Friday, February 20, 2009

OK. I Know I Shouldn't Laugh About This ......
But damn if I didn't -

PHOTO IN THE NEWS: "Extinct" Bird Seen, Eaten -
A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say.

Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.

Scientists had suspected the species—listed as "data deficient" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2008 Red List—was extinct.

Forgive me for laughing about this. The irony of this is just a bit ..... overwhelming.
I had a telephone message the other day from.... Bob White. Calling from "The Other Side".

I deleted the message. Damn. Hey! The whole message was him repeating his name, over and over. What did you expect me to do?

Well here's a picture of the late Mr. White -


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