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  1. Thread: Birders

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    Your photos are: 1. Snail Kite 2. Bald Eagle...

    Your photos are:
    1. Snail Kite
    2. Bald Eagle (adult)
    3. Snail Kite
    4. Osprey
  2. Thread: Birders

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    Not all robins migrate. Many of them stick around...

    Not all robins migrate. Many of them stick around all year.
    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin/maps-range
  3. Thread: Birders

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    A few friends of mine and I drove to Maine last...

    A few friends of mine and I drove to Maine last weekend to search for the Steller's Sea Eagle. We were first on the bird at 7:50 am. It was 4°F in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and felt like -14°F. We saw...
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    Awful news. Wow.

    Awful news. Wow.
  5. I really miss Uncle Norm. I am happy that I was...

    I really miss Uncle Norm. I am happy that I was able to call him a good friend and I am honored to be part of putting this tribute together for him.
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    FWIW, here’s a good summary from Burning Shed’s...

    FWIW, here’s a good summary from Burning Shed’s site…


    Envy Of None is the thrilling and inventive self-titled debut album from the new band featuring guitar legend Alex Lifeson (Rush) alongside...
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    I kind of expected this based on the more...

    I kind of expected this based on the more ethereal songs he recently put on his website. Even in recent interview he said he was playing with sounds, etc. The song to me is okay. The voice is nice,...
  8. Thread: Birders

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    Nope. Eastern Bluebirds are around all year long...

    Nope. Eastern Bluebirds are around all year long PA.
  9. Thread: Birders

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    Good stuff! We do a similar thing here a few...

    Good stuff! We do a similar thing here a few times a year. The two biggest events are The Big Sit and the Christmas Bird Count.
  10. Thread: Birders

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    This Steller's Sea Eagle has been all the rage...

    This Steller's Sea Eagle has been all the rage for the last few weeks. It would have been fun to chase, but unfortunately too much stuff going on on the homefront.

    We do have a Northern Lapwing in...
  11. Thread: Birders

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    Sorry. I fixed the link. ...

    Sorry. I fixed the link. http://www.budgetbirders.com/

    They wrapped up the year in Costa Rica and he came in 2nd in the world for 2021 and 1st in Africa.
  12. 100% agree.

    100% agree.
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    Looking for Someone - Genesis

    Looking for Someone - Genesis
  14. In Search of "Want That Life" by The Fixx

    Hi all,

    I am looking for a copy of The Fixx's "Want That Life" on CD. Discogs and eBay have a few, but the prices are a bit silly. If anyone has a copy they're willing to part with, please PM me....
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    I guess I could.

    I guess I could.
  16. Thread: Birders

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    Anything but boring. He and his wife overlanded...

    Anything but boring. He and his wife overlanded Africa for 9 months earlier this year. They lived out of their Toyota Hilux that was outfitted with a tent on the roof, water container, camping...
  17. Thread: Birders

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    I have a friend that has likely seen them all....

    I have a friend that has likely seen them all. He's currently the #2 birder in the world for 2021 and #11 all time. He has seen 7,389 species to date and very likely discovered a new species of...
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    These are going to the recycle bin if no one...

    These are going to the recycle bin if no one wants them.
  19. Thread: Birders

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    I posted the list I got from eBird when I typed...

    I posted the list I got from eBird when I typed in "cardinal" so that is just birds with the name "cardinal" in it. If you want to get super-technical, Wikipedia lists 53 species of birds that are...
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    Old issues of Progression magazine

    I was doing some clean-out and found a bunch of old issues of Progression, two issues of Prog and one iO Pages. Anyone interested? Just pay the shipping and a beer. ;)

    PM me.

    Progression...
  21. Thread: Birders

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    There are 10 species of cardinal actually: ...

    There are 10 species of cardinal actually:

    Vermilion Cardinal
    Northern Cardinal
    Pyrrhuloxia
    Red-crested Cardinal
    Red-cowled Cardinal
    Masked Cardinal
    Red-capped Cardinal
    Crimson-fronted...
  22. Thread: Birders

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    This may be my favorite... ...

    This may be my favorite...


    https://youtu.be/bY436JiiCjg
  23. Thread: Rush 40th's

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    Those beers are supposed to make it to the States...

    Those beers are supposed to make it to the States in the spring. I haven't heard good things about the Belgian ale.
  24. Thread: Rush 40th's

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    I haven't heard an update for a while now, but...

    I haven't heard an update for a while now, but supposedly it's still in the works.
  25. Thread: Birders

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    I put up a bat house about two years ago... 9' up...

    I put up a bat house about two years ago... 9' up on a tree, facing southeast, just like the instructions said. No bats yet. They can take a few years before they take residence.
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    Seconded

    Seconded
  27. Thread: Birders

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    Bluebirds can take some time to move in. We have...

    Bluebirds can take some time to move in. We have had one for a few years and no bluebirds, even though we have them in the neighborhood. However, House Wrens have no problem taking over.

    I...
  28. Just because it's a download doesn't mean the...

    Just because it's a download doesn't mean the band, manager, producer, record label, etc. shouldn't get paid.
  29. Thread: Birders

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    How about a White-throated Sparrow?...

    How about a White-throated Sparrow? https://ebird.org/species/whtspa
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    Opening night is on YouTube. ...

    Opening night is on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvhyGn2GCs
  31. Thread: Birders

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    It's Broad-winged Hawk time! Keep your eyes up in...

    It's Broad-winged Hawk time! Keep your eyes up in the late morning and mid-to-late afternoon for kettles of circling birds!
  32. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Mine arrives today. Can't wait!

    Mine arrives today. Can't wait!
  33. Funny. I found this new track a bit bland by DT...

    Funny. I found this new track a bit bland by DT standards.
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    Very cool news!

    Very cool news!
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    100% agree. The band sounds great and the lights...

    100% agree. The band sounds great and the lights are awesome. But Phil.
  36. Who would want a 5.1 mix of this crap? Just turn...

    Who would want a 5.1 mix of this crap? Just turn your stereo up louder.



    Now, that I would buy!
  37. It's a shame this was never officially released. ...

    It's a shame this was never officially released. It's a really excellent ELP epic.
  38. Thread: Birders

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    It could be an Eastern Towhee. Check this......

    It could be an Eastern Towhee. Check this... https://ebird.org/species/eastow
  39. Ok, so I watched the PBS Last Domino?...

    Ok, so I watched the PBS Last Domino? documentary. It's very well done, the band sounds great and the stage/light show looks awesome. But poor Phil. He was weak and slow during those rehearsals a...
  40. The snippet of Phil singing "Mama" at rehearsal...

    The snippet of Phil singing "Mama" at rehearsal is pretty sad. There is no strength left in his voice and that's a voice that requires a lot of it.
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    From everything I have read, Neil wasn't...

    From everything I have read, Neil wasn't diagnosed until about six months after the tour ended.
  42. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Seems like Burning Shed is the only one that got...

    Seems like Burning Shed is the only one that got them on the original release date. Everyone else got delayed.
  43. Thread: Birders

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    The Merlin app also has a new Sound ID feature...

    The Merlin app also has a new Sound ID feature and is free as well.
  44. Thread: Birders

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    Can you try to record it with your phone? I'm...

    Can you try to record it with your phone? I'm sure I can ID it for you then.
  45. Thread: Birders

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    Roseate Spoonbill, not Rosacea. ;) We have...

    Roseate Spoonbill, not Rosacea. ;)

    We have been seeing more of them in the north in recent years due to some climate change. White Ibis have also been more frequent.

    I photographed this ROSP...
  46. I thought the bass on the last album was nicely...

    I thought the bass on the last album was nicely mixed.
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    The only similarity I've ever heard between...

    The only similarity I've ever heard between "Nickel and Dime" and "Tom Sawyer" is the use of 5/4 and 10/4 time signatures. That would hardly qualify as hard evidence of influence. Also, "Nickel and...
  48. Thread: VDGG box!

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    Very cool to have you here! Welcome! And for...

    Very cool to have you here! Welcome!

    And for those not familiar with Stephen's body of work - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_W._Tayler#Selected_discography
  49. Got mine via Laser's Edge today!

    Got mine via Laser's Edge today!
  50. The first album is Holmes/Orford. Paul Cook is a...

    The first album is Holmes/Orford. Paul Cook is a guest.
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    I wouldn't be there. My younger son has a...

    I wouldn't be there. My younger son has a lacrosse tournament.
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    Alex has said many times recently that he's been...

    Alex has said many times recently that he's been enjoying exploring the sounds and atmospheres he can create with the guitar. These two tracks certainly reflect that.
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    I got it on Friday along with the Mammoth WVH...

    I got it on Friday along with the Mammoth WVH album. Mammoth has been monopolizing my listening, but I'm lookin very forward to digesting the Danny Elfman album.
  54. "Mantis" and "Similar Skin" for me.

    "Mantis" and "Similar Skin" for me.
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    Agreed. And if I were Dave, I'd be wary of...

    Agreed. And if I were Dave, I'd be wary of letting Roger post there too. Roger has not legally been in Pink Floyd since the 80s and he's prone to post very polarizing political content to say the...
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    Can't wait for this, but Roger is such a dick.

    Can't wait for this, but Roger is such a dick.
  57. I love this album. Easily my favorite Moodies...

    I love this album. Easily my favorite Moodies album. I wish it had the 5.1 treatment.
  58. Thread: Rush 40th's

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    Black Forest also has a complete "Hemispheres". ...

    Black Forest also has a complete "Hemispheres". Recorded in Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany (May 28, 1979)
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    But there already was one, "The Box". ;)

    But there already was one, "The Box". ;)
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    From the article: "Peter Hammill says that the...

    From the article:

    "Peter Hammill says that the band's classic albums are now owned by Universal, and reissues are coming later this year. He says that these will include 5.1 mixes, which have...
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