Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Red-billed Quelea

The Red-billed Quelea is the world's most abundant species of bird. How is it that a bird I've never heard of before is the most abundant species on earth?

I've been watching the Planet Earth documentary series. It is incredibly fascinating, and I've learned several things. First of all, geese are dumb and annoying, no matter what kind of geese they are. Second, cockroaches are gross. And most importantly, grass is the most common plant on earth, covering about a quarter of the world's land.

I'm watching this scene where an arctic fox is looking for a meal among the geese, and it's really cool, because the geese are fighting it off. It's actually really comical. Wolves are definitely more impressive than foxes. What was really cool was watching a polar bear try and take down a walrus.

If you haven't seen this series, I would definitely recommend it. Just watching some of these amazing things can strike you with wonder. I mean I can barely imagine a cave with over a billion bats in it, but it's right there on the screen.

Anyway, Life continues to progress forward. Days go by. It's pretty cool.