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How to watch the Geminids meteor shower, one of the year's best
"The December skies will be filled with lots of shows, including a meteor shower, which starts tonight Boxes. Carmen Roberts reports Look up tonight and you may see the annual Gemini. It's meteor shower, which will last to the 17th. NASA says this year's show in space will be brighter because it coincides with a nearly new moon making the skies even darker. The Germans arrive each year as the earth plows through the debris left in the orbit of an asteroid known as fate Aton or what NASA says could actually be a bird out comment. For the best view, find a spot away from the bright city lights. And then just look up the German. It's will peak overnight between December 13th and 14th. And you can catch another show on December 21st when Jupiter and Saturn appear so close. Well, actually seems to be one in the night sky That won't happen again until
From Crowded Camps to a Remote Island: Rohingya Refugees Move Again
"Bangladesh has begun relocating hundreds of re hinge a families to a remote island despite safety concerns and the lack of consent from the refugees. More than 1600 refugees have sailed on seven birds from Chittagong to bash in Jar Island in the bay Bangle. Really a million were hinge a have taken refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar is amber, a sanity Rajan, the Hindu refugees were packed across the decks of Bangladeshi naval vessels on plastic chance. The journey from the port of Chittagong, the Boston Short island, Take several lovers. Doctors say its facilities in the island are much better than in the overcrowded camps and Cox's Bazar. But aid agencies say the island which emerged from the sea 20 years ago, is vulnerable to cyclone and flaps. Some refugee families say they are being relocated against away but the government in nice transferring them forcefully. Authorities want to relocate around $100,000 in debt to Boston Chart
"Okay. Time is up. It's time to reveal the winning. Wow but before we do. Let's do a quick review. We gave you three scientific statements about bugs and challenged you to guess which one was the one true. How was it a spiders. Use their legs and feet to taste their food or was it. B cockroaches can hold their breath for forty minutes at a time or was it see. There's a type of wasp hides from predators by pretending to be bird poop and to answer yesterday's question joining us by phone. It's death in seattle. What's the while. I'm indian guy stephan from seattle and my while in the world that cockroaches can hold their breath for forty minutes. Isn't that insane. Say hi to reggie for me and dennis. Everyone knows your static. Man that is correct contestants. You guessed the answer. Be that cockroaches can hold their breath for forty minutes. You found the winning. Wow congratulations rouser. Slim cockroaches they suck it. Oxygen through small in their thorough axe and that oxygen travels through a very special system of tubes before getting delivered to all of the rest of the parts of their body. It's like they take one deep breath and their body. Does the now if you guessed a or c. You weren't too far off while spiders. Do love tasty meals it's actually the housefly that has taste buds on its feet. These taste buds. Make it easy for flies to eat on the go. They land get a quick taste and get away before danger approaches. And if you chose c. Watts may not be able to camouflage themselves as bird poop but there are some caterpillars that can the black and white spine on some caterpillars like the ones that turned into a beautiful asian swallowtail butterfly. Make them look like bird. Poop to enemies thyroid. Why don't you tell our winning hauser's one well then. All of our winning contestants will be taking home their very own in miserable flavored straight from the old battery this food flavored air will excite your taste buds and your lungs with the tingling essence of real food like hot apple pie and soup flavored air. It's barely even there. Are you sure that's a prize. Of course i'm not sure. This is a guy rise. Hey well congratulations to all of the winning. That's just about all the time we have four today but before we go. We have a little scientific challenge for you. We call it operation. Fly vision as you might know. All bugs have is but not all bugs have is like the housefly they have three small symbolize in the middle
In video, Trump recycles unsubstantiated voter fraud claims
"President Donald Trump in what he called maybe the most important speech he's ever made rolls out a litany of already disprove baseless accusations concerning the election he lost last month in the online speech president trump again falsely claim some sort of conspiracy stole the election from him and gave it to president elect Joe Biden I am determined to protect our election system which is now under a coordinated assault and siege in another misstatement truck claim the votes were rigged during the mail in balloting we used to have what was called election day now we have election days weeks and months and lots of bad things happened during this ridiculous bird of time trump is lost dozens of court challenges and members of his own administration including Attorney General William Barr have refuted his allegations to acquire Washington
Interview With Michael Spedden of "Fowl Players Radio"
"Welcome to many podcasts. The podcast about podcasts. Now podcasting from the sherpa chalet on matt podcast era. He's your host jim. The podcast shah rebels in too. Many podcasts the podcast about podcasts. And so much more. You know who you're listening to right. Seen five me. Jim the podcast sherpa bringing you another wonderful interview. And i think you're really gonna like my guest today. Who's out guest today. show pa. He was a lot of fun to talk to. His name is michael sped. And many times that i get his name wrong in the interview. He told me what the name is that he uses for his podcast. And that is the name. Obviously us and i misheard him and hello sherpa. These name was right on the little zoom screen. I could've just read it right there but we were just talking and having so fun. I wasn't paying attention to the name on the little corner. Zoom screen play. It happens but michael is such a great guy. We're actually close in age. And he said it was fun talking to someone who was close in age because he was making references that i understood and to return the favor i actually appeared on his podcast called foul players radio. And you got to check that out. That's a lotta fun on that. Show mike a great guy had a super time on his show. And i think he had some fun over here to didn't even have to make him pay to come on it or anything like that. He did it absolutely free. Free didn't charge them a dime. If you want to listen to michael's free interview on this show how to listen. Hello rebels i send something foul. No it's mike stagnant from foul players. Radio is my guest. He's a musician. A podcast an actor and we're gonna be talking about his career so we can get to know him so you guys might want to check out his podcast you mike. Welcome to the sheriff. La it's great to be here with you tonight. greeting from maryland. All the way up to long island great to talk income. I appreciate you having me having pleasure to have you here sir. I always like to start off by asking. I guess to tell a little bit about themselves. So if you can k- Right now i'm the host of foul players radio. That's f o w l like the bird It's named after my murder. Mystery company called the foul players of perryville. Perryville is where. I live in maryland. Were about fifty miles northeast of baltimore. The reason why we make that ton or whatever you would say it would be for. Foul is because The town i live in is right on the susquehanna river which is known for its multiple species of waterfowl people. They have actual waterfowl museums ear to talk about that stuff so we figured it'd be a nice play on words for foul play my head. The murder mystery company for a couple of years. Now we perform on boats and on trains office parties and vineyards and whoever have us. I also am a musician. I right now have an acoustic duo. That i've had for about fifteen years and we're kind of comedy act sort of similar to the smothers brothers. It's two of us. We play acoustic guitars and the humor isn't as much when with the banter between us as it is with the humor's actually in songs so that's called. The uncle moldy show. And we perform a in the maryland area a wide knob sometimes in pennsylvania to most recently. You may know me as the viking. And the jim what worth commercials while riding around on the bus. I was the big viking. That came out of the back You've also seen me this year on kimmy versus the reverend if you haven't seen that movie it's based on the unbreakable kimmy schmidt and it's there's a scene where kimmy and tight us. The two main characters are way out in the country and they come into a bar. There's a leonard skinner ban. they're playing. And i'm the bartender in there. I won't give away the movie. But it's an interactive movie but no matter what choices you make in the movie. You always get to see me. So that's the good part about it. You know it's it's not like that movie revolved around me or anything like that We have been nominated nominated for a couple of emmys I believe it was for best special perhaps and then Titus burgess has been nominated for an emmy for male performance. I believe as well. I'm excited about that. I'm also appeared on gotham. I wish unseasoned. Five episode eight played one of the penguins henchman named dale. I was shot to death in the third scene. I was in. And i've also done a number of discovery. Id shows and some mom commercials down here in maryland. When i was starting out and everything. I'm also years ago. I was in the hair bands of the eighties. I had a big hairband back. In those days. I had a band that was kind of more like the call to little bit. After that when the hairband started going out we were called orange seed parade we played. Cbgb's in new york a number of times. And you know open for a couple of national acts over the years. So yes so. That's me in a nutshell so we can get a little more specific if you like Depending well you know the first thing that you said that caught my ear was the susquehanna river and i was thinking of that old. Avidan castillo routine about the susquehanna company. All right right squad at company there may have been years ago but the majority of there's only a couple of miles of the susquehanna bets in maryland and it actually goes all the way up to near upstate new york so there could be something on the way you know that river goes through lancaster and harrisburg and it goes quite a ways up. I believe almost up to upstate. New york if it doesn't start up there somewhere along the line. I'm sure there was and with your murder mystery troop you. You're an actor in the troupe. Right yes i am. Yeah okay so basically your book like for parties and stuff like that and there's someone who's been killed in they have to figure out if it's you or one of your co stars did it. Yeah yeah exactly. Exactly exac- i'm normally the detective and the host i'm normally the host and the narrator at the beginning and i have a row i have roster i would save about fifteen or twenty really good actors from this area here and we we kind of rotate. We were on trains. One of our biggest clients is the western maryland. Scenic railroad all. the way out and cumberland. That's all the way out. The panhandle of maryland out west year west virginia. But we also do the pride of or not the pride of the susquehanna we do. The black eyed susan riverboat. We do Slate form brewery. We do some microbreweries. Mount felix winery a lot of the tasting rooms where they have events and trains and boats and office parties corporate events. Whoever will have us
A Conversation With Dr. Maya Angelou
"With the release of her book. A song long up to heaven a song. I like to do at a song long enough to have enough. I said many times. Maya has been one of my greatest teachers. I am so blessed to have her in my life. She is the one. I often look to for strength for wisdom for comfort and courage and also just to talk you know everytime we on the we're not talking about courage and with sometimes we just laugh a lot anyway. The sheer power of her words and insights have moved and inspired me. And i know millions of you. Maya says at a song flung up to heaven is the sixth and final in the series of books about her remarkable life which she began with. I know why cage heard sing the first book of dr angelo's bestselling autobiographical series was. I know why the caged bird sings. It made her literary star. Stayed on the new york times bestseller lists for two years. It is brutally honest account of her painful childhood and how she rose above being raped by her mother's boyfriend when she was just eight. And the six years of self-imposed silence follows next. She wrote gathered together in my name about her struggle to make ends meet as a single mother at age. Sixteen working as a cook. a dancer. a madam even a prostitute next in singing and swinging getting married like christmas. Maya takes on her journey into show business touring europe as a singer and dancer walnut phone informative and millions read the heart of a woman. Were maya takes us through one of the most fascinating periods of her life from her debut at the apollo theater to her first meeting with malcolm x. to the joys and challenges of raising a teenage son then in all god's children need traveling shoes she follows her heart to africa in search of her roots where she teaches at the university of ghana and works as a journalist alongside malcolm x. world now poet author actress activist. Dr maya angelou has risen to greatness time and time again is more phenomenal phenomenal phenomenal woman than ever. Please welcome my dear friend. Dr maya angelou do want to talk about something. Other than and wisdom shrink in hope. What is seventy four wheel like. It's so wonderful. It is so good. I thought the fifties were hunt. Until i reach the sixty the sixties out there. They're out there who. Then when i reached the seventies mount no the seventies you want to reach the seventies. everybody's stay alive reach this because do you feel age you know. This is a society that so puts age and ageing. And we're so concerned about it. Is there a point where you say. Oh yes. I'm now an older woman. No there are some things that have not escaped. Me team has not. Ecstasy has not satisfaction has not disappointment has not fear has not courage has not so there are some things which have not escaped me. So that keeps you young If you start thinking that you know it and nobody can tell you anything. You found the one way and you can tell others faults. It's already over. it's already too late. You have become old at eighteen at twenty five when you think you know everything but when you know a do a lot you've been around a long time and you've paid attention like you so interesting though because people say to me when you call her up and you talk to her. Does she talk like she talks when she's and it is true many times i call them my and like just the other day he says on the morning. I'm sitting in my kitchen table and she just starts a conversation. Let me get a pencil. write this down. She's talking and then she are you there baby go. Yes so tell me. What is this significant of a song flung up heaven It comes from the third verse in the nba by pauline's dunbar. And i'd love to say please. That may i the first. I says i know what the caged bird fields on me when the sun is bright on upland slopes when the wind blows saw through the springing grass and the river. Floats like a sheet glass when the first bird sings and the first bird oaths and the same perfume from its chalice steals. I know but the caged bird field.
Red Knots (?!) and Science with Spinach
"Hello and welcome to earth rangers podcast. I'm ruth ranger. Emma and i hope you scurry ready because today we're going to learn all about not free a hearty yes. I am a few different pieces of rope here. And i've been practicing all morning. Oh hands on deck scalawags. Are you ready to learn about knots. Old is gonna get your shipshape. The no time. Shogo nods radna acknowledgments. Big nods overhand. Handmaid's the anchor hitched. The these not. Oh that kind of red. Not oh well you know that makes a lot more sense as an episode topic. Do i know what a red nod is Ya i certainly do. I mean the real question is do our listeners. Know what a red not is. It's a type of bird right right. Hey let's see what else you know about this creature. It's time to false or fall off. Okay earth rangers. Here's one for the experts out there. Sure false red knots born in brazil and they are so into their habitat that they never fly further away than five kilometers from their nests. What do you think Well if you said fulls you're right. The red not in fact born in the arctic this colorful hand piper is a striking bird with terra. Cotta orange gold and black feathers. Retinoid start their lives. Eggs and nests building. Rocky creeks old mother and father. Birds incubate their eggs for about three weeks and after the chicks are able to fly. The family moves to lake shores and meadows to eat a lot bigger a really long trip ahead of them and they need to fill up before they leave the prefer seafood. Mussels clams shrimp ben horseshoe. Crab legs are all favorites. After they're all fueled up right not out on an long journey set up to fifteen thousand kilometer. These spend the winter in south america before heading back to their northern home. Now right not. Aren't the only birds that migrate a really long way. In fact there are lots of birds that can make a terrifically long trip. You i think this calls for a top five countdown top five migrating birds number five. Have you ever wanted to fly. High like really high. If that sounds like your idea of good time you'd love being a bar headed goose. They're the highest flying migratory birds. How can they find over eight kilometers in the air. These birds are native to asia and have even been known to fly over the himalayas number. Four we could hardly have a top five list with that. Our old friend the red nine when the red not goes on. Its epic flight. It needs to stop over to rest. And where do they stop. A one of the places is here to san antonio a protected area in argentina earth rangers is working with the international conservation fund of canada and the argentinian researcher patricia gonzalez to keep this area safe from human interference number. Three have you ever heard of a northern we talk. It's a strange name for a tiny songbird with a really cool ability. These little songbirds are only about sixteen centimeters long and only way about twenty five gramps but despite their diminutive size they can fly for over fourteen thousand kilometers each way between the arctic and africa huckabee long distance traveler number two. Just because they can't fly doesn't mean they don't travel heavily. Penguins travel all around and up to thirteen thousand kilometers. These adorable penguins. Follow the sun north from the ross sea and stick close to the edge of the ice of expanse so the easy access to their favorite fishing foods and finally number one. Okay what if i told you that. There's a bird that makes eighty thousand kilometer trip every single year meet. The arctic tern heard the bird with the world's longest migration all the way from the arctic to the antibiotic and back again an arctic tern. Does this trip every year. For thirty years they will have flown equivalent of three trips to the moon and back
What Is Wrong With Carson Wentz:
"Philly eagles and seahawks and birds and other birds only one type heading south carson wentz again trying to prove a starter status again coming up short another interception adding to his league-leading totally was also six. Times is back backup. Jalen hurts saw just to blaze last night. We'll have much more on him in just a second but first eagles get the win. Here's carson winston after last night's loss to seattle. There's been a lot of talk and speculation. You possibly getting benched or something like that. I mean does that way on you at all. Do you think about that at all. And that occurred during the game. Any of that. Come up. i mean. I said that last week you know this is what you sign up for as a quarterback member. Since you're a kid you know you're prepared for for any of those nothing's ever guaranteed and so for me i. I don't think about that though. I just try and go out and be the best player. I can be in practice. Prepare my tail off. Compete my tail off and You know hopefully we can get this thing turned around but I think about those things. I might give it everything i got every time i step on the field. I think i said the eagles went. Obviously the seahawks won there and carson wentz with the barrage of questions about his plane time plane status plane brandon start with you did carson wentz play well enough to keep his starting job moving forward. Well i mean i hell. Mary was nice. i mean how. How often do we see that at all. He but outside of that. Mary no he. He didn't play well. The coaches the coach. Well defense didn't play well enough. This is one of those years. Nick where everybody needs to be on notice when you play like this and miss division everyone should be on notice and then you can go back to last couple years outside of their super bowl. Run it's always been a struggle for this organization. If i'm the owner. I am looking at everything. I'm looking at the general managers there's other gaps. There's other holes on this team is not just carson wentz. it's also the linebacking core and it's not that the linebacking core isn't playing. Well they're just not very good they don't have any debt so with that mind like you gotta talk about. Who's making those decisions. And you got to hold them accountable. So this entire organization. Mic should be on notice at listen. I think might garafolo is the one who reported this morning that he can no longer report. That doug peterson is totally save. Despite being just three years removed from actually winning a super bowl something carson wentz is not able to say. He did what that means for our rose. One of the front office will see. And you're right brandon. This is a team that has a multitude of issues but their biggest issue is this in twenty twenty the worst starting quarterback in football now. That's not a statement of opinion. That's just if according to the numbers we can show them. The worst fulltime starting quarterback in the nfl is carson wentz and the spat back that up one hundred percent. He's thirty fifth worse in everything. And there's only thirty two teams folks and he is a turnover machine he runs into sacks he doesn't make the big throws anymore. There's been one game all year long that he didn't turn the ball over and in that game. He fumbled twice. They just happened to recover them so it does feel however wildlife carson wentz might be the one with the most job security because of the contract. He's been signed to based on performance. You have a twenty eight a guy that's going to be twenty eight this month. He's in year five and he's playing the worst football of his career. That is more than a sign for his future. But do you think that's all of his fault nick. Because morning i wake up. And i make a little menu and i called my my kitchen. Where do my work hot take cafe and on today's menu. Here's what we had. You can make your choice. Everyone you can have bad coaching with a side of bad. Play design you can have bad decision. Making with a side of bad throws you could have bad wide receivers and bad protection. Those your options at the take cafe for me. I want went bad protection. I went with the six acts. We're not his fault. The league leading forty six x also. Not his fault he also had some throwaways there and i was watching the game last night neck and i was like oh the one when he was chased out of the pocket to avoid an intentional grounding. He threw it to the first down. Even though it came up short i was like. Oh that's a. That's a good play. That's a quarterback you can build around. I'm like what what is happening. I'm calling a throw to save even intentional grounding a good play and he could say like. I don't put it on the offensive line. Louis riddick mentioned it last night when they went to the super bowl best offensive line surprise surprise. Takeout carson wentz put. Nick foles doesn't matter to me. It starts with the offensive line. I know there's a lot of side dishes but it's an offensive line thing for me.
The Brave New Worlds of Octavia Butler
"Hello and welcome to misinformation a trivia podcast for ladies and gents who love cool trivia and sticking it to anoint teams. Have pop quiz where your hosts. I'm lauren and i'm julia hate y'all lowered. Are you full of cheese. Still i am still full of cheese. I want to tell you that the were recording on the day that the cheese up came out and my husband came home and ate an entire block of gouda because apparently he was like that. She's episode really maybe hungry for cheese so we ate a lot of our cheese in our fridge. So did its job. Did what it was supposed to do that yet. We hope you guys enjoyed that. It was something a little different than normal but Somebody else mentioned that like they're not a big fan of cheese but they would love to do another dash along episode with its point. So we'll brainstorm. We'll come back to that. Yeah maybe we'll be eating. Maybe it'll be something else. You know who. That's interesting. Mike along with juliet tandem bike. Listen to me. We get a tandem bike and a couple of layers. Listen or and we bike around rochester and talk about the of bicycling and also talk about the history of rochester. How great with did you just come up with this disraeli. I literally just came up with this first of all key. Imagine what people would they. They saw on a tandem bicycle goalie. I attached to us. Like a yeti microphone at like yup. Yup and josh is right a lot riding alongside of us and then our in car bike so i didn't mean this bird. I'm like no it's fine. He's gonna drive next very slow with the with the cords running into the car. I love this so much. Okay that's our next thing called ride along with julian lawrence as they get hit by multiple cars because the worst almost ill-advised thing but you asked for it. Everybody so get ready. It's on your hands. Our blood is on your hands. Basically is what we're saying. Get ready for that man. Speaking of blood oh man. I am very worried now so for this. I decided that i was going to cover An author that. I'm not super familiar with a genre of literature but i'm also not super familiar with. I've really learned a lot. And i hope you all will too. I hope i will. Are you ready. Lauren i'm has ever i'll ever be this week. We're entering the brave. New world of octavia butler. Oh you know what i have. Been meeting to read some octavia butler. But i have now. I have not read in a very long time. And i feel like i don't know if i'm ready. You know. I do bet that you would like it. Okay probably a little more. So than i would i. I'm willing to give it all a try great love i think maybe a lot of people have heard her name but they're not totally familiar with her work. Or unless you are like a sci fi reader maybe maybe her name is like completely foreign to you. So here's what you should know. So i was a groundbreaking american writer. She was one of the few women of color publishing an agenda dominated by white men Butler won the coveted hugo award which is considered the premier award in science fiction as well as the nebula prize which are which is given to the best works of science fiction or fantasy in the. us She won those twice each and that was loud. She all the time she was also the first science fiction writer ever to receive the macarthur fellowship. Wow wow that's interesting. I didn't know that octavia butler was born in pasadena. California in june nineteen forty seven. The only child of her mother's name was also octavia octavia margaret guy who was a housemaid and loris james butler. Who was a shoe. Shine man So octavius father died when she was seven and to support the family. Her mother worked as a maid She was extremely shy. As a child in octavia found an outlet at the library reading fantasy books and also in writing She did have a mild form of dyslexia but she didn't let this challenge deter her from developing a love of books She started creating her own stories early on and she decided to make writing her. Life's work around. The age of ten octavia wrote reams of pages in her big pink notebook and at first she was enamored with fairy tales and also horror stories but she quartz came interested in science fiction magazines. Such as amazing stories and galaxy. Science fiction so octavia did do a lot of interviews later in life. And so i've gotten some really great information right from her own words that i'm going to ask throughout this so to an mit class on the media in transition in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight butler told this anecdote. It's impossible to begin to talk about myself. And the media without going back to how i wound up writing science fiction and that is by watching a terrible movie. Movie was called devil girl from mars. And i saw it when i was about twelve years old and it changed my life. It was one of those old nineteen fifties movies in which the beautiful martian woman arrives on earth to announce that all the martian men of died off in there are a bunch of men. Hungry women up there and the earth. Men don't want to go. As i was watching this film i had a series of revelations the i was cheese. I can write a better story than that. And then i thought gee anybody can read about our story than that. And my thought was the clincher. Somebody got paid for writing. Not awful story. Yeah so often. Writing and a year later i was busy. Submitting terrible fiction to innocent magazines.
Too Much Of A Good Thing: The Cautionary Tale of Biotech Crops
"Dan let's start with a little bt crops one. oh one all right. Walk us through how they work. So these genetically modified plants got their superpowers from a bacteria. Let's let julie describe it a little bit for bt in particular They express genes that. Come from a type of bacterium It's really a very common. Bacteria that's found in soils it's called bacillus thuringiensis as the scientific name now. This kind of bacteria is actually poisonous and the larval stage of some major insect pests like corn route worm. Cotton bollworm Which farmers worry about a lot. So what the scientists did was they took some of the genes from bacteria and inserted them into these corn and cotton plants which then made the plants poisonous to the insects just like the bacteria were so now. The plants can actually protect themselves by killing off past that. Try to eat them. Exactly which is a big deal for farmers. Here is david current. He's an entomologist at texas am university. He gives farmers advice on the best way to handle their insect problems. A lot of them are cotton farmers and for them. The effect was dramatic. U we'd have cases before the introduction of bt where You know farmers were having to treat you know it could be ten times. You know for these pests. The ring ten times in a season they could yeah some areas and one bt was introduced. Well our our insecticide sprays just plummeted. And you know in there were guys who wouldn't have to treat it all and that's a big deal for not just the farmers but for the environment right. Dan like those pesticides. Don't just kill the insects year. For right yeah absolutely. Regular insecticides can kill off a whole range of species and mess up the whole ecosystem. Bt crops produced specific proteins that only kill particular insects so those crops are basically harmless to pollinators like bees and beneficial insects. That prey on past help. Keep them under control. It's not toxic to people or birds and for farmers like jonathan evans and north carolina. It meant he didn't have to work so hard is always better for the plant to protect itself. Then i have to go out and try to to spray for the worms. Did it really change farming. Have -solutely i mean you can tend a lot more acres. Were the whole equipment. Got it so jonathan. The farmer loves these crops. Julie who likes insects is happy. When did things start to go sour. Dan well i guess for jonathan it was you know one day in two thousand sixteen when he went out to cotton field and saul some cotton bollworm happily chowing down on his cotton plants and he knew what that meant. Those insects had evolved. He was looking at a new strain of bollworm that the bt protein wouldn't kill and this has been happening more and more often the country right david kerns that insect specialist at texas a and m. says some farmers are pretty disappointed and angry. There's words i can't use but they wanted to know what the heck they're doing paying for a technology and they're still having a spray. Okay dan so let's talk about. Why some of those insects have become resistant to bt crops. Yeah let's get into the science mattie evolution and here we go okay so there's a part of this. It's really simple. You have a gazillion different individual. Let's say cotton bollworm out there. There's genetic variation among them and just by chance. You may very well have a few that have some genetic mutation that makes them a little less vulnerable to the fbi t. Now they're rare normally right no problem share except if you plant these bt crops everywhere you kill off all the other insects and you have. What biologists call selection pressure right those rare individuals. That aren't killed by the gmo will be the only ones that survive and they will find each other and you know what happens next. Mattie they do that birds and the bees and the bugs thing they do they they they mate and offspring and suddenly you have a lot of insects with that. Same genetic trait a new strain of resistant. Insects emerged its evolution. Right in front of your eyes. That is what has happened over and over now. It's complicated because the biotech companies actually deployed a whole series of slightly different bt jeans and we've seen insects evolve resistance. I two one gene and then the next one sometimes it took maybe five years other times. It took a lot longer fifteen even twenty years. And it's patchy in some places the bt crops are still working and other places they aren't okay but the end. This idea of selection pressure has been around for a long time right so clearly. Scientists saw this coming. Oh absolutely did. In fact i was around. I was reporting on this back when there. Were these arguments going on back when the crops were new and university. Scientists were predicting that this would happen. If the genes were overused. They were pushing this idea of refuge to keep it from happening. They said farmers should be required to plant some of their land with non bt crops Just so all those pests. You know those with and without the resistance. Gene could thrive there elway. So in that way the rare insects with genetic resistance to bt wouldn't completely take over because some of those that were sensitive would still be around to be in the gene pool exactly exactly and the companies actually agreed to this in principle but there were these big arguments about how big the refuge had to be. There were some scientists who said at least for some of these bt crops. Farmers should not be allowed to plant those crops on more than half of their land. But the company said that'll never work. Farmers won't go for bt crops at all if there's such strict rules and the companies one and sure enough now there's resistance to bt so scientists like julie are back once again this argument pushing for tighter government rules. We are at an important point where we've seen some examples of what can happen and definitely do need to make some changes. What kind of changes are we talking about here. Dan because it feels pretty late in the game. Right it is. It is but there's one thing that people are focused on there's at least one bt. Gene is still working the bugs of not resistant to it yet so it still is effective against a lot of insects. And it's sort of carrying a lot of the weight right now. It's kind of the last bt. Still standing and scientists are worried. It'll soon break. You know under that weight of overuse especially in the south is used in both corn and cotton to fight off insects so that the environmental protection agency scientific advisers have told the agency it should only allow that gene to be used in one of those crops cotton or corn and it should be caught because controlling the bollworm in cotton is just much much more important economically in corn. It's a minor pest got and cotonou can wipe out your crop. And if you don't let it be used in corn than all those cornfields are that refuge. I see see but the company that owns this gene. Syngenta says no. That's not necessary. And it's not fair and the and the epa is actually backed away from idea. Okay i mean so what happens now dan. Well there are a lot of scientists including julie peterson who say if current farming practices. Don't change. it's possible that all of the bt genes that are currently on the market will stop working reliably within ten years and then farmers will have to find new ways to fight the insects. Maybe they'll be spraying more. Insecticides again or more and this is what julie wants maybe they go back to some more old-fashioned pest control methods you know crop rotations change what crops you plant from year to year. Yeah i mean. Indigenous communities around the world have used that technique for thousands of years some organic farmers due to right the the trick is going to be using those techniques and still producing the kind of big harvest that a lot of farmers and a lot of consumers now depend on. Okay dan charles. Thank you so much for bringing us
Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration
"Dr Scott at less a science advisor to President Trump, who is skeptical that measures to control the crowd. A virus outbreak is leaving his White House post. Ah White House official confirms the Stanford radiologist who had no formal experience in public health or infectious disease resign At the end of his temporary government assignment. Matt was confirmed the news that a tweet he joined the White House this summer re clash with top government scientists, including Dr Anthony Fauci and Dr Deborah Birds. As he resisted stronger efforts to contain the pandemic that has killed more than 267,000. Americans.
Facebook is deleting evidence of war crimes, researchers say
"Market for alluded goods is flourishing on Facebook, And while the company banned the sale of historical artifacts in June, many of the posts are in Arabic and Facebook lacks expertise to properly enforce, according the birds. Com Facebook is able to identify groups of planets guidelines and they say the company just deletes them. But that expunge is critical documentation for researchers study STOLEN art Facebook has effectively created a problem and rather than turning that into something they could contribute to They're making it worse. Facebook had no comment about this situation. Remarked
Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections
"Ah, longstanding federal protection for the nation's birds is being gutted by the Trump administration, with former federal officials and scientists saying billions more birds will likely die because of this move. You hear more about it Case CBS News anchor Jennifer Hunt has spoke with Richard Frank, professor of environmental practice and director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center at UC Davis. What protections were in place for these birds. And what does that have to do with the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act? Well. Congress passed that law in 1918 over a century ago, basically the implement treaties that the United States had initially with Canada and now Mexico, Japan and Russia to provide international protection and now domestic protection to migratory bird species. A wide variety and about 800 of such species are currently listed under federal law here in the United States. Some of the Trump administration says the action apply only to birds killed or harmed intentionally, and the Fish and Wildlife Service says the change would quote improve consistency and efficiency and enforcement. So what do they mean by this? Well, I think they're trying to reduce the scope of the traditional application of this statue, which is provided very important protection for a variety of migratory bird species. It would Reverse a policy that Republican and Democratic administrations have followed for at least a half century of including as violations of the statute industry activities whose practices have the effect of killing Wildlife and, uh, wildlife Biologist currently predict that this reduction in the scope of the law will will really cause about one half billion to over a billion birds. Additional bird deaths Per year. So is there any way of avoiding that? I mean, two opponents have the time any time at all in order to try and reverse it. Yes, sir. A three policy options that opponents of this regulatory initiative can pursue. They consume challenge the Trump Administration regulation. I understand that a number of organizations like the National Audubon Society Defenders of Wildlife. And perhaps joined by the state of California will suit to block the regulation. It's possible that Congress could intervene in January by invoking the Congressional Review Act and can nullify regulatory programs from the executive branch doesn't like and third and finally, of course, the incoming Brydon an administration could initiate its own rulemaking proceeding to reverse this new and in my view, ill advised policy of the Trump Administration, but that That is the alternative that would take the longest amount of time to implement. So tell our listeners in urine in your opinion, why it is ill advised. Well, the way it is well documented that the actions of a variety of regular regulatory industries like coal and gas industry, uh the electric utility line operators, telecommunication kennel communication towers, wind turbines cause devastate populations of these migratory. Bird populations, and there are a variety of existing well known technologies that can dramatically reduce or eliminate those those bird kills. And this regulation, of course, removes all incentives of members, the regulated community to adopt those needed and environmentally benign reforms. That's Richard Frank, professor of environmental practice and director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center. At U C.
Under Cover of Thanksgiving, Trump Administration Pushes to Relax Rules Protecting Birds
"Step toward weakening legal protections for migrating birds. NPR's Martin cost reports, the administration says the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 has been interpreted to broadly. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service now says that companies should be penalized on Lee when they're quote, purposeful in killing birds in hazards such as waste oil pits. Sarah Greenberger of the Conservation group Autobahn says the administration is trying to make its current hands off attitude permanent. The final rule change would remove any obligation but any industry to implement any best management practices. Some companies say they'd try to protect birds anyway. Without the threat of penalties. The Trump Administration rule could be published in a month. The incoming Biden administration could reverse it, but that would take time. Martin cost NPR NEWS Wall Street The Dow was up 37
Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections
"Trump administration says it plans to move forward on a measure that would do away with protections for roughly a thousand different species of birds in the us move by the administration coming despite objections from federal officials in many scientists who say billions. More birds could perish in coming decades. Those restrictions are removed. Us fish and wildlife service posted its assessment of the rule the final stat. Meaning a rollback would become official within thirty days oil and gas industries of long-sought rollback that limits federal prosecution for industry practices to kill an estimated four hundred and fifty million to one billion birds a
Padma Lakshmi: Taste The Nation, From Your Couch
"And here. They are returning champions. Amber ruffin and jedi hegel hello. Hey happy to have you join us. Amber you and jimmy. Both for late night with seth meyers amber at the beginning of june when the black lives matter protests hitting the streets. You actually started each show. You did a series of videos about your experiences being mistreated by the police. And i think it was about the fourth one that you started by saying okay. You know what. I'm actually out of stories and then you're like just kidding. I could keep doing this so anymore. So many more yeah. What kind of response did you get. A lot of people were like. Oh my god we had no idea it was like that and now we're looking at things in a different way. You know because. I do feel like until these protests. I think people thought that the cops were always right you know. I think it was a lot of that. Like i can remember grown men and women that i know being like well yeah. The community says that the cops were crazy but the cop said that it was the person who was in. Fact nuts bro. You know grown grown adults. And i thought oh well okay. They just have no reason to stretch their minds to make room for. You know the fact that a whole community can't be wrong. Everyone everyone in the community is a crazy person. All right Yeah no you're absolutely right so we have the two of you here your good friends. You work together. You're used to hanging out. How often have you been talking to each other over the last few months not enough. I know genuine. I used to get breakfast together every morning at work from the second i would walk into work. We would immediately want them to the to tell you we would go to the cafeteria and get and gossip. We do our work and then we would go get lunch and then when we come back we do our work and then at night it'd be like texting each other. We are together so much that the lady who has the cashier upstairs Once i came in to get lunch with my husband and then later that day. She saw jenny alone and she said to jenny. I saw your friend in here with a man. She really stepping out on me. I would be a mass side. Didn't back on the side of our relationship that's right lost trying to live all right. We've a couple of games for you. The first one is a audio quiz. It's an audio edition of our recurring game this that or the other. We're gonna play you a short clip of a youtube video and you have to tell us if the sound you hear is made by cat a sheep or a human baby great. This is great cat. She human baby all right. Here's your first clip. All right amber is the sheep. It's a shape interesting choice jenny. Alien baby alien. No human back with amber for once and say wait note. If she's agreed with more than i'd like to change my answer i would like to change it to human bay okay. So you're going with human baby your baby. You're going chaser okay. It's interesting that is a cat cats. No yeah that's from. Youtube channel called animals are awesome. So this cat is probably making the chattering sound because it's seen a bird or some other prey. Scientists don't know exactly why cats make that sound. Let me because he wants to eat that sentence. Scientists don't know why casts for sure. They are disgusting enact every single one of them is just biding their time till their owner turns their back so they
Update on Rents in Downtown San Diego
"Good morning. Welcome in southern california real estate report. This is bob mcguire. Daniel wise coming to you from san diego california. So you know we've been talking about different. Sub markets. A lot during our podcast. One of the ones that comes up all the time is downtown and so this downtown market. It's been something that You know we've had our eyes on. There's there's been so much construction that ended up over the last probably five years downtown that you know we knew that there was gonna be really high demand for downtown class a. apartments but now it seems that since the pandemic and everything that's starting to shift and so now the suburbs everyone's bailing out of downtown and heading to the suburbs and so we're coming back to a period where there's gonna be some absorption problems in downtown san diego exactly and you know. We kind of expected this to happen. We even talked about it and previous podcast. It's it was hard to tell them the beginning. What these what does how does this. Whole covert thing was going to look like when people's leases started to add. Yeah and so. It's interesting so the stabilize vacancy rate. Downtown has risen by more than three hundred basis points this year. So this is a co star. Report co star it out. And you know. It's basically saying that you know downtown. San diego is still trying to capture that last demand that they had. And you know there's a couple of things going on one. The suburbs are more popular. Because you get larger units to. You're you're you're not as high density bright right and so that's really you know kind of what people are looking at. Also you know with the job loss and things like that. That are going on downtown. It's having a big effect on class-a type product. So you know the the class b and you know the the neighborhoods like north park and stuff like that are proving to be by far the most resilient neighborhoods that that are in this city right now some of the lower end neighborhoods like in the areas of elk hone and spring valley places like that. We've heard a lot about vacancy issues and or collection issues whereas a lot of these suburb properties. That maybe somebody was in a class a. Building had a very good white collar job could afford to live a class. A. building is now kind of relocating to a larger space and in a more suburban neighborhoods. So that's really interesting. It's gonna be interesting to see how this shakes out over the next year. So right now. They're saying at the height of the shutdown net. Absorption or that the or the number of apartments moved into versus moved out of in downtown fell by more than two hundred and sixty units for comparison. The rest of san diego region recorded positive net. Absorption more than two hundred twenty so that means downtown just started shedding tenants really fast. And it's just never recaptured that so the interesting thing is is that last year one of the buildings that was A really really successful building was a building that was located. If i can find this. I think it was right on the edge of the east village right at that time. The there lisa up was going really well. They at least up like it was a four hundred unit and they at least up thirty minutes a month in june now. That building is back to where it was pre lease app and they're probably going to go back to some of the pre lease up incentives that they had in the past. So it's it's interesting that we're probably going to see this. This new round of downtown space. That's going to be re incentivized back to you. Know what it was two years ago. So you're probably going to get two or three months of free rent. You're probably going to have a much lower rate than what the market was prior prior to this pandemic. And so that's gonna be really interesting to keep an eye on right now. It's saying that When you remove downs inventory from this late at the latest data set of absorption The demand was positive during the shutdown between march and may and the region recorded more than two hundred and twenty units of desertion. About four hundred units less than what we historically see there. The the unit was The the region the downtown region over the spring and into the early summer was making up for that. So but then between june and october the region minus downtown absorbed twelve hundred and fifty units almost eight hundred more than at the same period between two thousand seventeen and nine thousand nine so the birds are really doing well during this pandemic i mean. They're they're having no problems whereas the the you know the downtown buildings and downtown in general is really suffering
Buying Property To Rent And Dealing With Rent During Covid
"Assuming with your background that you after something that needed a little bit of work like was this a fixer. Upper was that a bird was at a turnkey like tells about the property so our goal is buying hold so we're looking for properties but we're not looking for something that it's it's in really really bad condition. Just because the properties are an hour and forty minutes away from where we live in where we operate our construction business so we are buying properties. That do need some work. but we're focusing on properties. The rents are much lower than fair. Market is so our first property the the the rents for the three bedrooms. Twelve hundred dollars each and twelve hundred dollars. We saw an opportunity that that market was able to get a three bedroom. Fifteen hundred dollars and it needed some very minor repairs. So we are focusing on buying properties not really concerned on the purchase price but more on what the value is in the increase in the rents the three properties we have after he fixed the properties. After we get some new tenants in there we can raise the rents to fair market which is thirty percent plus they for this first property you did. What were the rents when he purchased it and then what are the rents now. So they're twelve hundred dollars a piece and we purchase this in in january. Obviously kovin happen so we didn't want him removed the tenants. Because we're all human. I'm not looking to to put someone out of the house right away during covid so we twelve hundred dollars we can increase these after we fix them up to fifteen hundred dollars each so. That's huge because our numbers are just a she around sixteen percent return on our investment for this property and along with all three of our portfolio pieces by you purchase senior ready to raise the rents and i know cove it kinda through this for you but what process do take to do that because a lot of people are you know. They don't wanna raise the rent especially by that much to these people. Do give them the option of moving out or raising the rent. Do send them a letter. You talk to them in person. How do you go about approaching that we try and take it on a human level like we we understand that covert going on. We understand that we're not looking to pull people out on the street. We tell them that we are. We bought this property looking to to raise the rents we give them the required thirty day sixty as ninety days notice like hey you can stay but you have to pay the increased rants and we're not going to do without fixing your apartment because obviously when we're trying to bring it up. The fair market value in terms of the rentals are also bringing up the conditions of the space to be a fair market value. And just so. Everyone knows in new york state when he mentioned the thirty sixty or ninety days. He's not saying that did that. It depends on the tenant you if he's gonna give them thirty sixty or ninety. It actually depends on how long they've lived in the property. How much notice you have to give them so the longer they've lived there you might have to give them ninety days notice on the rent increase
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"Bautisa when he broke out now I, know that's fifty four home runs but they did not wait around in also a different regime they locked Jose up in it ended up being complete steel of a contract for the production. Got I agree Adam I would love to Oscar right now whether it's four or five year deal extending something very similar to Randall because he's way better offensively the Randall Grischuk as an all around header. If I was to pick the order in which I. Think the three kids will get their extensions are they going to be both I and I would not be surprised to see this off season? I still think they're gonNA wait navy one more year to Vlad and cabin. There still some things that they both have to figure out I. Think Bo is the most polished of the three of them right now most ready to go. So we'll go there and to put A. Put on. On who I think should be extended from WHO got a deadline. I'm operating under the assumption that Taiwan Walker is going to be one most in demand free agent. How we performed so I don't fix likely. But just based on how bad Robbie Ray rice this year I think you could get him back on a cheap. Option year and what you can loaded up with some incentives in another full spring training and started the season for Pete Walker, to work with Ray. You could have. One and one A. and one B. With Review Pearson and Ray to start next year. Now it's a backfire but that's why it's a short term contract I do like the idea of Robbie Ray and I. Let's see personally because I don't think Walker will be back I. Almost think you can get Robbie Ray back on a little bit more money loaded version of the match shoemaker deal. Just because he does have a little bit more of a track record than shoemaker has had and I think that it will. Probably track mill on it or whatever it might be. But I think that something like that would actually be very beneficial and he's obviously been very comfortable since coming the Blue Jays organization I can't stay. TORONTO. But yeah, there is some level of comfort there I. Think we'll carry pretty well and his decision. The flip of that is the opposite for Taiwan Walker you even use me in the playoffs..
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"Or any team for that matter? Illinois. Sunday said, sorry guys see and I'm locked out here and let y'all hanging. Still Recording I the only place that you could see for Jonathan Vr. Twenty twenty one has a free agent. If you knew that was a team that just started a rebuild or as a year or two into it. But like Kinda. Like how was when Baltimore last year by? To. Infectious. Your youth would be. It could be it could be for sure. That's why the marlins traded him really for a team that won today the Marlins are up one nothing in their series against the cubs guys the elephant in the room is. The starting rotation in how that played out we did not get to see Taiwan Walker the last I think what we agree is probably the last time we saw Taiwan Walker three innings named up ahead. He was perfect. It didn't get to in this series, but they're still people questioning if it was the right decision to start shoemaker in game one followed by Robbie Ray in hundred reunion game to. I don't know about you guys. I think there's actually two elephants in the room. So start with this one. If you move if you handed box scores and you look at just the starters lines in UC six innings, one run however many strikeouts, and then you look at today's when you have an inning in two thirds or knitting third three earned runs but six months were given up by you I think most people would have said. The latter is probably game to that probably would be shoemaker in. Robbie Ray and the first one is probably what you're expecting from hundred reviews. So let's put this to bed. Did they make the right decision with the starting rotation? Will start with you this time on that. Summarizes. Yeah. It's very similar. Kobe's everybody else if I was playing the stock market right now and I played with this Shitty math, I would've fucked up and ben broke. I just don't I still don't get it the math. It doesn't seem it doesn't say baseball to me. I don't care what it was and if Ryu pitch today, poorly because of any other extenuating circumstances and whether it was an injury wasn't ready mentally prep for the game whatever it was I just don't see why we at least if he's not doing it walker ship, we did not use one of our best assets in this series and being a chance to should it used something? At A. Reassuming the same results. yes. It doesn't matter doesn't. Matter. You know I'm not trying to dismiss the question it just it doesn't matter. I will say this we are speculating as to whether or not. Were you was hurt to me. He looked uncomfortable I. Don't know if it was a physics physical discomfort if it was sort of just getting mentally rattled. And Brandon, you mentioned this a previous episode how one while with the dodgers he wasn't lights out..
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"And here we go. This is our playoff preview edition of jay bird watching gentleman. We have made it to the playoffs. I am your host this week Mister Adam course, they're in joining me as always are my two co-hosts Mister Craig borten Mister Brant and Peta car gentleman. It's playoff time. That's crazy to think man. It really is to collapse in a red flag song. I love that. That's so awesome. Thanks, wherever you guys see the video from the body cam on the Twitter account today. No, that's the one that he had on his head when they said. Yeah. I didn't see I saw actors and doing this and that and then he actually during that and it was amazing, you know, and then he gives, you know, either way to try the Montoya and then he takes it back know..
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"Kevin Sweeney here. And this is number two. Jaybird washing literally watching the Jaybird. Type. Okay Yep. Yep So. That's number two. Then one not my friend did at work because he just knows me too well, apparently. We get an actual you know salon beer concoction on here is blue jay related. Again the delay or is. There we go We got this fun loving thing that is kind of a little bit of everything that we talk about on this show. Yes. Yes. Especially, when you know during the Kobe Fun, we were actually calling this show beer watching yes because we were. Just talking baseball and whatever the hell we really felt like doing and we thank the fans are actually joining on that because that was some fun. Times. Including the Ran Trivia and I you guys we had the weird fantasy baseball draft of the nineties. We have the trial Manfred we. was a good collective of random fund we add creativity and so this is pretty Good part of these entries that we've gotten so far, and I'm very thankful that we have gotten these injuries because those one of those wonderful things that you know guys is mighty. Think what we have lot listening to this show we've had four, hundred, sixty nine. Views on the twitter account. So far I was just wondering if it was gonNA fall on deaf ears, but apparently, some people have more time to do things like this than I just can't do heart. So I'm kind of happy that they can do love it. Yeah. Thank you guys yes. Nation. Keep those entries like we're saying you haven't told the last day of the season. Yes. So long as it's not play baseball yet, you can get it in they will debut it with our show. Basically, we'll be our playoff preview boys be the good luck trial. Please please. So, now that we're up to four hundred, seventy viewers as a you know, one more person had to click and make even. Let's talk pics to Clic and I'm sorry to say this Mr. Corsair. But I'm thinking Brennan Panic Car One Dialogue Walker. Hands Down one start in all technicality, he would have another one tomorrow. Jump The gun a little bit on just a five day pause between episodes this week. But I'm they say rowdy till as Laureus Scurry all junior did not do as well as we would hope for us? So. We're going to talk down a point here Richard Panik car. We didn't get a guest century..
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"Like they did exactly what they should do and everything it sounds like is trending in the right direction that maybe it wasn't as bad as they thought. But where are we at is where we're what I'm concerned with but worse case than guys. He will be in the bullpen by the end season. There is no doubt in my mind and you've got a guy I control hundred out of the bullpen. This comes out near as. Three batters. atty with that. I just I'm concerned because elbow anything is not what you WanNa hear especially from someone with that this young this fresh in the. and that throws as hard as he does he definitely lost faith in this fastball. It seemed in that game. He was going slider a lot and I, don't know if that's because of the armed discomfort I'd imagine it is They're still awaiting the results of the MRI right and it depends on where you're at now it. Like you said Craig does depend on where you're at depends on what kind of a push they're making. If they are legitimately making playoff push, do you risk it? Do you risk the longevity of him as a starter maybe blowing up his arm sidelining him for a year with Tommy John just for the sake of a playoff run do you risk it? I. Don't know I'm really torn I. Don't have an answer for that I. don't. I'm I'm legitimately down the middle because I want this team to go into the playoffs just get into the dance the other time this is this is the Jim. Guy, that's going to anchor our rotation. So it's it's definitely precious cargo. So I'm not sure how to handle this my fear about putting them in the bullpen is that I'm worried about a repeat Aaron Sanchez scenario, right? That's also my fear because they are similar. They definitely harder ray and the stuff is a little bit if not a lot better than Aaron Sanchez but the flip flopping is what concerns me because that's objectively what fucked up Aaron Sanchez in the organization objective. Yeah I. Don't want a repeat of that if if they're going to put them in the bullpen to ease him back in and say, Hey, just for this year because it's such a weird season, we could use your heat coming out of the bullpen next year for sure starting and they follow through with that fine fine I'll take it but you have to follow through with it you can't going back. You have to make a decision and I, think that's where the rat right now. I really do because I don't think they want to damage if they are in playoff contention and they think there's even a. Ten percent chance of putting him in the rotation and risking that they would probably but we can put you in the bullpen and save a season. There's a difference there right? He'd be setup. Rates. It's your mono all over again. Yes it. So. Now, that's a very difficult question to answer because if you do get Pearson right and you get into a three-game series against Oakland or the Yankees, you could feel pretty damn confident having a review Pearson going game one and game two. Only got to win two of those right. If you get one of those wins.
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"This series because there are good pitcher storm My biggest problem with the previous raise games is everything that they actually finally took advantage of what self inflicted. Yes. As of today, the Tampa Bay rays are actually the leading team in the American League after they swept the New York Yankees. Off. But. This pitching staff is already taking a giant. Injury issue with Charlie Morton being gone. Yeah that's a huge haul for them had the for your out hurry up and figure out how to scramble to get somebody to fill that giant innings eater that veteran light Charlie Morton is going to be. Would be handling otherwise. I just there's something about the raise that they always find a way to win. But if you had to tell me right now if the Blue Jays were infinitely worse than the Tampa Bay rays, I would laugh at you because I really think if everything was right or some certain little tiny mundane things happened differently that we swept and taking all those games against the rays outside the one that they completely blew us lockout. So. The fact that they have competed in every game against the now American League East. Leading. Team. says. A lot and I think wait. Now the craziest thing is going to happen is both these teams have insane amount of momentum going on. And they're gonNA literally full on run into each other colliding. And it's GonNa. Be Fun to watch I hope because in all reality, this could be a playoff battle the way you're looking at it right now, the Blue Jays continue to trant trend in the direction that they have done over the last week even if they were halfway or your guys we're talking to team that is now solidifying their competence. That's probably GONNA be hanging around I would hope at least five hundred for the rest of the season. I also. Think they can win to at least in the tour game series. Are you feeling confident enough they that or just one out of the fourth It's like come on at. The Bar God. Yeah I was GONNA say to I was going to say I think they could split the Siamese. First of all, they don't they don't have to deal with any sort of rain outright these are definitely going to go full through. they don't have to worry about any sort of lineup management for for a double header. I do think they can take to especially with shoemaker going I think they can take to. If, they do take to. Lose the other two whatever I think that puts us in a good position obviously take all four obviously take three, but they take to a happy person. But what what strikes me is awesome about this again, I don't WanNa look too far ahead but right after that, you get seven games. Boston. Baltimore Fray Three Against Boston four against Baltimore. That could be another hot streak right there. So whatever happens in this series say they only take one of them. You can take solace in knowing that they're going to go back home to to Buffalo Home and face Boston and Baltimore immediately after, and they can gain significant ground right after that. So I'm not writing too much on the longevity as to what's going to happen and what decisions are going to be made for trade deadline based on this series alone because on the other end of that, they have something that can revitalize them. So again, I'll take two and be happy about it just because of what's coming up after that. Right now, the big thing they need to make sure they continue to do throughout this race series regardless of record lady to sustain some momentum and sustain the competence..
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"Whatever right this second so immune medium ballpark era, you at least need somebody to carry that over, and it's GonNa be tasker playing the outfield. It's going to be him chicken Gurriel and in all reality guys. I know I've said this before, and I think you've got when the would not shock me. That Grio is one of the most athletic out of those three that he ends up being a center fielder, probably rather sooner than later especially when you're looking at what we can never bring into the table. It's kind of insulting when you're talking about that. We got guys like Travis. Shaw shot in Oh and everybody around the Infield just. Roll the dice in the outfield. Don't worry about. At bully. Now it's a pretty big talking point blood moving over there already I i. Think what happened this quickly. I guess it's taking five. You know what it does make the team better in twenty twenty, but it's GonNa make them that much better at twenty twenty one when they could be much more formidable, awesome Martin could be in the lineup and that's the. Maybe trade is on the horizon. You know. Maybe they're discussing something right now. The rockies, not the first state. In Colorado. One, not the first thing we predicted on this show either. One of Once. Yeah. It is still demos. Listened to one was how we? How do you bring Nolan Aaron Outta Toronto? That would be to perfect that is that. Is this team being a championship team? Three years of you bring in somebody like that, and if that is why they're moving somebody around already more power to him, but I would highly doubt that's the reason. They know that they know that Travis is third baseman and we saw it honestly I remember him destroying vacuuming up Paul's when he was with the Red Sox. Third Baseman on the same turf. Yes, yeah feels changed a little bit, but as far as it goes the turfed. Her part of the Ballpark is still the same, and that's what we're GONNA get. Don't let Gladis you know stature, fool you at first base, either if he's got third base, you know in stinks at first base. Guys. That's somebody that could sneak in a good conversation for being really good defensive, first baseman right right?.
"bird" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"We gotta do the nineties. And there is plenty of bluejays. I had made this less than ex bluejays and so on and so forth you know. In the first few rounds lonely Attleboro John L- David cone from a different year. Things like that and then we also had. I'm the cycling through. We had a mark eichhorn sighting of Nineteen ninety-four which I thought was Kinda crazy duane ward eventual blue Jay Jose Canseco. Yes people remember that he is was a blue Jay island actually very butthurt about having to pick nineteen ninety seven Roger Clemens for my look Jimmy Key. The year after he was actually picked for the nineteen ninety-three season after he had left the Blue Jays. Unfortunately go to the The Evil Empire Carlos Delgado. I was able to sweep then and steal. Everybody forgets that. He had an insanely good year. Nineteen ninety nine. The batting average just was not quite where you picture. Carlos Delgado for normal parts of his career. We had David Wells. Fred mcgriff Dave Stewart Cecil fielder in his post Japan. Come back and yeah there was just a lot of good bluejays on this list guys and one. Guzman being one of the better late round picks my brother of all people and then Jeff Kent was one of the late picks who was traded for the Blue Jays Datacom. So it's good to see a lot of bluejays on us and I actually missed one sean. Green Ninety nine so anyway. What are you guys thing? I love this idea man if we can if we can explore the two thousands just to see what that would be. I think. That's a look the nineties for me as a golden age of baseball but the two thousands. Obviously because that's where I really became into my adulthood as a as a fan I think that'd be really really fun to explore. And I think like you're going to see as you said like incrementally though steel numbers dropped down in the power. Number's shoot up and I think you're GONNA see a lot of people like starting pitching obviously is still very valuable during this time and so it was Some closers too but other than Rivera. I don't know who else but the other day in the nineties. You gotTA think early nineties. Closer was still a forming position. Yes yes he was still closer by committee for a while. Those points like in ninety two Dwayne word pitch just as many games as Hanky who was actually picking up so but yeah if we can shoot up the two the two thousands if you want to if you wanted to. Redo the nineties. I'm totally down. But if you want to do another one with the two thousand in no. I think we do eventually if we have. I'd like to do a decade where I was actually a fan with this old enough. I forgot that guy's I don't even said how where other than I You know are you know the guy? That's the king here that came on to gloat because that was the championship prize for this whole thing with Mike winning it. I forgot where all the rest of US finished so as mentioned that radio. Scott who who was clearly rushed Mike Paul first place and then in second my brother Mr Henry. Ruin for an panic. Kerr apparently in his infant baseball research. Just at Mrs and pisses in the third place. I brought my muscle milk for for number four. My Dad the table nine wins number five on the spot and Zach Helton Appalachians finest. I hope it really does become Abreu. Even Zach Kelton himself has to make it and then Mr Corsair comes in seventh along with Johnny Genta of the officially unofficial podcast rounded out in eighth place so but fell. I can't really say got much closer than it really did. And a lot of these categories. Everybody's really missing things just by a couple of runs a few homers missing a couple steals or. Yeah exactly the the first place position in wins for example was my dad with a hundred. Sorry I take that back as always might knock with one hundred and nineteen wins and the last place team in that category had ninety one wins. So that's ninety now. It's barely any different. That's what happens when you have nothing but all stars but that just shows how critical each pick in this draft was and making sure you've got the right stuff so very cool and. I'm glad that we all got to do this. So that was a blast loved it anyways. Anybody WANNA put a book end on the nineties here before eventually come back to the reality of where baseball should be right now in playing baseball online rather than ninety so much with the double owes. I'm really curious to see how how high up Alfonso Soriano two thousand six season gets taken comes like forty forty year for him. I think Jim Edmonds like Plethora of really good seasons as well. The guy's super rated want to see how any of his seasons get taken the highest one especially when he's mostly known for his ridiculous catching skills but don't forget that Jim Edmonds guys was a perennial thirty home run guy throughout the whole you know tenure of his baseball career so that'd be very interesting and that's what we made this so much fun. I really WANNA see the fans feedback on this draft that we have here and see what everybody thinks. I think it came out really cool. And I think there's GonNa be some surprises on here for everybody going. Oh my God really so all right well fellas a next week we are back again and Brennan Paccar. You WanNa give the preview for next week show senior hosting bracket baby we cover give a little preview to the elite eight or where the final four wherever that? And you know maybe it'll come up with something else and they get like a two parter conversation and I'll just focus on the bracket but Time account with that second conversation will be all about but yeah looking forward to seeing some more results keep on voting away everybody in China on the conversation. We've gotten a few more people starting to reply to drum up some interest in talking about it and I think that's one thing that kind of missing from all the founded getting people to binion's and that's what the hell why is Kevin Clark seeded third or or just some conversation milky getting more votes. Yes so all right Mike Paul. You WanNa tell me what's going on in your world. Is the radio scout these days? So we Recorded in like four weeks now but Oh you got some isolated Yeah Yeah it's been a little bit We have a couple of Like shelled episodes that considering releasing this boy just for kicks So that might be coming up pretty soon but Otherwise I mean I think we actually like really need to record something pretty quickly at least ally will probably report something He wanted to record last week and didn't happen so I think I'll reach out to them this weekend. And just say like. Hey let your. Let's records because I mean I don't want her fans like our listeners to to forget about US still. You know that needs to happen next game. You guys do a live broadcast there. We go it's a good idea because that's GonNa be a week for now but we're definitely going to record in baseball is happy again for sure. But in the meantime we need to figure something out so Corsair I think you haven't gotten a rant and during this whole thing I feel like you gotta get going before you have no rant. I'm just right now. We're recording this Friday night so I'm waiting on that BUFFALO BILLS. Pick see what they do. round pick. Just saying they did. Yes Sir that's what I'm saying. So hopefully they draft his brother just to keep him happy and to keep them there. Plus I quarterbacks I always look at position to fill. We always need that. But you know going back to what's going on with me. Nothing South of the six podcast covering the raptors is still a weekly thing. There's not much to cover but I'll think of something. I still delivering content on that. And so if you WANNA get your MBA Fix in you can find me there at south the six My wife and I do podcast while she's napping we talk about general everyday life in. It's been seriously a blast doing it in his brother's closer together. So if you WanNa hear me talk about things on sports related you can find that at while. She's napping guys. This is a lot of fun. Thanks for having me on your part of this thing now. Sure part of the draft twitter bio okay. It's Co host of bird watching GCE podcast into twitter bio drop. No I'm just so used to thanking you guys so New Jersey. I'm not gonNA thank you anymore. And that's it no more no more no Homo Blue Jays fans. Make sure you hit us up on twitter at bird-watching juicy we are GONNA have plenty more voting for you. For the bracket we will have a wonderful show. I'M NOT SURE NEXT WEEK. So we can talk about the eventual going forward for the elite eight in the final four bracket and the wonderful team will always be here to answer all of your Blue Jay fandom and let's Talk Ninety and keep this conversation going to we will be posting the draft board with the show so you can find it on our twitter feed just like the bracket that Brennan has been doing such diligent job of updating with his buddy and until then everybody gets us where you find everywhere wherever you find your podcasting pleasures on on spotify I tunes. Gula whatever it might be and fellas. I want to figure out a way to say this at the end but I know would be we. The shows no emotion and so other than that fellas. Let's go blue Jays like always. Let's go blue Jays fans if you.
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"One of the founders of the black sorry the Black Swamp Brit Observatory Which is on the south shore of Lake Erie in Ohio and His reads are always great So that would be a book that I think people would would enjoy and A bird book that I just got in which was a one of the APA podcast suggestions but It's a book that term. I was reading about for the a lot of people use for the A. CBC for Kids and has called just Just this got county birds. The idea that helped save our feathered friends and that is by Heidi stemple and illustrated by clover Robin. I just loved the name of that name. Clover Robin it sounds. It sounds very cool and And illustrations are wonderful. I just I just got that book and haven't had a chance to read it but we're gonNA be using that to help younger kids understand it more about the about the CBC for kids so So those Prep suggestions Will help will help make the Burger in the Pavley really happy. So if you didn't have a pen when you're listening to the podcast we will add a list of those books on the podcast cast description and the list of phone numbers and contact names will be added to the description as well So once again I'd like to thank technical is Ben McPherson at BMX studios. This recording was done once again on the a snowy shores of the frozen blocks river. And if we don't get another podcast it before the big day day wishing everyone of very festive season and take care of the birds..
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"Five hundred eight. So that's That's a that's that's a lot of people participating in this in this great initiative which brings us to talking about local birds because we are getting all sorts of calls for our area people wondering where the birds are and We talked talked about this Two weeks ago at our last podcast. And there's just There is just so much food available for birds in the Bush that that And particularly further north so that Birds just have not found our area and we have no common read polls right now. We have Further north to the north part of our area. We've just started getting evening grow speaks But there's just just. There's just not a lot of birth rate now. We have woodpeckers chickpeas and a few rowing flocks of snow buntings. But so I keep telling people at this was predicted. Ron Pit away does a winter finch forecast and with the food availability ability. He predicted that we weren't going to see that. Many birds this winter so so for people that are putting food out at their theaters. You're not doing anything wrong Birds are not in peril right now. It's just a It's a food availability thing right now so but perhaps into January and February. We might start to see some Some grow speaks and Red Poles. Move into the area so There are a couple of interesting interesting birds that have shown up though In our area and engelhardt. There's a person that has a yellow warbler at their feeders. Right now on it's Very content eating Suet so which we've We've seen this happen in in the past so it's a very interesting It seems to be over in a bit of a mild spell right now but hopefully the bird will boogie so When a suicide can There is a Carolina wren that has been seen just at a place called old age chest lake which is out of our Ebert area. But that's Not too far from Tim's so that's That's it's really interesting. We had a Carolina Wren here about three years ago so And the Carolina Wren is also enjoying suet and making itself happy at at the bird feeder. So that's Every now and then we get. We'll find the Carolina. Wren will over winter so They're pretty hardy Creature so but it's very exceptional still to see to see one There's a very thrush that has been seen or seen daily So that's a bird. That's from British Columbia and every now and then we'll get one that Over winters in Ontario we had one not far from elk lake a number of years ago. And this one this very thrush is seen an just just out of It's actually outdoor. Ed Centre called Bark Lake. which is Just outside of a small town near a town called Gooderham or good or Ham As I believe the locals call it and the net is a for people trying to place that that is. And that's about a hour and a half north of Peterborough So maybe two an half hours from Toronto So that might give people a little bit of a landmark to figure it were. That bird has been seen Of the big news that that there is a purple gala Neil that was seen about four hundred kilometers kilometers north of Thunder Bay and that was in a a small community called Nascar Tanga and this purple Galileo was was someone was able to dude. It was so weak that they will just able to pick it up this bird. That's normally found in Florida Every now and then they migrate at quite a distance and end up in in northern Ontario. About for this time of year it was it was I found on November nineteenth. It was quite quite weak. They transported it to The thunderbird wildlife rescue in Thunder Bay and unfortunately the bird ended up dying. Because it just couldn't take on fluids and it was in such a week in state that it just didn't make but Still a spectacular bird to find at that time of year And quite a story that Bird from that far south ended up that far are north. So so that was unfortunate that Tam that it wasn't able to To make it so that basically basically completes our lists of birds in the area so On the topic of Bird Rehab facilities. It was a sad news that we just heard that the wild at Heart Rehab Center in Sudbury has recently closed because because of a lack of funding And that's the center that a lot of birds and Burgers that were I relying on on their great great work It's just sad that They were unable to keep Keep going so So we're kind of at a loss for where we're going to be able to assemblies in the future but We'll have to rely on facilities in the south. So so that is sir that that's too bad. On an upbeat note of great interest that we saw that gratitude Boomberg was just recognized by Time magazine as their person of the year so that that is great. News is this inspiring young lady has been making impact around the world and it is great that she is drawing attention to the climate crisis ACIS locally we have an organization called the climate action to miss coming and they just had a meeting last week and They it was quite a spirited meeting. There is about forty people at the meeting and one of the things that they are talking about is among very. There's a lot of very interesting green initiatives that They're thinking about trying to get more and more people involved. We we have quite ed population of people. That are very interested in all sorts of green initiatives and about the climate crisis. One of the things that they're talking about doing which is very action oriented and goal oriented is apparently timmins and Sudbury have submitted document to their municipalities about Getting climate change on the On the agenda The focus for For those communities with some goals and Climate Action to misgiving is GONNA get hold of those documents and present it to to the to Miss Coming Chores Council and have them considering what climate change goals We should have locally Colle- so I think that's a fantastic initiative and Hopefully that the next meeting will bring will be able to talk to some people and get And get some voices about what people think are important for us locally so So well then Greta and well well done climate action to miss coming for all the fantastic work you're doing to To help us locally take on the climate crisis Mm One the there was a an a not going to mention the name of the company because I'm not sure if they would want me to do that. I right now but I had a very interesting conversation conversation. Just the other day with With a fellow WHO's company is. They decided that they did not want to burn any brush pile so his his companies involved with converting Forcet areas that are private land as none. None of it is crown land so the the the other name for private land is patent land so basically if it's private land you can decide you wanna clear the trees and converts private land a private forest into farmland. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's it's totally legal But it's been a long practice long-term practice where people cut the trees. The trees get pushed into do the trees that aren't Marketable that trees the camp take to any lumber mills they get left behind pushed in the slash piles calls and then those piles get burnt and his companies. You was well. That's just contributing more to climate change and to producing Marcio too to so they developed some machinery that basically goes in and chops up. Whatever is left? He said that they their their their plan. Is that the forest companies have to take all of the trees that are over four inches in diameter and so the ah any trees that are under that their machinery can basically chop gobble up. Whatever you WANNA call? It turned into fiber that gets turned into into the soil. That basically helps the soil so initiatives like that are are things that That they can you know pretty some hope that As practices changed there'll be less carbon that's released into the environment and UH so so I'll I'll talk to him at another time and and maybe he'll be happy that I use his company but for now I just thought I'll l.. I would sites that that the last thing that I wanted to talk about is on the ABA podcast. Today I was listening to a Christmas list of bird word bucks that people may be interested in so for the burden on the family if it was interesting because there is There are two people were talking talking boat to their favorite books. One is the lady by the name. Madonna Schulman who you could visit their website. which is ten thousand birds? She's which is very interesting website because they're basically talking about the excitement of bird adventure and bird travel and how to find birds in your area so that might be a website that people may be interested in going to visit so Donna Schulman as a book reviewer from ten thousand birds and Nate Swick had his own list. And I'm going to kind of combine the two less because they you both came up with their top five. And they're some redundancy in the two lists so So the books that they were talking about one which I I would love to get my hands on. It's I didn't know that it's called. The Peterson Reference Guide to sparrows of North America. I know that has people really tickling it there because sparrows a lot of people refer to sparrows. LBJ's little brown jobs. I have a sparrow thing. I'm not sure what it is. But each sparrow has some way to identify it as subtle as it often is but I love identifying sparrows and so that book is by fellow by name of Rick right and that's So that's Peterson's reference guide to spare the North America uh-huh so that'd be lovely to find that in a stocking. I'm sure For those photographers in the crowd There's a Buco called mastering bird photography by Marie read and they were in the podcast. They were really the exciting about this book. And so that would be for photographers. And one of the things that we're seeing as Especially on board that people can actually download pictures of birds that they've taken a rate to the mccully Website For that but it seems that a lot of people now have the feeling that especially if they find a rarity that people are GonNa want take a photograph and For those that don't have expense of cameras even getting a picture on your phone is his really worthwhile but Bird photography is huge so that for an interview that have a friend who's a into photography that would be a great great read. There's a book called Children's book which I'm going to try to get my hands on it's called old rubies birds by Maya Thompson and it's published by the Cornell lab of ornithology so that would be great because I was just Looking I have a A grand niece that That I would like to looking for for bird book and we have the fantastic local bird stores which is called Shadan wire and I'm going to be Trying to talk to them into Getting that on the shelves So that sounds like a that. Sounds like a great book Another book that's out. There is called a season in the wind and that that subtitled inside the world of Spring Migration. And that's by a very famous murder by the name of Ken Kaufman Ken Is was was instrumental. One of the founders of the black sorry the Black Swamp Brit Observatory Which is on the south shore of Lake Erie in.
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"Tom and Joanna. We happy because I was Coached that I don't need to say the. WWW and In fact sometimes uh-huh apparently I don't say all the W. So but allegedly We don't need to say the WS anymore. So I've been this'll the last time I have to talk about that so One of the interesting things about the about the I heard this On Talk and birds with Ray Brown which we've talked about that podcast. A fair bit. He was throwing it some stats on his latest. PODCASTS which I thought was was really interesting so The two thousand Eighteen Christmas Bird Count had seventy six thousand nine hundred eighty seven participants Fifty nine thousand of those were in the USA. Fourteen thousand were in Canada and the other four thousand were in In South America and in the Caribbean and some other places across the globe so so that is That's quite a lot of participants just in one year so it's So people can get a sense that it is quite widespread and and that is sir. That's really quite interesting so a couple of things that I wanted to mention at just Last weekend I had the chance to travel to To get note to do some birding with Our friend Greg grand and it was really cool to be able to To Go to another location and do some birding and Greg always tells me about birding opportunities in the gap the area and so it's really neat to be able to see places that he birds one of the things that there's the gap no hills also just Outside get notes a small range of Mountain said really I guess is must be part of the just Near the the Appalachians I guess but The he referred to get no mountains and we went there hoping to find finds the Golden Eagles but unfortunately we were able to find any goldens but But it was still a lot of fun to get out there. We did see Red Cross bill which was exciting. Winging and just there's some real interesting variances between That area which even though it's lots it's a farmland they don't seem to get a Lotta snow buntings. We did find one small flock they also had some roughly roughly Hawk and But it was just super cool to get a chance to get it with Reagan. And that's one of the. I think one of the things that is really special about birding is that it's so transportable portable and you can go anywhere to do it and then Greg was One of the things that he was really committed to was getting me to Do subverting it as many different counties as we could so that that would show up on e. bird so so it was really neat we there's lots of varied habitat because Get Noah's just as people may know is on the other side of the river. I'm so there is lots of opportunity some birds in the in in the rapids and also neat just to see some of the Some of the efforts that the local bird club has done to get up bird feeders in the area and to even put up MM lots of wood duck boxes which apparently are being used by screech owls but of the screech owls will come out and perch In the whole well when the The whole in the the boxes When things get colds to warm up but we I they weren't able to see a screech? How so so that was that was pretty cool and one of the one of the reasons are the reasons I was in the GATT? No area to begin with was I went down to My role well as president of the Anterior Bird Banding Association was to go down to To see a buyer Dr Campbell. Who's the treasurer of the Ontario Bird Banding Association and she was just retiring In her role at Canadian wildly service where she'd been there for forty forty-five years She's a tremendous lady and have a lot of respect for her and and all the things that she's accomplished over your career your and So that was wonderful to go down to her retirement and to see her received the Ginette Dean award which is the most prestigious St Jude Award that The Bird Benny sociation gives out and So that was really wonderful that barb was able to get that award very well deserved. was there I bumped into a couple of People that have an association with the Marsh and one fellows rose. Whose name is Kevin Hanna? years back. He was encouraging us to participate in a winter. Finch bending program where air we were putting color bands on common read polls and on evening and Pine Bros speaks so he was telling me that his research has been peer reviewed. He's had to make a few adjustments to to his paper that his vote up to the published. which would should be coming out in January? So we're super excited to see the results of there is what he the other thing that we were doing for. That study was We were taking a tail feather which was going to be amortized for isotope analysis us which is really interesting because when you take tail feather and They do the isotope analysis. They can Ascertain `certain where the bird originally bred so So that will be really interesting to see where the birds as we were catching up the marsh where they originally started and The other person I ran into was Chris Sharp. Who We've talked about recently. Because he was doing the research on Sandhill cranes in the Belleville area not too far from the Hilton March and Christmas telling me that they've already been finding out. A lot of information on the transmitters were putting on the birds and a They were he was saying that the Sandhills which was very unexpected Most of the sandhills that they banded left the province so they just basically once their migrations started they just kept bugging. We did have an extremely cold November So and late October. So perhaps not that unexpected but just not very characteristic of a fall migration interesting. The one of the birds showed up at a lung point. Bird of Atari of people are able to go out and see that bird so's Some very interesting that and that was raped by bird studies Canada. So that was So that was really interesting so it was nice to to bump into for those people and hear about research that is ongoing at the marsh. We did talk just momentarily about e bird and last week. I was mentioning that That we felt that the hellish immerse research and Education Center Has had an influence on Birdie the area and we're just finding that more and more people are Engaged Ebert and more engaged in birding thing and putting up feeders in the area so I did take a moment to to to. I thought it would be worthwhile seeing if I could back up that notion and I look back so so Ebert as we've mentioned before he buried is a citizen science initiative and people can put checklists Louis Online on the Ibert portal and one of the nice part about that is that people can go back and look at Past best efforts so I just went back to two thousand ten and compared to what was happening. Moving forward so In two thousand and ten There were twelve people. That were submitting Ebert checklist in the mixing area and there were one hundred nine nine species that had been identified in the area and so if we move forward from their two thousand eleven Move from fifteen some people participating to one hundred and four species two thousand twelve sub big jump to fifty seven people participating in one hundred and eighty nine species and we look to two thousand and Seventeen we had over one hundred people participating this painting and twitter and twenty four species were identified and so far this year. Were over one hundred. People submitting checklist. T. Bird and were at at two hundred and fifteen species so when you contrast that that two hundred fifteen species just nine years back to two thousand and ten where we mentioned. We had one hundred and nine with only twelve people sitting checklists that I think that really speaks volumes to How birding is really? He caught on in the area and a number of the murders that we've had This year are Burger Center out of the area that have been attracted to the area for For various reasons and I just Yeah so I think it's It says something to the effort that the that the the marshes done And one of the things that I was able to find when I was looking for that data on Ebert was something that really it caught. My attention is an I I don't know my way around Ebert as much as some of our local burgers Mark Milton to surreal expert on E.. Burt so we should I'm going to endeavour to get mark On the podcast at some point so I'll have to entice awesome somehow to get in here but I'm kind of of great interest to me was I looked at the countries that submit the most checkless so a not really that surprising The United States So far this year there's been thirty nine almost forty million Ryan checklists submitted The states have submitted four and a half million Canada right now. We are in second at seven hundred. Forty six thousand thousand India's at third two hundred seventeen thousand. Australia is almost at two hundred thousand followed by Spain. United Kingdom Columbia Taiwan Costa Rica and Mexico but when it comes to species that are actually cited The number one country for species that have been identified is Columbia at one thousand seven hundred. Thirty one followed by Peru at one thousand seven hundred nineteen Brazil. Where of course I should say of course but Brazil as a as an area of big concern with With all the fires in the Amazon They have one thousand six hundred and forty. Three species Ecuador's fourth at one thousand five hundred and thirty one Indonesia's fifth at one thousand four hundred thirty five followed by by Bolivia. One thousand two hundred thirty nine. India had one thousand one hundred ninety two followed by China one thousand one Canady four Venezuela one thousand and eighty one and Mexico at a thousand and four to put that into perspective. Canada is fortieth with five hundred twenty six species and the USA is twelfth at nine hundred turned twenty eight species so you can see. There is a huge amount of birds in central and South America which has all sorts of migratory it concerns with climate change and land use practices. So it's so I thought when I came across that that is that super interesting but it really does show how bird is a international citizen Science Initiative. And it's phenomenal. I Don t find what the total number checklist is of all time but to see just this year that we've had thirty nine million seven hundred sixty three thousand. Six hundred and eighty eight checklist bliss done and the species for worldwide the species ten thousand.
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"Happens every spring. I don't think we perhaps give this area enough. Attention is that an especially spring and into the breeding season just the other day we had <hes> a lady not far away from the theater marsh that found a great grey owl that was on the ground and she thought it was potentially had fallen out of the nest and perhaps been abandoned by the mother and <hes> luckily she was able to phone us and we were able to get her Colorado way we told her to just believe that Byrd B. and it turns out that the mother came and took care of that <hes> chick that have fallen the nest and it was a very happy ending if she had taken that <hes> young great great chick away from the nest then that would have been a huge problem because then we would have to found a Rehab Center for that <hes> or she would have had to found Rehab Center that would take that bird so so the best thing to do if if you find baby birds on the ground is leave them be the mothers will take care of them if they are able to fly out of the nest they are really close to be with a leave the nest I and they will most likely be able to succeed with the help of the mother one thing that we find with the tree swallows is that often <hes> they seem to be adopted by other adults so if for chick comes out of the nest a little earlier than they should. They'll be perhaps as many as eight to twenty birds adult set will keep feeding and will drive predators away so the best thing to do is to leave chick that you find if you find them on the ground just leave them be and the adults will take care of them and we'll drive predators away <hes> if you have removed bird or or if you're really concerned and you have a situation where you think abandoned bird needs to be taken care of the Hilton Marsh does not take care of. We don't do any kind of bird rehab. You need a provincial permit to take curb records. The closest place with a rehabilitation permit is in submarine. It's an organization called wild at heart..
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"It has bells in it? Yeah. That, yeah, that's an unusually smells like like pepper from the bears. I season so Christie, you've met, because Chris's it's kinda neat. I've traveled with Chris, too long point bird observatory we often get to go down together to the -tario, bird banding association meeting. Everyone's always happy to see Chris. He's been to number of stations. And, and Chris, you always speak favorably about the Marsh, which I liked seven you can compare the merch others stations. Maybe just give people a sense of how you because you have to tell me that the marshes unique compared to and every station, I, I should make sure that people realize that all the stations are very neekam. They're all doing, great work. But you often, tell me that the marshes your favorite. Yeah. Well, yeah, the marshes definitely become my home. My. Home base. My home place. Though there's so many wonderful things that I love about the March one thing I love about it is the outreach to people were always just have we just have an amazing opportunity of the March to share what we're doing with a lot of people and I really enjoy that. Sometimes if you come into the Marsha might seem a little frantic, but I love sharing stuff and I love how. I just love how we do that. I love the diversity of programs. We have at the Marsh were always, whether we're monitoring winter finches when it's ridiculously cold, and we're enjoying one of those lovely northern Ontario winters or were banding owls in the middle of the night, or, or monitoring hummingbird migration, or a songbird migration is just there's always something going on this, very rare. There's only a few months of the year with his nothing really happening on the surface of the March that there's almost always something happening. So that's enjoyable and then just a great crew of people who are kind and, and, and dedicated to virgin and just we're passionate about what they do is a great makes for great atmosphere. Also. That's perfect. Thanks, thanks, Chris. Thanks for joining us, and we're going to be hearing from Chris in future of associate because as I mentioned he is there bender and charge were very fortunate that Chris. Was able to join us for another another spring because last year we're pretty certain Christmas thinking that his his path was taking away from from banding, but we're very fortunate have Chris or Vander charge and we really feel that the next week is going to be an exciting week for capturing bird. So, so I'm sure we're going to be having Chris coming in on a future associates, Chris, those also. Thanks for excellent. So now we're going to we're going to bring Greg into the air chair here, and we'll hear few noses as he steps rate in, so Greg, thanks for coming, and, and we're very fortunate, Greg has been. So, I'll, I'll sort of start with maybe the same question that because of my memory gaps here, maybe could just give us. Let us know how long you been coming, and maybe where that all began. Haven't verse for a little while. And I'd been nomadic biologist here. And they're all over the country. And at one point, I'd met Murph at a conference any mentioned there, quite a few ELS around in. So I always had the Martian mind that Nash would come along. And if I myself working in Sudbury, had some vacation time and decided and that week, Murph sent out an Email looking for people new, volunteer accommodations available anti book, the week of vacation time came over to Marsh immediately fell in love. There's so many birds so much diversity, and there's no crowds, like you'd get at some of the Severn Ontario stations or any of the more populous regions of Canada. And it was basically a. Decided I'd come back as frequently as I could. And I've been doing that since two thousand fifteen I think, okay, so sounds right. And, and we're really fortunate because Greg has he's been to other bedding stations as well, and he has it's fantastic. When we can get a volunteer that has so much skill and extraction and understanding Howie agents expert, so we're really fortunate that great can. And when you come here usually comes for ten days spring, and fall. So and as Greg mentioned that a real game changer for us was the ability to house of volunteers, so without without that ability. And again, I'm no I to be doing this every podcast, but. A huge thank you to all the people that supported our fundraising efforts to, to get tired our trailer. We called it the raise the roost and without your support, we wouldn't we wouldn't the volunteers that I mentioned that here this year, we we'd have no way to be able to, to comedy them. But and one of the things that Greg has really brought to us is he loves to use audio lures. So an audio leaders to me sounds like such an unusual term to say using playing a call to attract birds, and, and Greg is exceptional at that. So doing this speak to that at all. Well, depending on the situation, you want to Banderas, passively. But if you want to target certain hard to capture species, you may have to go outside of the box in for my master's work. I worked on Whipple's and they don't just Ren hit the Nezar low-density. They roam huge areas. And so you don't if you don't use lure you can't catch them. And so, at the March, we have a number of these species, including some of the Marsh birds like the rails Soro's Virginia rails. They won't normally fly into a mist net, but you can actually lure them into a just a walk in trap. If you put the speaker behind that, they'll walk in, and then you can capture them. And so a lot of these more elusive species can e captured different ways other than the standardized methods. Yeah. Let's those Uttley perfect. And one of the things that Greg has really excited. Past volunteers at the Mercian. I. I always think about tests therapies mirror in last year. And how excited she was when we caught a billion would pecker and which is a bird that I without the audio Lewer, we'd only ever caught one and it's, it's certainly. Yeah. So it's and it's it's a great technique to be able to, to help catch. Now, one of the challenges with using audio layers is, it's hard to have them as part of a banning protocol. So sometimes it's especially when you're doing your masters with whipper will kinda magin pass. So that's the term that they use as passive netting. And as an will just to, to speak to that for moment is back when they used to bandsaw wets, these just put nets up. So I can't imagine an analogy we use audio lure. So we play the solid call and I can't imagine. The amount of research in understanding on solid populations. We've gained is incredible. So without the Lura kept imagine what we would do y'all with saw, let's actually used thing that it was threatened species were extremely rare until they found these volume lures, what that allowed is more accurate representation of these solid populations. And it's allowed us figure out over time. The population dynamics oh, saw west go through cycles. Every four years, they follow a small mammal populations. But before then with just passive netting, and there were so few captures that knowing actually knew what was going on with them. They just thought they were quite rare. It's just that they're very hard to catch without and they're small they hide in holes in trees, and they're really hard to find. So people thought their rare, we don't see them, therefore, they're in trouble. But it's not wasn't an actual reflection until they started. The audio lors to figure it out what the metro state was. Yeah. So, so I think maybe what, what we might potentially see with using the lure with other species, despite the issues with protocols is that we may just find that that may be more effective way to, to catch them. And one of the one of the one of the things that I think may be a reason that Greg likes coming into the Marsh, and it's becoming harder and harder every years that when, when a bender gets a chance to ban the bird for the first time as for his abandoned tick. And when Greg, I came we're able to get him, lots of banning ticks, and now it's getting a little bit harder. Definitely I I'm reaching kind of Poletto for the region. I've gotten a lot of the local specialties. I remember my first time over here. Murph has a bag takes out a Kingfisher Greg. Have you done a Kingfisher before? Kingfisher's are rare any station. And I was really pleased in, like very thankful that Murphy gave me the opportunity to ban one of these Kingfisher's. And then the next bag was Greg, have you done a kestrel before. And it left a very positive first impression on the Marsh, and probably a come over a bit more, but even without definitely would've kept on coming simply due to the diversity that great crew up here. It's fantastic area work with also great. The of may be of the other thing that the I should mention that's become a bit of an interesting. An attribute we call it a cursor what it is but of the day after the less two years, three years three, so the last three years after Greg has left the very next day. We've caught a species called Nelson sharp tailed Sparrow, and Greg has really wanted to veal to capture and van one of those birds. So I so hopefully we're really hoping this year while he's here that he's going to get a chance to we were yesterday. We caught a Kennedy and I was really hoping that it was gonna be a bending tick for Greg, but he told me. An amazing Canada, Jay. Did I say great ages? I think I did again. It's a bad habit. Okay. So that's an aside, a Greg Telser Kennedy jas story Murphy's quite excited with the candidate j and took it out of the bag. And like I said, someone else can have it. I've done one before and asked me where I was working fort McMurray and won. The crews, I was working with asked me, what I wanted, and I said, I'd like Canada, Jay and maybe a couple of western tanners and on the first net round, we had a Canada Jay and second with three of these most three beautiful western Tanner's with flaming orange heads and jet black wings and a bright yellow body. It's one of those once in a lifetime experience the of that happening are astronomical. It just happened to be my wishlist that day. So when Greg mention that yesterday to us, we said, we'll come on just tell us what you want, like will maybe maybe your luck will baterial is into some, some Vert. So, so the other thing is that Greg has an amazing job. So could you explain your your job to us? Yeah. So I'm the collections met assistant collections manager at the Canadian museum nature, I am in charge of birds and mammals. So I managed the national collection. Isis graduate students said researchers with any loans from Israel's at the museum for my mice action. I, acquire new material usually through window kills these days. Unfortunately, we have a lot of birds hitting windows. But it we put them to us when we. We can road. Kill's Andras natural causes of death. I've had a lot of things. Vol, even people at the Marsh have picked up Burs from window kills Roque Brogel weasels and stuff like that for me. When I come up, now, one of local conservation officers kept a swan which had been mistakenly shot for. Goose. And so it's another part of my job. Not as pleasant in the banding, but we put him to get used any gets used for research. Greg jobs in incredible. I had the pleasure of Greg was taking me around to show me a lot of the specimens that they've been able to.
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"We are exploring all sorts of funding applications to make that money go even further. And there's some exciting news up coming, but I've told not to talk about it yet, so I don't want to, I don't want to jinx it, so we're so we're going to be looking forward to to that coming up. I wanna talk about snow buntings once more because seem that people from, if people have heard earlier episodes, they would have heard me whining about the lack of snow buntings and, and even the placement that we've put our feeding site out by by our river hosts in Hilliard township and which isn't, it's not very far from the Marsh. So, but I'm happy to report that today we Bennett, our thousand snow-bunting yesterday, banded one hundred seventy. The to today, we banded one hundred fifty four. So we did almost a third of the birds just in the last two days and what we may find in the north is that even though we do have small flocks of snow buntings throughout the winter that image, just be that we have to be patient and wait for the spring, because it seems that that's the time of the year that we get the biggest concentration of snow buntings so far. We haven't had a foreign bird, which to us, what that means is a bird that wasn't bene- by s but banded by another another banner at another site. So we haven't had one of those, which I've been finding as a little bit odd because usually with that number of birds, we usually would get, get a foreign recapture, but they didn't ban a lot of birds in southern Ontario because the there wasn't very much snow in the south this year. And a lot of Bandres in the south were very frustrated. David lamble, usually gets between eight and ten thousand birds. I don't believe even got a thousand this year. I know there was some big days that they had Nancy Ferber out of Ruthin had one day where she banded two hundred sixty buntings. And so that was great. So, but that was not the norm. So we were really excited though that we, we caught a bird yesterday that initially was banded by us at our Dawson point site. That was initially banded in January, the twelfth of two thousand fourteen it was banded as what we call an after second-year mail. And so that suggested that bird would be potentially could be eight or or could be eight years or older because it would have hatched two years previous to that zone two thousand twelve so, so the interesting. To, to know that we are so very sad about that. And we also caught a bird yesterday. That was banded at Kerns public this year, and it's interesting that the birds for them to the, the distance to, to fly to find another feeding area isn't isn't very onerous. So it's yes. So that was that was quite interesting. And now of great interest, always when you ban bird, his wondering if the potential for were that bird could show up. And there's the suggestion that a lot of the bird's still from our area. We have had some birds set of been recaptured in Quebec. So it's a it's a great curiosity to know to know where they're going. So some some day when we can put some GPS trackers on them. We'll be able to figure out exactly where they're going, but they cost about two thousand dollars each. So we'll have to get some significant funding before. We could participate in that, but even even be able to be part of the Canadian snow-bunting network is, is very gratifying. And it'll be interesting to see if where some of these bird show up, there was a bird, that was banded in wealth years ago that showed up in Greenland. So that would that would certainly be very exciting. One of our birds could could make its way to Greenland. But we've had as mentioned, we have a thousand opportunities for those birds to show up somewhere, so that so it's been a great been a great spring of Benning snow buntings. What at want to talk about as well. I wanted to romo's done here, but I wanted to, to mention that there's a new organization that's just formed in the two mrk Marya that call themselves climate change mrk Ming, and they had a what they called a climate change cafe and the library of Tim assuming district secondary school last week. And it was it was fantastic. It was it was great to see their a lot of youth there. And there is some of very informative presentations, and there is some breakout sessions, where people had a chance to talk about some of their concerns and some some remedies that people could contemplate on an individual basis. And. And it it's it gave me a gave me a sense of hope, but I have to be honest the when they are making the presentations. It was it was a real Certa slap in the face that when we really start to contemplate, what's happening with the with your climate, and, and, and it really, really drove home. The message that it's something that and something that we need to do something about. And I, I guess one of the things that really hit home for me was there is a young lady from Norway that. I think everybody seems to know about I can't even remember her name. I don't wanna pick just a an iconic Norwegian name. I think your name vitamin Greta, but not I'm not sure. And apparently everyone has seen this little Ted talk that she was on. L L throw it out there for in case somebody hasn't come across it. But so they could they could Google, Google that Ted talk. But what what she was talking about which really got my attention, was that she when she first heard about this, when she was ten years old. She heard people talking about a climate crisis, and she couldn't understand why it wasn't on the news every night. And why it was that the, the best scientists in the world. Weren't working with governments to try to make a change. And, and I, I guess that's the notion that, that perhaps, I've been a little sleep sleep at the wheel on is that I really haven't thought of it in those terms that it's an absolute crisis. But when when you start to look at the data the projections, it's, it's certainly that and that's one of the things that people the most common questions, I get about our bird research is what signs were seeing that the birds are being impacted by climate, so it's, so it's a real shadow to the folks that are part of that to climate change to misgiving. Good on you, folks. And, and again, it's great to see so many kids involved in. And, and hopefully the group will be able to make some local changes so that so we can help mitigate some of those changes that we know are coming. So in closing here an another shout to the technical wiz, Ben macpherson's, thanks for putting on another episode at tabby MEC studios and other episode of bird banter with broil Bruce, signing off take care of the birds..
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"So that's where it sort of gets its name. The thunder pumper also kind of sounds like a piledriver as like a two pound stakes in the ground. Oh, yes. I didn't I didn't associate pile driver with them. But that makes sounds like so there you go. So good for you four at a four L champion really actually surprise. Also. You can buy lunch now. I mean. Awesome. Those fun. I think you should keep doing that. I think that's really fun. Yeah. It's always, great to have you coming to that we have a fantastic picture of you somewhere with holding a boreal, Al which is a boreal el-zor birds that often burgers, never see. So and actually, I was going to mention this a little bit later, but I'll jump to a right now that we're talking about boreal als, but David Lapuma of he is the head of bending operations. The Cape May bird observatory, and they found a dead boreal owl in Nantucket island, which is incredible to know that bird from the Morial forest would go all the way down there, because there, there's a place not to Kingston called 'em Hearst island where sometimes the boreal als down there. It's there. A place there called, I'll woods. And it's noted for, for whatever reason they seem to get lots of lots of ELS air. But for now to go all the way down to untuckit, and my I have to confess my American geography isn't very strong. So I actually looked up. On Google maps. I decided to take a peek in Nantucket island is about one hundred miles south of Boston, and it's an island that is on its its rate out into the Atlantic. So the fact that, that boreal made it all the way down there and then decided to jump over the water and ended up on that island. And my understanding is that it was seen alive for a couple of days and then it died, so which is sad. But still exciting that boreal made it all the way down there. And we didn't bam that many boils this year. So there wasn't we weren't really seeing a big movement of boreal 's, but we're anticipating the next big year for boils will be two years. They seem to be on a four year cycle. So we weren't really his painting, a big movement, but that was that was certainly noteworthy. So what I want to talk about just briefly. Now, there's a couple of little items. That we're going to go through here. Catch the ace is still ongoing. And that's our progressive lottery. We are now up to thirteen thousand dollars. So if there's anyone locally listening to this, that would like to get a ticket, you can get in touch with, with any of the directors of the Marsh or you can pick up tickets in town at lease garden center at ambers at Eve's fine meats at Shatin warr at bench, wellness at pennies hairstyling and at Marshall's pharmacy in England and or you can get in touch with with us the Facebook at the Hilton Martius if you want to get tickets to be on that draw so the next draws actually happening app to. Zonta as which happens every Wednesday night, and that's going to be Christmas Eve. So the Marais Shays coming in just to open up so that we can have the draw. So because the we thought that what I say. Not Chris Boxing Day. That's what I meant thanks. Let's thing that they're sort of making science here. Twenty six is definitely a Boxing Day. I guess the twenty-fifth is Boxing Day eve, also notice Christmas. Anyway, the so it's so raid has the Kevin so the lottery corporation, the way it worked out, is that we thought that we might be able to postpone a draw for week but I guess, within the all the rules that we signed up for. It has to happen. And we need to be open for an hour and a half to Celtic switches, what was stated in the lottery licence? So if you haven't been able to get a ticket, and you want to come to Zonta as between six and seven thirty we'd be happy to sell you tickets, so that you can be in the draw and the draw will be posted on Facebook life. So you'll be able to see the other one that's coming after that. If there is another draw will be happening on the falling Wednesday, which is rate after new year. So it'll be the first draw the year. So. So we are very excited. Thanks, all the people that are purchasing tickets, the weekly winners have been getting about six hundred dollars each week now. So it's nice to see that the draws up there. And as an that money that the Marsh gets from that is going back into helping the Marsh out and it, it's a fantastic way for you to props field to make some money and help the Marsh at the same time. So we're also working on some very exciting developments for the Marsh that hopefully we'll have an announcement in the new year. So there's, we are very busy right now trying to get some, some new things happening at the March to make it just a more positive visit for Oliva people that enjoy coming up to the Mersch. So the next speaking of coming out to the Mersch we are. Absolutely looking forward to the CBC for kids, which is going to be happening on January the fifth. So we are asking people to Preregister for that. So today for families, and their kids. So the only reason we need you to Preregister so that we can make sure that we get the supplies for, for the craft that we're doing, and to be able to get organized knowing how many people are coming, believe we already have twenty four people that have pre-registered their kids. So we're definitely looking forward to that January, the fifth, and, again, you can go to the Marsh website, the Hillary March dot com to get more information and to register your kids, the next item that's coming up is going to be February the second Saturday. And that's when we are. Braiding world wetlands day. And we're going to be doing some tours that day we're going to be doing some bird banding. We're going to arrange to have some snow shoes out so people can get right out into the rate on top of the frozen. Marsh itself. So we've mentioned this are less podcast, and we're definitely looking forward to that. So so we. Wanted to make sure that everyone's where head of time that, that event is going to be happening. And as we were talking earlier vote evening, grow speaks. I'm pretty sure that we can, we can will be banning some even grow speaks, Katie was mentioning the J trap, which is hard kind of a hard thing to picture. So Ajay trap, is the it gets its name from the funnels, where the birds, enter the trap, is the shape of J. So it's kind of like the easiest way to describe it. It's kind of fairy elaborate minnow trap. It's big enough that people can walk right into the trap. So, so there's a door that human door. That is. And when I go into the trap, it's a little bit trap is a little bit over six feet tall. So people can walk right into it in the birds, enter through those J funnels and just the other day I was out at the Marsh banding. And we were catching I managed to catch five evening. Grow speaks and about forty common read polls. So once it takes the birds a little bit of time to find the J trap in the winter. But once they find it, we just have to keep the socking the Niger in sunflower seed into the trap, and, and then the birds keep coming. So when we're not actively trapping the doors are left open. So the birds can come and go and feed as they wish. But once we shut the door, then, that's when we start catching the birds and we were actually able to get some funding from the to miss misgiving foundation to build that Jay trap couple years ago, and it's been incredibly effective. So we've been we're really lucky to have it. So. And it's as I said, it's hard to describe, but it's super -ffective. So. Now, I wanted to mention I just heard some good news. Sarah B's MIR some of you may remember Sarah was on a podcast. She was one. She was our volunteer that came from Virginia just found out that she is, she just received a job in Florida. She just accepted the position and is really cool. She's going to be working with. They have a subspecies of grasshopper Sparrow in Florida where they have been captive Lee rearing them, so they so they have a captive ruin program, and one of her jobs is to be taken care of the birds before they release them. And then after they before they release them. They are color, banding them so that they can identify individual birds. And then her job is to go out and. To be monitoring them into the wild so us we're very excited to congratulations to Sarah for forgetting that job. We're proud of you and sound super exciting, and we can't wait to hear more information about that. And Katie also lots of segues with Katie here, today, Katie mentioned Mohammed funny, who's we, he liked to be called MO and MO just got a job in the memorial university, and he is going to be a leading project where they have a wetland rate on the university. So he's going to be taking care of that. And there's gonna be lots of interesting work that he's going to be doing there. So, so we're excited for mo- with that job that he got there. And we're we're hoping that the experience that he gained. The Marsh helped him to land that job. So I had chat with was doing a. A reference call for him. And, and they seem very excited to have him which they should be because he's a superstar so good for Sarah. And, and MO. So. I was I got an X. I was excited to receive an Email the other day from Theresa McKenzie. And Glenn read who have come up to the Marsh often to help out with our banding in the spring, and this is kind of like a shot in the dark but. They had five tree sparrows that they had around their feeder, and they were able to catch them the other day. And one of them was had a band on it. And it was a bird that we initially banded in the spring of two thousand seventeen so it just seemed they, they are banning station is just north of king city, which king city is just outside of Toronto, not very far from Canada's wonderland. And so, for is kind of neat that a friend or friends of ours would get a bird that we'd banded the previous spring. So we thought that was that was really exciting. So. So congratulations. Those folks is always fantastic to hear about a bird that has that we've banded that showing up somewhere. So even more special that it set friends, so that wraps up episode eleven like to thank our studio guests.
"bird" Discussed on Bird Banter with Boreal Bruce
"Report. Welcome to bird banter with boreal, Bruce. This is episode eleven last episode. I was talking about rationalizations and this week. It's optimism. Whilst we rise before the sun to get nets up, hoping abandoned bird will find its way into one of our nets optimism is the reason that every morning, I put fresh corn on snow-covered fields and pas at the piles to scan the sky and listen for the syrupy collar snow buntings every day, I have nothing to report. My spirits were buoyed the other day by call from Vicarage a friend who lives near Engelhard, who has a flock of a two hundred which have found his food. So there are some in the area by this time of year, he usually has about eight hundred strong Joanne's piles at Kerns public school remain untouched as well. And the students seem to be more patient than I am benders. Southern -tario been seeing flocks snow buntings, but they are less loyal than the snow in the south, which comes and goes as temperature fluctuates fundings are dependent on snow in will only travel, as far south as the white reaches the disappearance. The snow buntings in the south based on Chris Burke, count data has led to the creation of the cooperative snow bunting bending network, which is a group of Bandres led by Dr Oliver love at the university of Windsor early research, along with contributions from the students at Kerns public school have led to some confusion about what is actually happening with the buntings, the students managed to recapture number of banded birds that were originally banded by David lamble, just outside of wealth, Ontario. He often bands over seven thousand so buntings year and was delighted find out that these young kids from grade, five to eight were contributes scientific research regarding species as becoming increasingly compromised by global warming. And disappearing snow cover in their southern range. You know what these kids, give us optimism? I also believe when these kids are involved in bird banding. We give them optimism as well. Welcome to episode eleven of bird banter with boil Bruce, we have a full slate. Let's get right to it today in studio. We are joined by keta McPherson, and Katie has been a fan at the Marsh. She's been out holding many different species. I believe her favorite bird told is solid Elvis. She might have come on that later, and we're going to go we're going to start with recapping, perhaps, we might call it our mission statement. But when we really started to do the podcast. One of the motivating features of the podcast was to get information out to the public about about bird banning at Hilton Marsh, and one of the one of the reasons that we wanted to do that is because often. Information about the about the birds that are bandages sort of sit in sit in a file somewhere at the, the banning office. So we really wanted to get the word out about about what we what we're doing at the March. So that sad, just to restate, one of the things that one of the reasons that we're taking on this podcast. So today, we are going to start a new feature that I'm gonna be calling a by the numbers. So what we're going to be doing today is, we're going to be talking about our banning results with evening groceries. So we're gonna start with the call of the evening. Groesbeek. Okay. If anyone has had a chance to read are less newsletter, which we call the Hiller Marsh, we call it the rent, there was a very interesting article by Mike Werner who was talking about the fact that evening. Grow speaks were listed as species of concern in on terror in two thousand sixteen and Mike was pointing out that, that populations of evening. Grow speaks initially as nomadic as they are now they initially started in the west, and they started to move towards the towards the east, and they are a spruce bud worm specialist. So, so basically, what what they do. So the spruce bud worm has periodic outbreaks and we haven't seen an outbreak in over fifty years, so and. And the name of spruce. Bud was kind of an interesting one because their favorite tree species seat is actually Balsam fir. But they definitely also feed on white and black spruce so their populations. They just haven't there hasn't been a big eruption in the spruce bud in a long time. And Mike is convinced that it's their dependence on spruce. Bud worms that has limited the size of their population. So there has been a small oath break in western Quebec, and the Marsh is located right near the Quebec border. So, so last year, we had a real spike in our number of evening, grow speak so conditions were just perfect. And we were able to ban two hundred last year, and so far this year, we've banded sixty seven so restall the spruce bud remote break has been increasing, but. However conditions we didn't catch as many this year. So, but I was looking at the data that we have at banning the Mersch and before two thousand seventeen our average was that we banded, eight birds a year. We had many years that we didn't catch any even grow speak, so they were totally absent and previous to that in two thousand sixteen. We had a high of twenty nine so to see that we ended up two years ago getting two hundred one or previous high was twenty nine is quite phenomenal. So that was that was amazing to see. And right now we have lots of evening, grow speaks in the area. And I was listening to a report vote evening. Grow speaks on a couple of different podcast recently, and the even growth. Speaks have been showing up as was predicted that Byron pit away in Finch forecast that, that the evening grow speaks have descended into the lower forty eight states. And they have been seen as far south recently as Tennessee. So so to me, the, the fact that we still have a lot of evening. Grow speaks in our area, just shows the expanse of that wave of even grow speaks that have moved. So, so and we're anticipating just the fact that we're seeing these fairly robust flocks that, that we could have them throat the, the winters. Well so, so we'll have more to report about that in the future. And on the topic of podcasts. Recently, I came across a podcast that's called Ray Brown's talkin birds and there's no g in the talking. So, so, I would I would encourage people to. Tune into this podcast. And I've been binge listening to it for the last week. And I've listened to quite a quite a few episodes, and I find the episodes that every single episode, there's lots to learn, they'd disconcerted go through go through his sort of his recipe that he has on his show. So it usually starts with something that calls a featured feather friend, when he they do a description of a bird, and in that description, there's always little tidbits that, that new and season burgers can learn from, then he does a conservation salute, which is all which, I also find really interesting because then he's talking about different different people are organisms that have contribute, contributed a lot to conservation in North American. Sometimes in. Central and South America's. Well, so that's always a nice feature to listen to. He often has a fantastic guest speakers. So they're always, there's always something that you're gonna learn from these of very renowned guests beakers. There's one feature that I really liked that. It's a, a section that lasts about a minute where he says, let's ask Mike and it's felony. Mike Connors, who has a who has a bird store in Massachusetts. So he's in fact, Mike has written a couple of books and I've, I've actually recently, just ordered them. So maybe that Sally. We could be talking about in a future show. His the title of his books are. Why do Bluebirds hate me? And the other one is, why don't woodpeckers get headaches. So it's just the, the windy, those titles suggest to me that they're gonna be fantastic. And I enjoy listening to Mike because he's got that fantastic, Massachusetts bus Donen accent. So, so it's always a lot of fun. They also have a mystery bird contest, which is, which is great because they often he does a description. Of the bird and then plays the call of the bird and then people phone in and they tried to, to get the right guests and that they do. So then they get a bird feeder, so which is kind of fun for them, and then they have periodically have a science corner. So there's lots of lots of info I would I highly recommend it. I've as I say, I've been really enjoying it one thing. I heard the other day that one of his guests were talking about they're talking about even grow speaks and against because the fact that evening gross speaks have such an appetite for some flower seeds they referred to them as evening grocery weeks, because of the amount that it would cost to, to feed them. So, so I thought that was that was quite interesting. So the other the other piece that I was really interested in the other day is. One of his episodes is he was talking about the fact that there is a study done in Wisconsin by the nature conservancy that was showing the impact that having a feeders available for birds have, and they were noticing that black kept chickens when there was food, available to them from feeders. They had they had a seventy percent survivorship rate, where am I not sure exactly how they studied this, but they found that birds other tickets that didn't have access to feeder. They only had about thirty five percent servive ships. So and one of the things that came out in the in the research is that it was when birds were at their most stress that the veil ability of having a feeder really made a difference. So they also noticed that that birds that that had access to feeder. Had had higher. Clutch sizes, the chicks weighed more and the couple of other pieces that can't remember now. But it's but as it was, I just, that's just typical of some of the stuff that, that you learn. So that's Ray Brown's talking birds and he has about I he has over seven hundred episodes. So I found myself, I was just listening to a bunch of episodes from back in two thousand fifteen. So, so I guess while I'm traveling. I'm sure I'm going to be tuning in to hear some of those back episodes. So Ray Brown's talking birds and well just while a put a shout out to Yemen. The neat Swick has a podcast as well, and that's with the American birding association. So if you just Google ABA or American breeding association, podcast and his name. As Nate Swick, and that's a biweekly podcast. So it's, it's full of again. Great guest speakers, and you're gonna learn lots from from that podcast as well. Okay. So what we are going to.
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"Local listener, you can also get your tickets at ease. Find cut meats at ambers at Shatin warr at. Lease garden center and at Marshall's pharmacy in England. So those are your tenth other ways to get a ticket for the draw. Excellent. So moving onto the CBC for kids and adults, which will be happening January, fifth at the Marsh, and sometimes things happen. People always say that things sometimes happen for a reason, but last year, we were really disappointed. We had frigid cold temperatures. And we ended up canceling the CBC for kids event at the Marsh, and that just didn't sit well with us because northerners or such a hearty bunch in. There's doesn't seem to be anybody hardier than kids that want to participate in a CBC for kids. So it just our issue really is that are building at the Marsh is a little bit too small. We felt the birdhouse where all our Ben happens, and we just don't have a way to, to accommodate all those kids and parents, so this year. What we're going to be doing We are going to be doing the community hall at in Hilliard's community hall, and there's lots of room in there and what we are going to do it. Super super cold is we're going to do mostly indoor activities, and we're gonna take the kids out for a really brief bird, walk to be able to identify the birds that, that frequent the Marsh in the winter, and if the temperatures are, are much more conducive to doing longer bird, walks and some bird banding, we're going to be doing that as well as well as traditionally done crafts with the kids, and so this year, regardless of the temperature we are going to be running our program and the other difference, this year is that we are in, we I require the parents to stay with the kids because the challenge is transportation now that. We're going to be doing it at the community hall in meeting at the community hall. So parents are gonna have to stay with their kids and we're going to do two shifts or do one group is going to be at the Marsh doing looking for birds and doing bird banding while that's happening back the community hall, the other group is going to be doing some activities and some crafts. And then halfway, we're gonna switch. So the parents will drive the kids from the March to the hall, and those that the hall will drive the kids to the Marsh. So, so that's a that is a new twist of our day, so of so parents in the past drop their kids off them props went shopping or whatever. So they're not doing that this year, and it's better. We want parents and kids doing birding together. I think it's just a much better solution to dealing with. Sometimes those frigid temperatures, we get in early January. So some really looking forward to that. And as well. We are going to be holding the, the sort of more traditional adult Christmas bird count, as going to be happening the same day, we're going to be meeting. Those folks earlier in the day to get them started on the roots, and then they're going to come back later in the day to tell you all the totals that they saw for the bird count and the nice part is that the kids that participated at the Martian, the CBC for kids, their totals will be part of the big tally, as well. So that they'll see that their numbers are going towards going towards the, the, the bigger the bigger Christmas bird count. So, so that's all happening on January, the fifth, and if there are a local people that are interested in finding out more details or more importantly, how to register their kids of they'll be able to check out that information on the website as well. So that. It's Hilton Marsh dot com. So what's next for Martian, terms of banning? So, as I mentioned earlier, the winter finches have been spectacular. We already banded three pine grow speaks this past Sunday. That's November the, the fourth that we managed to put. We've mentioned catch three pine grow speaks seem to be lots of evening. Grow speaks around, which is great news for us and for the Marsh benders. So we're looking forward to doing that. The Siskind numbers seem to be dwindling, a little bit recently. But common red poll numbers are on the increase. So we're going to be probably looking at banding record number of common. Read polls and the same could hold for the pine grow speaks and even grow speaks. The big question is, whether those birds will be held in the area with. With a good supply of seed, mostly Niger for the red poles and some flour, Blackwell sunflower seeds seems to be the preference for the evening. Grow speaks and pine GRA speak, so or whether they just will knowing that there's not a lot of food in field and forest if they will just carry on their migration further south, which would make us all very sad. The other thing that's coming up, we'll be the potential to be banning snow buntings, which happens a lot at Kerns public, which is which is our main focus because a snow buntings prefer. Open field. So Kerns public is smack dab in the middle of all these beautiful fields. So were anticipating that it could be a great year for for snow bunting. So we're really looking forward to the chance to bend snow buntings and also near the river house were in be setting up a snow bunting site that will be able to carry on into the future because there's all farmland around that area. So we've already been seeing some snow buntings others mostly little flocks that receiving that are every now and then will come across and there is one big flock of three hundred that was seen on Saturday, November the third so so that is also early for snow buntings, and hopefully that heralds a great snow-bunting season. So we'll probably be talking more in future podcasts about about that. The other thing that we're gonna be talking about in our next. Cast is about the color bending project were been putting color bands on black cap, chickens and the kids at Kerns public have been very involved in the color, banning project as well as some of them have been coming out to help at the Marsh with that project as well. So we'll just sort of give you a little teaser, for now that project that something that will have more information to talk about on our next podcast. So once again, I'd like to have a big, thank you to bend McPherson for making, I'm sitting in his studio today and it's amazing all the work. He's done of the studio. So he's a technical wizard that makes us all happened. So big shout shoutout to bed McPherson, and thanks for listening to another episode of.