Birds on TV

A couple of upcoming programs on PBS might be of special interest to bird-watchers.
Both are part of the “Nature” series. Publicist Donald Lee offers this synopsis of the two programs:
* ” ‘Murder of Crows’ explores the cleverness of crows and finds out how scientists are changing the public perception of crows from spooky to smart. … Experts believe crows learn from each other’s experiences and are able (to) pass that knowledge to succeeding generations.”
* ” ‘Braving Iraq’ follows one man’s mission to restore the Mesopotamian Marshes, thought by biblical scholars as the original Garden of Eden. The marshes were systematically destroyed by Saddam Hussein as an attempt to eradicate the indigenous Marsh Arabs who rebelled against him. They were once a thriving habitat that served as a breeding ground and sanctuary for millions of native and migrating birds, including the marbled teal and the Basra reed warbler.”
Locally, “A Murder of Crows” will be seen at 7 p.m. this Sunday (Oct. 24) and again at midnight Monday on WDSE and WRPT (Channels 8.1 and 31.1). It also will be seen at 10 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. on Tuesday on what PBS refers to as 2ndChance (8.2 and 31.2) in the brave new digital world.
All of the times and stations are the same, only two weeks later (Sunday, Nov. 7, Monday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 9) for “Braving Iraq.”
When did TV get so complicated?

P.S. … If you see Rink & Run blogger Kevin Pates today, wish him a happy 60th birthday.

Your bird pictures and stories welcomed with tears in my eyes at: jlundy@duluthnews.com.

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