STORY OF A LITTLE BIRD

A little bird was about to freeze to death in the snow. It was freezing cold. He was almost done for. On his way a cow. He sees him, approaches, turns and poops on him. How disgusting you will say. the little bird.
Moral of the story: Not all the shit thrown at you is bad Sometimes it helps to save your life or ... To open your eyes!

BIRDS IN THE SNOW

Winter is a very difficult time for birds, not so much for the cold as for the food. In fact, a bird resists the cold without problems if it can feed itself well. If the snow arrives then it is a real drama. So if you love wild birds, like me, you can make a feeder available to our little friends that you can build yourself or buy in a pet shop.
Here are some important rules for anyone wishing to build a manger.
The manger, of which some practical examples are given in this article, must be of a wood color or pale green color. Strong colors do not like birds.
The manger should be placed on the balcony, away from the windows and in a discreet place. If the birds see you frequent it too often, they won't come close. If you have a garden, it should be positioned at a height where cats cannot reach it. Hygiene is important: the base of the manger must often be cleaned. The food to put on must not be excessive. It will be good to put a cup of water on one side of the manger, away from the seeds or crumbs of sweets. The cleaning and food supply operation should possibly be done in the dark, so that the birds, not seeing you, are no longer suspicious.
What to give as food: breadcrumbs must be excluded because they are too little nutritious, salt and spices such as pepper must also be eliminated, dried fruit, unsalted peanuts, panettone breadcrumbs and various seeds must be given instead. Also in pet shops, packs of mixed seeds for birds are sold.
The danger is that larger, overbearing birds such as crows and pigeons can take advantage and chase the small birds out of the feeder. In this case, openings must be made that large birds cannot use. The feeders must be placed from November to March, then they must be removed and this in order not to interfere with the rearing of the offspring.

These are some creative Bird Feeder:

If you want to make an easy bird feeder with recycled materials here is a tutorial:

VISIT ITALY: DOLOMITI

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The Tre Cime di Lavaredo in South Tyrol are the symbol of the Dolomites and a true landscape highlight in the area of ​​the 3 Peaks in the Dolomites. The 3 Peaks of Lavaredo are located in the Tre Cime Natural Park and, together with other Dolomite peaks, were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2009.
What makes them unique, however, are the shapes and colors of the rock, which erosion has carved into towers, walls and bell towers. The color that varies between gray, yellow, red and ocher makes them even more suggestive.
The foot of the Dolomite peaks, with their bizarre shapes, whitened by snow from November to May, a harmonious landscape extends, shaped by millennia of man’s work. The cultivated fields, the barns, the little churches, even normally prosaic details like the fences or the paths up here, are rich in history like the palaces, the most elegant churches and the castles.
The Dolomites – like the type of rock that characterizes them, called dolomia – are named after the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu, to whom we owe the first studies on this particular double carbonate of calcium and magnesium, published in 1791. However, it is only in the 1864 that the name Dolomites made its appearance, thanks to the English painter and naturalist Josiah Gilbert and George Churchill, who published the report of their travels in the region with the title The Dolomite mountains, starting the now long history of tourism and mountaineering in the region.
Trentino-Alto Adige boasts the largest ski area in the world and for this reason represents for skiers, experienced or less experienced, from all over Europe and not only a true paradise framed by the majestic Dolomites. In Trentino-Alto Adige there are slopes that should be tackled at least once in a lifetime, under the sun reflected by the dazzling white desert of these mountains, with their fiery sunsets that reverberate in the cold and electric air and the deep green of the centuries-old woods. to cover their hips and their mighty breath. Here are all the most beautiful ski resorts in Trentino-Alto Adige, where you can enjoy pleasant ski weekends with the whole family, with friends or for a romantic ski week.
Sunrise and sunset in the Dolomites are truly spectacular. The sun sets fire to the Dolomite rocks that take on colors ranging from yellow to fiery red, with pink and purple hues. In Ladin this phenomenon is called “enrosadìra” – it literally means becoming pink – and it indicates the phenomenon whereby the rock of the Dolomites turns red at sunrise and sunset. But why does enrosadìra happen? The color assumed by the peaks of the Dolomites depends on the very composition of the rock, the dolomite, which contains dolomite, a compound of calcium carbonate and magnesium. This composition causes the sun’s rays to refract on the rock and give life to the characteristic pink color. This phenomenon is unique, it varies from period to period, even from one day to another, depending on the different position of the sun, the presence or absence of clouds, the clarity of the air. Obviously, to fully enjoy the beauty of enrosadìra, a real spectacle of nature, the day must not be cloudy!

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