.
Pet sidekicks. This includes Kiko, the pixies (not technically pets, but you get the idea), fairy pets, selkies, and fairy animals. See how much better the plot flows when we don’t have to interrupt every scene with a small comic relief segment courtesy of Kiko?
The 26-episode format. We all want more Winx content, but is that a good enough reason to risk having to endure filler episodes such as “Banana Day” or “Baby Winx” just because the writers had to fill a quota? 13 episodes make for a more solid, well-rounded season.
As for things that WoW did right that the main show hasn’t quite managed to do in a while:
Have the girls utilize their powers in creative ways. I’m talking about Aisha summoning the water from the sea Louise was falling into to create a magic bubble and save her, Stella manipulating stage lights and street lights, Musa using her powers to recreate the sounds of footsteps and scan surroundings for movement, or the girls specifically luring the monster to a park filled with plants so Flora can get him with her powers. It makes the fights so much more refreshing than just shooting energy balls at the enemy.
The use of foreshadowing. Every little scene/detail is there for a reason, and the show doesn’t feel the need to immediately explain its significance. There’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of a badge inside the van Evans and Gomez were driving, a few episodes before it was explicitly said that they’re cops. A close-up scene of Bloom pocketing the watch before the monster begins specifically targeting her. An off-hand reference to the watchmaker’s apprentice that turned out to be a major plot point. I could go on.
Emphasizing the girls’ individual personalities. By the way, when was the last time we were shown that Bloom is an artist in the main show?
Not everything was solved and neatly-tied up within one episode. This gave the impression that the subplots were more well-thought out, and a sense of continuity between the episodes.
WoW shows us that Rainbow can still write Winx Club in a way that doesn’t feel dumbed down or childish (Note: Netflix was not involved at all in the creative process of this show. Not even a little bit. This was all Rainbow.). The question is, what’s stopping them from doing so in the main show?
It’s been two and a half years that I’ve been playing Izzy now. When I first made her as a little side blog I never thought I’d have met so many wonderful people. Everyone I roleplay with and talk to on here is lovely and it always cheers me up to come onto tumblr and interact with you all.
As a side note, there’s lot of people who are deleted, inactive, changed their blog name, or that I’ve lost contact with. I am also super forgetful. SO, if I didn’t mention you here and we’ve role played before this is my shout out to you READING THIS personally. I love and appreciate all the effort and time you have put into roleplaying with me and helping me develop my muse.
This is really long so it’s going under a read more.
I like.. NEED me some more Daishou NSFW HC plz. LOL ilovehim like how many rounds can he go and more. FKSNNDDNJSS
Everyone always portrays Kuroo as a fuckboy, and it really upsets me. You wanna know who the real fuckboy is? Daishou Suguru. He’s a fluid fuckboy if I’ve ever met one. He’s even got the haircut. I still love him, though.
- To quote Kuroo, “He is absolutely filthy, so yeah, just a heads up.”
This boy has just about every kink in the book, and to top it off, is a huge sadist. His ideal form of sex is ‘rough and rugged’, complete with whipping, biting, scratching and the occasional choke or two. On top of that, he has no mercy when he slams into his s/o, and actually made them immobile for a day or two. He bent them in the wrong way and accidently acted up their bad knee, so it wasn’t his dick that did the damage…
- Daishou could probably go for a solid three rounds, the way he does it. After one round, he’s practically tuckered out because he puts so much excessive force into it. Although, on nights where he’s feeling a bit more sensual, he can go for quite a while, but never really counts.
- No matter how much his s/o complains, he will always leave a bitemark or two on their skin. When they’re making out or having sex, Daishou mouth goes straight for their collarbones, inner thighs or any other soft, sensitive skin on their body, and just litters it with bruises. He isn’t at all secretive about it, either. He’ll leave a bruise right on the center of their neck, and you’ll be damned if you think he cares.
- One time he blindfolded his s/o and handcuffed to the bed, leaving them there for almost a half hour with a plug-in vibrator inside them. He made the illusion that he left, but was there the whole time watching them and damn, he never enjoyed anything more.
- He will personally buy his s/o cute lingerie so they feel obligated to wear it around him.
- There’s a very small amount of things that could rupture his libido. Honestly, he’s one of those guys who says, “The only thing a period stops is a sentence” then winks cynically, and walks off.
- He gets so sexually frustrated when his s/o teases him in public. Whether it be sitting provocatively during practice, or ever so slightly showing more and more skin, this boy is absolutely wrecked.