January 20, 2022

Milt Inman’s Whatzit: The Aninga

Some of you will recall that I posted a photograph of Milt Inman’s on this blog asking readers “Whatzit?” Here’s that picture.
Milt Inman Photo

It took a bit but I eventually got a response back from him with an “official” answer as to “Whatzit”. In reply he sent the following picture and a brief explanation.

“It is a water bird that fishes under water and sometimes keeps its body under water and swims with just its neck out of the water!!! It’s called an aninga.
Now You Know “WHATZIT” Milt

Milt Inman Photo


Milt Inman’s “Whatzit?”

It’s good to have Milt back contributing to his “Whatzit?” again. So, it’s obviously an aquatic bird by what kind?

Milt Inman Photo


Occupy Occupy D.C. Wind Turbine to Memorialize Dead Birds, Despoiled Land

Washington, D.C. – A mock wind turbine will be erected Monday, March 12 at noontime in Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza to highlight the threat that wind, a celebrated alternative energy source, poses to the American bird community.

“If I was a bird, I’d be an angry bird right now,” said David Almasi, executive director of the National Center for Public Policy Research and director of the National Center’s “Occupy Occupy DC” project. “Countless innocent birds that only want to be with their eggs die every year from crashing into wind turbines. The environmentalists who promote wind energy at the expense of the birds are green pigs!”

Monday’s event is part of The National Center for Public Policy Research’s “Occupy Occupy D.C.” events at Freedom Plaza. The National Center obtained a five-week permit from the U.S. Park Service that forces the Occupy D.C. encampment to share the park between February 12 and March 15.

A report by the National Research Council estimated that wind turbines kill approximately 100,000 birds every year. The American Bird Conservancy claims the number could be triple that estimate — affecting the songbird community most of all.

“At some point the slaughter of birds and bats by taxpayer-subsidized wind turbines is going to trigger serious legal action,” added National Center Senior Fellow Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. “If the full force of the Migratory Bird Treaty and the Endangered Species Act were brought to bear on these unsightly killing machines, investors would turn their backs on this artificial industry in a heartbeat.”

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