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Oddfeathers. Oddfellows. Face-to-Face Meeting Between the Syrian Government and the Main Opposition. What are the Chances of a Breakthrough? Well, What are the Chances of Seeing an Arctic Tundra Bird on the CT Shore? “Hope is a Thing With Feathers Perched in the Soul.” (A 420 Character 9-Line Poem by Patty

Unlikely-to-be-around-here-now birds are called Oddfeathers:

They Just Show Up & we marvel at and wish luck to them.

Recently? Trumpter Swan. Rusty Blackbird. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Catbird. Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Snowy Owl.

Glaucous Gull, Greater Scaup.

What will happen with that group of odd fellows gathering in Geneva?

I expect extraordinary and ill-tempered.

But hope for break-throughs** to marvel at.

Unlikely?

PATTY

“Some 30 countries are sending representatives to Geneva for talks on ending the war in Syria.

Nearly three years of conflict have left more than 100,000 people dead and forced 9.5m from their homes, but there appears no end in sight to the fighting.

Here is the background to the talks in Switzerland – in 60 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst

Venue for Geneva peace talks

And this is a wonderful site for keeping track of the oddFEATHERS amongst us…http://oddfeathers.com

Black Vulture Howden Farm map Wed, Jan 15th, 3:44pm
3 Rusty Blackbird Covered Bridge, Sheffield map Fri, Jan 17th, 11:00am
3 Red-winged Blackbird Covered Bridge, Sheffield map Fri, Jan 17th, 11:00am
7 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker HOME map Wed, Jan 15th, 10:27am
2 Gray Catbird Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge map Wed, Jan 15th, 9:00am
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Refuge map Wed, Jan 15th, 9:00am
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull Bondi’s Island Transfer Station, Agawam map Sat, Jan 18th, 1:45pm
6 Iceland Gull (Kumlien’s) Bondi’s Island Transfer Station, Agawam map Sat, Jan 18th, 1:45pm
3 Glaucous Gull Bondi’s Island Transfer Station, Agawam map Sat, Jan 18th, 1:45pm
2 Greater Scaup Forest Park, Springfield map Sun, Jan 19th, 2:30pm
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