Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 8:50 pm

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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ferrisbuellers:Lily James as Mrs. de WinterRebecca (2020)dir….

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 5:50 pm

ferrisbuellers:

Lily James as Mrs. de Winter
Rebecca (2020)
dir. Ben Wheatley

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fashion-runways:VALENTINO Resort 2015 if you want to support…

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 12:50 pm

fashion-runways:

VALENTINO Resort 2015

if you want to support this blog consider donating to: ko-fi.com/fashionrunways

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lsleofskye: A wild day on the faroes | aronsche

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 7:50 am

lsleofskye:

A wild day on the faroes | aronsche

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vmtv2:Sinead O’Connor – ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ – 1990 you…

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 4:50 am

vmtv2:

Sinead O’Connor – ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ – 1990

you asked for the truth and I

told you

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fluffygif: Clean hands, clean phone and I’m gone.

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 2:50 am

fluffygif:

Clean hands, clean phone and I’m gone.

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liesminelli:There is nothing that brings me more genuine joy than a person who has been deeply hurt…

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 2:50 am

liesminelli:

There is nothing that brings me more genuine joy than a person who has been deeply hurt by people and actively chose to continue to be soft and caring.

There is nothing more powerful in my eyes than someone who has looked cycles of abuse and bitterness in the face and chose to continue smiling back.

It takes so much strength to allow yourself to be soft and recklessly kind. It takes so much strength to use the hands that once blocked hits to give flowers to strangers.

I am so proud of you and your efforts do not go unnoticed.

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Banding day for the Campanile peregrine falcon chicks!

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 2:50 am

anonsally:

I haven’t been following the nestcam as closely this year, so I didn’t realise the banding was happening this morning. This year, it turns out that all three chicks are male. The naming contest has begun–the first stage is to reply to the tweet with your suggestion. Finalists will be voted on next week. 

So far, I’m partial to someone’s suggestion of “Pfizer, Moderna, & JJ”. However, I think they want names that are connected to UC Berkeley in some way. Last year’s chicks were named after the state plants (Poppy, Sequoia, and Redwood). So now I’m thinking, what is quintessentially Californian? …I thought of Drought, Wildfire, and Earthquake, but that would be a pretty dark direction to go. 

The three winged horsemen of the apocalypse. Truly a golden age for epidemiological falcon-naming humor.

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Other birdwatching highlights from the past couple weeks

Posted by jbc on May 13th, 2021 at 2:50 am

anonsally:

I realise I’ve fallen behind in posting about my bird fandom activities.

A couple weeks ago I was taking a walk in my neighborhood, along the accustomed route, when I heard a bird I had never heard before. “What was that?!” I asked myself. It didn’t take too long to locate the source of the sound, and after staring at it for a while in my binoculars and consulting Merlin, I finally concluded that it was a (male) brown-headed cowbird. I’ve seen it a few times since then, possibly with its mate once or twice. They occasionally hang out at the closer set of bird feeders. 

Around noon a few days after that, after my first outdoor dance class at a new location, I heard an unfamiliar birdsong. It kept changing, so I wondered if it might be a mockingbird. The bird was mostly grey and perched on top of a utility pole, but it occasionally flapped its wings and flew up for a moment before landing again, and the underside of the wings was black with flashy white markings. I was right; it was a northern mockingbird! I had only ever heard them singing at night (I’ll never forget the one in San Diego that sang the car alarm song at 2am, copying one of those car alarms that changes every 10 seconds) and I’m not sure if I had ever actually seen one before!

I’ve said it before, and not to be tiresome, but your becoming a full-on birder is the coolest thing. That you’re recognizing unusual vocalizations, tracking down the vocalizer, and getting a solid ID makes me ridiculously happy.

You realize what this means, right? You’re well on your way to walking down the street able to tick off species after species by ear. People will think you have some kind of superpower. And they’ll be right! 🙂

The vocalizations of BHCOs are really cool. David Sibley, during his appearance a while back on the American Birding Podcast, told host Nate that his latest birding-near-home pandemic activity has been studying the whistled songs of male cowbirds, which are individually distinctive.

And that’s not even getting into the female’s rattle call, which she apparently uses to communicate with her offspring in other birds’ parasitized nests, with that communication playing a role in the dramatic moment when the fledgling cowbird suddenly goes from associating with its foster parents to associating with other cowbirds.

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catonhottinroof: Franz Richard Unterberger (1838 – 1902)Santa…

Posted by jbc on May 12th, 2021 at 5:50 pm

catonhottinroof:

Franz Richard Unterberger (1838 – 1902)

Santa Barnaba, Venice

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lucystillintheskywithdiamonds: EMMA 2020;▐ Emma &…

Posted by jbc on May 12th, 2021 at 12:50 pm

lucystillintheskywithdiamonds:

EMMA 2020;

Emma & Knightley; overwhelmed by feelings.

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klemannlee:Lincoln’s Sparrow

Posted by jbc on May 12th, 2021 at 7:50 am

klemannlee:

Lincoln’s Sparrow

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that-crazy-scorpio-man:Rest in peace, @dendroica. 💐He was the first person I encountered on Tumblr…

Posted by jbc on May 12th, 2021 at 5:50 am

that-crazy-scorpio-man:

Rest in peace, @dendroica. 💐

He was the first person I encountered on Tumblr who made me realize oh, right: bird fandom. And then he followed me and I felt like I’d made it.

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evermore-fashion:Stella de Libero Bridal Couture Collection

Posted by jbc on May 11th, 2021 at 5:50 pm

evermore-fashion:

Stella de Libero Bridal Couture Collection

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mostlythemarsh:Spirit

Posted by jbc on May 11th, 2021 at 12:51 pm

mostlythemarsh:

Spirit

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lescuriositesdelafoire: Cesare Maggi (1881–1961), “Riflessi” ,…

Posted by jbc on May 11th, 2021 at 7:50 am

lescuriositesdelafoire:

Cesare Maggi (1881–1961), “Riflessi” , 1922

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dendroica: American Robin (by me)

Posted by jbc on May 10th, 2021 at 6:50 pm

dendroica:

American Robin (by me)

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violetnoel:Henri Martin, Muse pensive au jardin

Posted by jbc on May 10th, 2021 at 5:50 pm

violetnoel:

Henri Martin, Muse pensive au jardin

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mostlythemarsh:The Green

Posted by jbc on May 10th, 2021 at 12:50 pm

mostlythemarsh:

The Green

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quiet-nymph: Christian Schaffer ↟ Vanlife

Posted by jbc on May 10th, 2021 at 7:50 am

quiet-nymph:

Christian Schaffer ↟ Vanlife

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