Sunday, 31 May 2015
In 2014, only eight pairs of Montagu's harrier are known to have nested in the UK and it is essential that the small number of breeding attempts made this year are identified and protected from accidental damage, disturbance or persecution to give these magnificent birds the best possible chance.
From the migration data provided by 'Mark', an adult male Montagu's harrier that was tagged last summer in South-West England, the RSPB was able to locate the winter grounds of UK birds in Senegal for the first time.
Mark Thomas, who leads on Montagu's harrier conservation work for the RSPB, said: "For the first time we know exactly where these rare birds of prey go once they leave the UK. The data provided by our tagged harrier, 'Mark', will help us pinpoint our conservation efforts to boost the numbers of UK Montagu's harrier.
"Now that these birds of prey have survived the journey back to the UK, it is vitally important that we can identify as many nesting spots as possible."
The core population of Montagu's harrier usually returns to the same nesting areas each year, with 'Mark' returning to the exact same field. The RSPB has been working successfully with these landowners for more than 30 years; however, it is very important that any new or unknown nests are located.
Montagu's harrier arrive in the UK around May time to nest, before returning to Africa in August. It is possible to spot the breathtaking birds of prey on passage, particularly on the south coast of England.
Mr Thomas added: "The UK population is currently teetering on the brink and we are determined to find out why. Last year, reports to the hotline helped us confirm their presence at some of the traditional nesting sites but we are desperate to locate any new sites and be positioned to help more youngsters successfully fledge.
"Farmers and birdwatchers can really help with the conservation of this threatened species. Now is the best time to witness the adults' airborne courtship before they establish their crop nests and become difficult to spot. If you are fortunate enough to see these breathtaking birds then please contact the hotline to let us know."
Building on last year's work, the RSPB in partnership with the Dutch Montagu's Harrier Foundation and the Sound Approach [note 2] will be satellite tagging additional birds this year. The tiny satellite trackers, fitted to the harriers' backs, provide real time data, revealing migration routes and their wintering grounds in Africa.
Montagu's harriers are striking birds - they are larger than a kestrel with long wings and a long tail giving them a slender appearance. The males are plain grey, with black wingtips and a white underside. The females are mottled brown with a white rump.
They breed in the south-west of England on lowland farmland, particularly winter cereals, oilseed rape and field silage.
Any possible sightings of Montagu's harrier can be reported to the hotline on 01767 693398 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Details should include the date, six digit grid reference if possible and a contact telephone number. All reports to the hotline will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
This June, can you do something wild every day for a month?Make room for nature this June - no matter where you are or how busy your life! Make this the month when you do something wild every day – and let us motivate you! When you sign up to our challenge, we’ll send you a pack full of encouragement, ideas and Random Acts of Wildness. You’ll also receive a funky wallchart to track your progress, a wild badge, and regular blasts of inspiration throughout June straight to your inbox to help you
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Saturday, 30 May 2015
To teach Goju-riyu karate to all comers, from whatever background, country or culture they may appear from.
To give confidence in a students ability to make decisions and meaningful friendships so they may find peace within themselves, know success and find prosperity in their lives.
To install the true meaning of karate, its meaning as a self defence art that has the power to install noble decency as an idividual in society.
To extend our arm across the globe, to suport the Gesar Foundation as they support us, offering friendship to the worlds vulnerable.
To do what little we can to cherish all beings, without exception, traveling through life weve alwyas the wellbeing of others in mind.
Gesar Karate logo, depicting the Namibian fish eagle, was designed by Sensei Dentlinger's Holsworthy students in England. The logo represents the skill, power, grace and beauty of movement that sensei Dentlinger wishes to transmit to his students.
It was in June 2010 that Sensei Dentlinger first met Kelsang Pawo, founder of the Gesar Foundation for children. It was at this meeting the two men agreed that the headquarters of Gesar Karate should be at the hub of Gesar world activities in Devon England.
The true history began many moons ago in Namibia. Above is merely the current story of which is being currenty build upon. May countless beings benefit from our growth.
Gesar karate evolved from Karate-Zen Namibia and Karate-zen Intenational. Our Chief instructor, Sensei Hjalmar Dentlinger, continous to train under the highly experienced namibian based instructor Shihan Husselmann.
Sensei Dentlinger from the age of 14 has dedicated himself to the traditional art of Goju-riyu karate. He is also active in sports karate and has achieved the rank of Sandan( 3rd dan), he has over ten years martial arts experience and has competed at national level (both in Namibia and England) and Africa level of competition.
Hjalmar Willi Dentlinger- born 29/12/1985 in Windhoek, Namibia.
Sensei Dentlinger started karate in 2000 under Shihan Husselmann (5th Dan) in Namibia. He trained the style of Goju-Riyu Karate. Was graded shodan by Shihan Husselmann and then Nidan by the English Karate Organisation in 2009 and Sandan in 2012 by the English Karate Organisation.
He has competed at national level in Namibia and in the UFAK Africa Games. He has also come third at the E.K.O. national championships in 2009.
His aims and goals are quite simple to make karate and all martial arts available to all by making it free to all people, at the moment there is a low fee to pay, but Sensei Dentlinger is working on bringing that down.
Competition karate is his favourite part of karate, even though he does not let the traditional side of karate down.-http://www.gesarkarate.moonfruit.com/#-https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gesar-Karate/150357168378775
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Hi! I am trying to poll several questions to help create a game show for the World UFO Day Festival in Memphis, TN and need all my friends to help! There will be 25 questions in the survey. If you would please take the time to answer the questions it would be greatly appreciated! All you need to do is put the number and the answer! This is going to be a lot of fun for our participants! Thank you for your help!
Hope to see you at the festival!
1. Name something you see in the night sky
2. Name a constellation
3. Name something you would find on Mars
4. Name something you would find on the International Space Station
5. Name something you wouldn’t want to happen on a space mission
6. Name a planet
7. Name a famous UFO crash case
8. Name a famous UFO abduction case
9. Name a UFO TV series
10. Name a character from the X-Files
11. Name you favorite UFO author
12. Name a major player in the Rendlesham Forest Incident
13. Give a name to an alien
14. Name your favorite space movie
15. Name a shape that can be seen in UFOs
16. If you met an alien and could only say two word what would they be
17. Name something that a field investigator should take on a UFO landing investigation
18. Name your favorite UFO magazine
19. Who’s your favorite UFO investigator
20. Where do UFOs come from
21. What is something not to say to an alien
22. Name a comet
23. Name a planet that has rings
24. Who’s your favorite character in a space movie
25. Name the shape of a galaxy
Thank you for your participation!
Moon,milky way,red rocks,coffee machines, finding an alien,earth,roswell,unknown, ufo,unknown, 2001 space oddesy,triangle, hello alien,camera, soace or other universities, i going to shot,unknown, et,oval,thank you ps can I put this on my blog Thank you for answering! Yes you can blog it I'll just need you to send me the answers so that I can collect them for the game! Thanks! And could you send me the address for your blog?
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