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Forum: Ruffled Feathers Today, 01:42
Replies: 303
Views: 6,077
Posted By Mysticete
There does seem to be mounting political...

There does seem to be mounting political pressure. I never thought I would be in a position to agree with Lindsey Graham or Tucker Carlson on...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Yesterday, 13:55
Replies: 84
Views: 6,346
Posted By Mysticete
Yes I know...I am horrible at editing...I do know...

Yes I know...I am horrible at editing...I do know the difference between here and hear
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 13:51
Replies: 54
Views: 1,607
Posted By Mysticete
The thing is, during a pandemic, the actions of...

The thing is, during a pandemic, the actions of going to twitch a bird may not affect the twitcher, but could influence others:

A) Part of the stay close at home order is as much about minimizing...
Forum: Birds & Birding Yesterday, 03:25
Replies: 54
Views: 1,607
Posted By Mysticete
I don't see how you can see twitching as an okay...

I don't see how you can see twitching as an okay thing if there is a shelter in place order. The idea is not to travel far from home...even places with looser restrictions than much of Europe (like...
Forum: Bird Taxonomy and Nomenclature Thursday 2nd April 2020, 13:57
Replies: 84
Views: 6,346
Posted By Mysticete
not much new hear, other than confirmation that...

not much new hear, other than confirmation that the Comb Duck split passed, and hummingbirds did get reorganized.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 2nd April 2020, 13:47
Replies: 54
Views: 1,607
Posted By Mysticete
If you live in a region with a lot of twitchers...

If you live in a region with a lot of twitchers and the region has a stay at home order, then yeah, you should probably keep it to yourself.

If the area is low population density with few people who...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st April 2020, 19:52
Replies: 80
Views: 1,340
Posted By Mysticete
Including my exercise walks around my...

Including my exercise walks around my neighborhood:

Common Merganser
House Sparrow
Eurasian Starling
American Robin
Common Grackle
Mourning Dove
Herring Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Sunday 29th March 2020, 14:03
Replies: 303
Views: 6,077
Posted By Mysticete
These are considered essential, because if your...

These are considered essential, because if your plumbing breaks, electricity goes out, or any other random household/car issues may happen, you need to be able to buy the tools and material to...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 27th March 2020, 13:28
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By Mysticete
No need to switch to conspiracy theories....

No need to switch to conspiracy theories. Normally yes, the viruses jumping hosts would be rare events, but given the number of animals that pass through these markets and degree of crowding and poor...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 27th March 2020, 13:25
Replies: 303
Views: 6,077
Posted By Mysticete
the fact that people are jumping to quarantining...

the fact that people are jumping to quarantining the elderly rather than try to follow South Korea's lead might have more to say about there confidence in the abilities of our leaders and governments...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 27th March 2020, 13:18
Replies: 233
Views: 5,786
Posted By Mysticete
Yep...my dentist sent out an email saying that I...

Yep...my dentist sent out an email saying that I think they are suspending routine teeth cleanings, check ups, and so on through April. However, most dentists are still available for...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 26th March 2020, 21:49
Replies: 233
Views: 5,786
Posted By Mysticete
Indeed. I am incredibly sympathetic to those that...

Indeed. I am incredibly sympathetic to those that want this to end sooner than later. We are in tough times, and I think this is probably the first time since world war 2 that we have had an event...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 26th March 2020, 16:41
Replies: 233
Views: 5,786
Posted By Mysticete
It's never been about eradicating the virus, it's...

It's never been about eradicating the virus, it's about slowing the rate of transmission down so that hospitals can keep up with the patient load, and to buy more time for more supplies to be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 26th March 2020, 16:21
Replies: 804
Views: 33,476
Posted By Mysticete
I would imagine dumb Gen-z'ers here and elsewhere...

I would imagine dumb Gen-z'ers here and elsewhere would be the groups that people are going to remember as flagrantly disregarding Covid news. Birders are relatively well behaved compared to some of...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 25th March 2020, 13:44
Replies: 41
Views: 972
Posted By Mysticete
Ever consider that if all of the news sources...

Ever consider that if all of the news sources disagree with you (except for Fox of course), than perhaps you are the one with the faulty view on the world?
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 24th March 2020, 21:59
Replies: 233
Views: 5,786
Posted By Mysticete
The sad thing is, those on the right who are so...

The sad thing is, those on the right who are so eager to open up the economy or who are not supporting social distancing are the folks who are going to drag all of this stuff out. I do actually...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 16:16
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Mysticete
Apparently there has been a decline stateside,...

Apparently there has been a decline stateside, but they are still an abundant bird, especially in urban settings. Honestly the decline here might be ag-related, given that i think it's the more rural...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 16:14
Replies: 804
Views: 33,476
Posted By Mysticete
well, our governor today issue a stay at home...

well, our governor today issue a stay at home "order" (mostly a request). All non essential businesses closed, and people should only be leaving there home for groceries and doctors appointments....
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 12:57
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Mysticete
I thought it was changes in agricultural...

I thought it was changes in agricultural practices and such that were playing a bigger role in House Sparrow decline in their native range?

Seems odd that it would be pollution, given that House...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 23rd March 2020, 12:53
Replies: 804
Views: 33,476
Posted By Mysticete
Anecdotally I have heard that parks near NYC and...

Anecdotally I have heard that parks near NYC and Seattle both having been having crowding issues, and a lot of folks who would otherwise NEVER step onto a hiking trail are going out. Beyond the fact...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 22nd March 2020, 17:58
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By Mysticete
I would recommend either the Nat Geo or the...

I would recommend either the Nat Geo or the Eastern/Western Sibley. Sibley is probably the best for tough identifications, and if you stick to the Western or Eastern versions, it's also small enough...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st March 2020, 16:35
Replies: 804
Views: 33,476
Posted By Mysticete
My understanding is that we are long long long...

My understanding is that we are long long long past the point where we can quarantine and extinguish the virus. The current measures are more to keep the infections rates at a level that hospitals...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 21st March 2020, 13:00
Replies: 804
Views: 33,476
Posted By Mysticete
Yep...and potentially if you can drop the...

Yep...and potentially if you can drop the infection rate low enough, you can do a better job of tracking down sources and isolating them. I believe that is what South Korea has been doing. Granted, I...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 21st March 2020, 12:51
Replies: 1,797
Views: 127,811
Posted By Mysticete
One proposed solution would be to have the...

One proposed solution would be to have the astronauts in a part of the ship with a "tank of water" placed around them. A good thick volume of water IIRC should screen out most of the background...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 20th March 2020, 23:37
Replies: 804
Views: 33,476
Posted By Mysticete
My understanding is that the research group has...

My understanding is that the research group has zero expectation of keeping the current measures in place continuously for a full year, but rather lower the infection/new case rate to a certain...
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