I lay one Morning in bed. No idea what day it was or what week. Everything is at the Moment, anyway the same. It was sometime between six and seven o’clock. No idea. Time? Everything is at the Moment, anyway the same. The window was open, again, this day promised to be a beautiful day. Since I heard this noise. “Du-duu-du-du-duu-du-du-duu-du …” quick as a Flash I had the owl in my thoughts. The is an owl! And as quick as a flash I was in my Childhood.

My grandparents had an Allotment. Rather, it was a Ried. A Field. A Pünt. With vegetables a Hüttli, a lot of Meadow and a small forest of fir-trees, in a wooden outhouse was hidden flower beds. My fondest memories of my Childhood days in this nature are always. “You-you-you …”, echoed it constantly from the trees. It was not the call of an eagle owl, it was a pigeon! My grandfather always said: “Dr tube cutter rueft em Wiibli.”

I was so twenty years later, in bed, and heard in the middle of the city of Zurich, which I knew from a Ried out in the country. But the “tube cutter”, the dialect word from grandpa, do not know Google. I research and research. Tummle me on pages bird-determination and land on the Website of the Swiss ornithological Institute in Sempach. It is a dove, I know. So I click my way through all the species of Doves and listen to by means of the audio recordings of their Call. “What are you doing there?” it sounds from next door. “I’m looking for the bird that’s singing outside!” The sound bizarre – and brought us quite a Laugh.

“It is a collared dove!”, it breaks out of me. A pigeon of Oriental origin! It is beige-grey and are easily recognisable by their black neck ring. You just looks very different than the city pigeon – the Coos also just. But the collared dove, has the verse, a three-syllable Courtship! Grandpa was right!

Since that day I listen to the dove every Morning. And even if I haven’t discovered yet, warms your call my heart. You leave me in my Childhood, and it gives me hope that everything will continue as long as the “tube cutter rueft em Wiibli!”


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:

wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer.

Not Sneezing into hands, sneeze
or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow.

handkerchiefs correctly
paper handkerchiefs to dispose of, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. the contact minimize
Avoid contact with people who have difficulty breathing or a cough.

to Avoid larger gatherings of people or public transport. To remain as home to the “most important thing of All is up to date”, so that more and more people are infected. You should go only in exceptional cases, Outside.

everything is possible, delivery at home.

no welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands. And always a distance of one Meter to keep.

stay Informed
please Observe the local directives and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. “Who is healthy, and informed, remains in 99 percent of cases, healthy.”

info lines Coronavirus
For the population: 058 463 00 00
For travelers: 058 464 44 88
available: 24 hours a Day when should you to the doctor?
don’t Go any more in case of symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and immediately contact – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.

The Situation will continue until Further notice. Those who feel themselves safe and healthy and, therefore, to the front of the storm, risking to prolong the condition. Therefore, peace preserved, and the thing in common to serve. (SDA)