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1 hour ago, Rob Dean said:

 

We had an interesting bird visitation yesterday.  They helpfully hung out while I found my camera and a long lens.

 

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Unfortunately, the Big River is so backed up that I won’t be able to get a copy of Peterson’s Eastern Birds until quarantine is lifted, but they appear to be northern flickers.  My partner looked this up on the ‘net yesterday, and had a probable elaboration on that, but the “color-shafted” modifiers were non-obvious to me.  My ex-wife was the serious birder, but I don’t really want to send them to her for identification. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, definitely Northern Flickers. One of my favorite woodpeckers. My wife and I probably spent at least a half hour a couple of weeks ago trying to get a good view of one that just refused to stay still. Awesome backyard find.

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

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Hah! My local Walmart has signs out notifying customers that returns will not be accepted for “certain hygiene items” and cleaners. 
 

Hoarders starting to feel that regret. Douchebags.

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2 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

 

We had an interesting bird visitation yesterday.  They helpfully hung out while I found my camera and a long lens.

 

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Unfortunately, the Big River is so backed up that I won’t be able to get a copy of Peterson’s Eastern Birds until quarantine is lifted, but they appear to be northern flickers.  My partner looked this up on the ‘net yesterday, and had a probable elaboration on that, but the “color-shafted” modifiers were non-obvious to me.  My ex-wife was the serious birder, but I don’t really want to send them to her for identification. :rolleyes:

 

 

 

 

I saw the picture and went "Hey that's the bird my wife was excited to see the other day!"  

It was the first Northern Flicker she'd ever seen. We didn't get them where we used to live.

 

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14 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Hah! My local Walmart has signs out notifying customers that returns will not be accepted for “certain hygiene items” and cleaners. 
 

Hoarders starting to feel that regret. Douchebags.

hopefully it'll stop them from taking returns on stuff they shouldn't have been taking anyway (found USED razors on the shelf at my local walmart in the past)

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19 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Hah! My local Walmart has signs out notifying customers that returns will not be accepted for “certain hygiene items” and cleaners. 
 

Hoarders starting to feel that regret. Douchebags.

 

I have no sympathy to any of the hoarders when this whole "PLAGUE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!" started.

 

Store has slowed back down but we still get the rush of certain things like before. Heck, we can't or barely get in disinfectant wipes. Oddball name bleaches & there for awhile, oddball TP brands as well.

 

Sad thou, I saw 2 older women & what appeared to be the daughter but she was an adult. They came across some TP & the daughter was all excited, as I left the aisle I heard her say "Well I really don't need it, but it's here......" Sigh....

 

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7 hours ago, Inarah said:

Look like some sort of raptors or hawks, based on the formation.  Starlings and grackles flock very differently. 

 

Hawks, Falcons, and Eagles are they not solitary birds..? Or at most small family groups.  

 

I think that leaves buzzards / vultures in the Raptor category. :huh:

 

Silhouette looks wrong for those. 

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

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Reminds me of a lyric in one of the Roger Waters' songs off "Amused to Death" album (FANTASTIC album btw!!!)

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Did I mention that we found silken tofu at the supermarket on Sunday? Wife was so happy. It’s been over a month since she could eat “properly”. We figured there wasn’t a run on it, just the truck was filled with items that sold more. 

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Finishing off the last of my Beef Ragu for lunch.

Whoever wrote the recipe was a fan of really big portions, even after halving everything to make it a two person dish, I still got 5 bowlfuls out of it.

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8 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

This looks promising - the secret to painting yellows? Start with pink primer.

 

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That DOES look promising.

 

We need to get out to Crossroads after the shutdown is over.

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8 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

This looks promising - the secret to painting yellows? Start with pink primer.

 

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Finally, a use for all those bottles of Breast Cancer Pink. 

 

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Pink Primer is used to paint Ferrari Red!!

 

I actually have a can of pink primer (from Tamiya). Got a Ferrari F1 ride to paint up, but also for future red cars. Cool to see it has other uses.

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1 hour ago, haldir said:

Pink Primer is used to paint Ferrari Red!!

 

I actually have a can of pink primer (from Tamiya). Got a Ferrari F1 ride to paint up, but also for future red cars. Cool to see it has other uses.

I am tempted to get a Contrast yellow and try it over a pink primer.

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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Hah! My local Walmart has signs out notifying customers that returns will not be accepted for “certain hygiene items” and cleaners. 
 

Hoarders starting to feel that regret. Douchebags.

I'm surprised to hear of stores accepting returns.  Up here, most stores have discontinued returns for almost a month now, and those who typically have healthy return policies are extending them in order to hopefully wait out the pandemic (and by extending, we're talking 30 days suddenly becoming 180 day policies) 

 

2 hours ago, haldir said:

 

Sad thou, I saw 2 older women & what appeared to be the daughter but she was an adult. They came across some TP & the daughter was all excited, as I left the aisle I heard her say "Well I really don't need it, but it's here......" Sigh....

It could also be people just not wanting to run out of the brand and type they're used to.  We had to use no name for almost two weeks because I couldn't find ANY Charmin, let alone the extra strength mega pack ones we use at the house, and that was not an enjoyable two weeks, and that's AFTER I spent three weeks TRYING to find our usual brand.  We're barely through six rolls of the eighteen pack, and I'm already watching the aisles to see if more of our usual brand is there, specifically so we don't have to deal with such a situation again. 

 

On the flipside, the no name stuff we got (because it literally was the only thing there at the time) will suffice for terrain building and whatnot once the pandemic has passed, or is less severe. 

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@Crowley wanted tacos the other day.  At my corner, the taco trailer was in operation today, so I walked over and got a couple for lunch.

 

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