Tag Archives: Discipline

Practicing the Little Things

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Two minutes into US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, Captain Chesley Sullenberger III suddenly had quite a lot on his mind. His A320, having departed New York’s LaGuardia Airport on its way to Charlotte, NC, had just ploughed into a flock of Canada Geese.  Almost instantaneously, both engines lost power.  At that point the plane was above the Bronx, one of… Read more »

Feeding the Right Habits

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What’s wrong with this picture? An adult Reed Warbler is feeding a humungous chick that is straddling the entirety of the tiny warbler nest. That’s because the chick isn’t a Reed Warbler.  It’s a Common Cuckoo, a European species known for its “brood parasite strategy.”  To put it another way, cuckoos are squatters.  They force other birds to raise their… Read more »