Thought for the month
“Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself”.
Edwin Land, scientist and inventor (1909-91)
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Once bittern, twice shy?
The main news here in the UK today is clearly the national parliamentary election and the expected result remains a complete unknown following a lively 4 weeks of the campaign. With the prospect of no party winning an outright majority, some political mating is anticipated in the following days and weeks. Another rare and unique mating ritual has finally been caught on camera. A BBC natural history film crew has captured what experts believe is the first footage of a male bittern "booming" in daylight in the UK. news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8663000/8663139.stm