California Wildfires’ Victims

Extraordinary footage shows ranch-hands and volunteers fighting to rescue hundreds of racehorses from eight barns which set alight at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall, California. The video, shared publicly on Facebook by user Leo Tapia, shows horses galloping away from growing fires and overwhelming smoke. The region had been hit by…

via Ranch-Hands Race to Free 500 Thoroughbred Horses After Wildfire Hits Farm — TIME

So, you want a parrot

By @elvisbird (IG)/ @elvisbird _dean Parrots are colorful, beautiful, and entertaining. Those qualities create a desire in many people to have their own bird. Like those people, I admired parrots, but I never thought much about owning one until one day, my grandson Carson brought home a beautiful cockatiel. He named him Hamilton. Immediately, I […]

via So, You Want a Parrot! — BirbObserver

America’s War Horses — Wild Horse Education

During the Civil War years the concept of breeding horses specifically for the United States Cavalry began to develop as the necessity became evident after an estimated 1.5 million horses died in the conflict, including wild horses. After the Civil War westward migrations sparked the Plains Indian Wars. Native tribes that engaged these conflicts rode […]

via America’s War Horses — Wild Horse Education

Feminism is NOT NEW in country music!

I don’t look like your typical country music superfan. I am ethnically Chinese, grew up in liberal San Francisco, and hadn’t been south of the Mason-Dixie line until I was 16. But as Dolly Parton will tell you, looks are deceiving. Some of my fondest childhood memories include singing along to Shania Twain’s, “Man, I…

via The feminists of country music who came long before Keith Urban — Quartz

500 Years Ago, One Man Changed the World – Forever!

Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, the small-town monk Martin Luther marched up to the castle church in Wittenberg and nailed his 95 Theses to the door, thus lighting the flame of the Reformation — the split between the Catholic and Protestant churches. Luther’s act is taught as one of the cornerstones of…

via Martin Luther’s 95 Theses Are 500 Years Old. Here’s Why They’re Still Causing Controversy — TIME

Birdie Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

We’d like to congratulate all contestants for their spooky, cute, and scary costumes, thank you for making our inaugural Halloween costume contest such a success! Okay, here we go, the votes have been tabulated, and the winners are…. GRAND PRIZE WIINER of a feature story on BirbObserver goes to @franksandbeans.macaws (Instagram) SECOND PRIZE goes to…@owa_bob […]

via Congratulations to the BirbObserver Halloween Costume Contest Winners!  — BirbObserver