rebeccapearson: sybil in every episode: 1x03I think it’s…

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 9:58 pm

rebeccapearson:

sybil in every episode:

1×03
I think it’s terrific that people make their own lives, especially women. Write to them today and name me as your reference. I can give it without ever specifying precisely what your work here has been.

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savingoursanity: Me once I’m in a room trying to remember what/why I entered there for in the first…

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 9:58 pm

savingoursanity:

Me once I’m in a room trying to remember what/why I entered there for in the first place 

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 5:43 pm

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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filmgifs: Money is not life’s report card. Being successful…

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 5:03 pm

filmgifs:

Money is not life’s report card. Being successful doesn’t mean anything in and of itself. It just means that you’re successful, but that doesn’t mean that you’re happy.

Lady Bird (2017) dir. Greta Gerwig

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hiimlesphotos: Snacking

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 12:08 pm

hiimlesphotos:

Snacking

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Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)Another shot of the…

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi)

Another shot of the little dude who made my morning at the local cemetery.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 11:43 am

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Dæmon Analysis: Vesper Sparrow

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 11:38 am

urbandaemons:

Personality: Cheerful, outgoing, opportunistic. Vesper sparrows like to see the best in people and in different situations. As a rule, they tend to stay with a large circle of friends, and get lonely easily. People with vesper sparrow dæmons may not seek out change, but if it comes their way they roll with it, and they excel at recognising a promising opportunity.

Historical/Contemporary Figure: Jimmy Fallon (TV show host)

Fictional Characters: Kaylee Fry (Firefly)
                                                                                                         – Raylen

#317

I think it’s my favorite place in the county, San Miguelito Road. Every time I’ve gone there it’s felt special. I was thinking about it yesterday, trying to figure out what it is, specifically. I think it’s the lack of traffic. It’s 10 miles deep in the winding hills south of Lompoc. There are a few farms, and a distant view of the ocean, but the road just ends at the locked gate for Vandenberg (where they do the west coast rocket launches), so no one really goes there. I arrived at sunrise and stayed most of the day, walking down the middle of the paved road birdwatching, and in all that time I think I saw four cars on the road not counting mine.

I was there because there’s a Pinyon Jay irruption happening, and last week someone saw the first Pinyon Jays in Santa Barbara County since 2000 along that road. There’s no reason to think they’re still there; Pinyon Jays are notorious wanderers, thinly spread and hard to find even within their normal range, and these were on the far side of the county from where they presumably entered, via the mountains south of Cuyama. But it was as good a place as any to find them, and I really like going there. So I went.

I mentioned in the tags of a different post about all the great raptors I saw: Golden Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, and Prairie Falcon, for starters, each one a legit bird celebrity that would have made my day on its own. But the real star for me were two little brown jobs skulking in the close-cropped grass next to the road: gray-brown streaking, complete white eye ring, light malar patch surrounded by a dark border; yeah! Vesper Sparrow!

I’d been thinking about Vesper Sparrows a lot lately.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 8:58 am

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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“I really wish my notifications would be filled up with comments on that high-volume post I commented…”

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 8:58 am

“I really wish my notifications would be filled up with comments on that high-volume post I commented on so I know I can Br0wse 1000s 0f pr0files and get laid t0night! Free registrati0n! 0nly t0day! Click 0n text!”

No one ever

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90377: Memories of August by 90377Instagram | Etsy Shop

Posted by jbc on October 15th, 2018 at 7:08 am

90377:

Memories of August by 90377
Instagram | Etsy Shop

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on October 14th, 2018 at 10:28 pm

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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mostlythemarsh: The Walk Home

Posted by jbc on October 14th, 2018 at 5:08 pm

mostlythemarsh:

The Walk Home

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witchinghourz:Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) dir….

Posted by jbc on October 14th, 2018 at 12:03 pm

witchinghourz:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) dir. Michel Gondry

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mostlythemarsh: Lot

Posted by jbc on October 14th, 2018 at 7:08 am

mostlythemarsh:

Lot

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klemannlee:Blue-Winged Warbler#316This was kind of hilarious….

Posted by jbc on October 13th, 2018 at 9:01 pm

klemannlee:

Blue-Winged Warbler

#316

This was kind of hilarious. Nick Lethaby (who finds a disproportionate share of the rare birds in Santa Barbara County) put the word out at 9:28 a.m. that he’d found a Blue-winged Warbler in Carpinteria Creek. This is a big deal; it’s a first county record. And it was 5 minutes from my house, on a non-work day. So yeah; I obviously wanted to go check it out.

But there was a problem: I’d signed up for a table shift at the local supermarket in support of a local ballot measure (Measure X; don’t forget to vote, Carpinterians), and my shift started at 10. I went to Carp Creek and hung out on the 8th Street Bridge as long as I could, but I only had a few minutes and wasn’t really expecting to see the bird. Honestly, I was just thinking well, maybe Nick will be there and will be able to point out the bird to me. No luck, though; no bird, no birders.

At the tabling shift the group texts started coming in: more birders arriving, searching, and eventually refinding the bird, yay! Meanwhile, I was about 150 yards away chatting with shoppers about the city’s budget issues. I got a personal text: “Where are you?”

“I’ll be there as soon as I can!”

At noon my volunteer shift ended and I raced back to the creek. When I got to the bridge and looked upstream I saw the best thing possible: About 10 avid county birders all looking intently at the same point on the creek bank. Yeah!

A minute later I’d joined them and was getting great views of the bird, which was gorgeous.

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lies: They’re breathtakingly attractive. Also: great news! You’re surrounded by them! Get a pair of…

Posted by jbc on October 13th, 2018 at 7:16 pm

lies:

They’re breathtakingly attractive. Also: great news! You’re surrounded by them!

Get a pair of binoculars (any binoculars will do), go to one of those red hotspots where they’ve been reported in the last 30 days, and SEE ONE!

I feel like maybe I should drive up there and provide guide services. It is Very Important That You See This Bird. 🙂

Today’s entry in the World’s Classiest Birb competition:

I’m telling you, @anonsally, can’t walk out your door with a pair of bins without running into one.

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mostlythemarsh replied to your photo “mostlythemarsh: Snug” that got a…

Posted by jbc on October 13th, 2018 at 5:31 pm

mostlythemarsh
replied to your photo “mostlythemarsh:
Snug”

that got a laugh from Mary

Uh oh. Now you’ve *encouraged* me. 😀

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mostlythemarsh: Snug

Posted by jbc on October 13th, 2018 at 5:26 pm

mostlythemarsh:

Snug

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on October 13th, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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