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Loud & Ugly

Or perhaps so ugly that they are cute. The falcons are at that age where the baby fluff is starting to be replaced by real feathers. The new ones are dark which leaves a mottled scruffy looking young bird with … Continue reading

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Going nowhere fast

Round Four has been not so fun. Not horrible in the “lay on the bathroom floor and vomit” type of horrible – just cranky and mean around the edges. As a result, I am more than willing to play taxi, … Continue reading

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The Boys are back

We have seen one small fawn so far this spring.  I had not expected to see the boys back so early in the season. But there they were, lounging among my flamingos just outside our front door   Their antlers … Continue reading

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Banding Birds

It has been four years since I started watching the Cal Campanile Falcons each spring. Prior to that, I didn’t know that they existed – although Annie & Grinnell had been making the tower their home for at least a … Continue reading

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Allergy Season

has arrived here. There has been more than enough rain to have everything blooming, pretty plants and weeds alike. I love the flowers, but flowers = pollen. So here I am, itchy eyes, runny nose, post nasal drips + cough. … Continue reading

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Falcons

  Having mentioned my favorites – the local Peregrin falcons inhabiting the Campanile on the UC Berkeley campus I have been reminded of a couple of other locations where falcons are currently nesting. First,  there is the pair currently nesting … Continue reading

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Candy Corn

After Alex (SIL) had breakfast at Mel’s Diner we made a couple of stops on the way back to his & Dani’s house. Since Michaels is across the street from Mel’s – well that was an obvious stop to pick … Continue reading

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and the final egg hatched

According to the original estimates by the Falcon crew – there was a hatching party planned for today. Now, the nest is up near the top of the Campanile. Humans can’t exactly all go up there in a crowd. But … Continue reading

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And now there are three

When I checked in on the CalFalcons channel this morning, there was a third chick with one egg left to hatch. Checking in on the live feed off & on during the day – and watching one of the adult … Continue reading

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Hatching

Like many others during the pandemic, I started watching various live feeds on YouTube. The natural disasters are pretty self evident. I never expected to (nor wanted to) have first hand and up close experience with a volcano. Iceland provided … Continue reading

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the reprieve is over

That kind of good luck never lasts. Last night the cat decided that he needed to sleep next to me on the bed. Ok, I can deal with him taking his ½ on the outside edge. What was less than … Continue reading

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and today 0715

Again, no cat early this morning. In fact, I woke at 0715, light shining in the window and a feeling that something must be wrong. No cat. Oh dear. Swinging my legs out of bed, there was this scurrying sound … Continue reading

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An extra 15

Seriously, the cat didn’t sleep with me last night. Nor did he start bothering me in the dark. I actually woke up on my own at 0615. I took a good look at him. No signs of illness; no fur … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday

For those of you who are no longer part of the Monday-Friday working world – Monday no longer functions as the “great divide” in which you slide downhill hoping that something stops your decent before you hit Wednesday and start … Continue reading

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Not better today

Some how, have the old attitude of the working multitudes – that weekends should be best enjoyed as not having to be in the office/workplace/base /whatever but should be for personal time and catch up. So what part of that … Continue reading

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On the keyboard –

which doesn’t help me 1) send email 2) watch YouTube or 3) listen to an audio book since head and paws hit keys/ trackpad on a regular basis…. and just in case he wasn’t a challenge…. Which I am afraid … Continue reading

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Finished with those beads

But first – pictures of my helper today Since supervising is obviously exhausting. And if you keep pushing the laptop enough – you can gain control of a significant section of desk – But Taurus – Nora Corbett’s Zodiac Girl … Continue reading

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She is shiny

and I had planned on having her finished today, which just didn’t happen. First, I had help from the cat who felt that his place was on my lap with his head between me and the stitching. When that didn’t … Continue reading

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Power Outage

I am currently sitting in a lovely cafe down on Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. We had fair warning about a power outage today from PG&E as they tackled the replacement of two power poles. My section of Euclid is a … Continue reading

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WBIT

Looks and sounds like those responsible should have come up with a better name. It stands for Women’s Basketball Invitational Tournament. California (UC Berkeley specifically since it is considered the MAIN CAL school) landed a slot and the first game … Continue reading

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