Out of the Blue

It's our first spring living by the nearby pond, so as the noisy flurry of mating season abated I started making uneducated guesses about when we'd start seeing the first waterfowl offspring. I won the first sighting battle the other day while I was assembling the grill when I spotted a pair of ducklings. But yesterday MrsBlue won the war when she saw a pair of geese showing off their 11 new goslings. And for extra credit, she got a picture of the whole brood, who are too cute for words. I saw a recent Facebook post from a friend with an annual goose family who noted they have so many because lots of them get picked off by predators, but I'll try and ignore that aspect of the law of the jungle for the moment and wish them all the best. Honk, honk!

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1badmf wrote on May 1, 2020, 02:10:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 1, 2020, 00:29:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 30, 2020, 23:38:
Swedish city to dump tonne of chicken manure in park to deter visitors.

Wait, I thought Sweden had decided to stay open for COVID-19? Let's see how that's working out for them:

Deaths:
- Norway (closed): 209
- Finland (closed): 211
- Sweden (open): 2,586

Derp.
It is kinda of a mixed bag so far. They are worse than their Scandinavian neighbors, but better than the UK, Spain, and Italy. Time will tell...

almost certainly due to population density. ima hazard a guess sweden's pop density is something like 1/2 to 1/4 that of the european powers.

Yup, Sweden has twice the land mass of GBR, with one sixth the population. So 12x less population density. Stockholm is less than a million people, while London is 8M. Sweden's per capita death rate is worse than the US at this point: 23 per 100K vs US at 17 per 100K.
To prevent CV-19, avoid the Serious Seven: weddings, funerals, faith-based activities, bars, gyms, house gatherings and other small events.
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