13 Aug 20, 18:32colesea: My kids are experts at games I can only do "Smash buttons" to
13 Aug 20, 18:32colesea: But they still can't beat Mario Bros 3
13 Aug 20, 18:32Velcro: lol
13 Aug 20, 18:33Velcro: depends on the fighting game for me. I'm surprisingly good at a few characters in Soul Caliber games.
13 Aug 20, 18:33Work.Sho: One of the few ways I am a minimalist is phone apps
13 Aug 20, 18:34Work.Sho: or rather apps in general
13 Aug 20, 18:34colesea: Yeah, I resisted getting an iPhone for the longest time because I have no use for the apps
13 Aug 20, 18:34colesea: and I haven't gotten an updated phone at all, so 90% of my apps can't run because I can't upload the iOS
13 Aug 20, 18:34Work.Sho: I don't like apple >.> I feel like they stockholm syndrome into their products
13 Aug 20, 18:35Mobile Tae: Im not a fan of apple either
13 Aug 20, 18:35colesea: Sho: I can barely turn a computer on, I only have an iPhone because of KISS principles
13 Aug 20, 18:35Work.Sho: lol
13 Aug 20, 18:36Work.Sho: I did that with my Dad on his phone when he complained about app notifications
13 Aug 20, 18:36Velcro: You say that, but there is so little difference between iPhone and android these days...
13 Aug 20, 18:36Mobile Tae: Hehe i only have my samsung for internet....solaria mostly
13 Aug 20, 18:36Work.Sho: I think I purged about dozen apps he mysteriously downloaded just because
13 Aug 20, 18:36Velcro: I've done the same for both parent's phone.
13 Aug 20, 18:37colesea: I have my birding apps (Song ID and my ID Pro, my only paid app), and Candy Crush, i'm good
13 Aug 20, 18:37Mobile Tae: Same for my mums phone!
13 Aug 20, 18:37Velcro: Though I did teach my mom to use the Safeway/Albertsons grocery store app.
13 Aug 20, 18:38Mobile Tae: Dad still has his pre smart phone days phone lol
13 Aug 20, 18:38Work.Sho: Do you participate in the iBirdNY, colesea?
13 Aug 20, 18:38colesea: No, what is that? I've done Christmas counts before
13 Aug 20, 18:38Mobile Tae: Which im thankful for hes terrible with technology kierans forever having to restore his laptop qs he deletes files he doesnt like the sound or look of without knowing what they are...
13 Aug 20, 18:39Velcro: Oh my.
13 Aug 20, 18:39Velcro: I feel that. I'm not sure my dad's ever used a computer before, to be fair.
13 Aug 20, 18:40Mobile Tae: My dad thinks he knows about computers.....but nope.. lol
13 Aug 20, 18:41Work.Sho: https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/109900.html
13 Aug 20, 18:41Work.Sho: it's eBird, but close enough
13 Aug 20, 18:42Work.Sho: plus this year they're collecting info for the breeding bird atlas
13 Aug 20, 18:44Mobile Tae: My lecturer at Uni that taught us behavioural ecology was a big bird fan could ID a lot of birds off bird song and such i was never that good.
13 Aug 20, 18:45Mobile Tae: I wasnt that interested in birds then. Wish i had paid more qttention now to him though
13 Aug 20, 18:47Charaa: *pats*
13 Aug 20, 18:47Mobile Tae: Hey Charaa!
13 Aug 20, 18:47Mobile Tae: How are you?
13 Aug 20, 18:47Charaa: Hiya!
13 Aug 20, 18:48Charaa: I am good
13 Aug 20, 18:49Mobile Tae: Good good
13 Aug 20, 18:52Charaa: yup
13 Aug 20, 18:57colesea: Sho: That looks like fun, and Imma go explore that. Tae: I didn't get into birding until I took a semester of field ornithology. It was just the perfect seashore activity for an introvert like me
13 Aug 20, 18:57colesea: *huggles Charra* Sorry, Sabrinn is taking up so much head-space I haven't gotten to Rhodes yet
13 Aug 20, 18:58Charaa: *hugs Colsea* its ok, I havent made the Sabrinn and ebinne thread yet either.
13 Aug 20, 18:59Work.Sho: Im not a birder myself, but I know a few who are pretty hardcore
13 Aug 20, 19:16colesea: I'm not hardcore, I'm happy with my backyard observation, but when we travel I do ask for a day just to bird
13 Aug 20, 19:16colesea: And when at work, I will drop everything to go ID the hawks that fly around here
13 Aug 20, 19:17colesea: Mostly Red Tails, a few Turkey Vultures, Coopers
13 Aug 20, 19:28Charaa: cool
13 Aug 20, 19:53Mobile Tae: I do like birds of prey
13 Aug 20, 19:56Mobile Tae: Mostly buzzards, qnd kestrals around here. Occasional red kite a bit further afield
13 Aug 20, 19:56Mobile Tae: And a owl that sitr outside my bedroom window at nignt and keeps me awake lol
13 Aug 20, 19:56colesea: I love owls, although I've never seen one in the wild. We get Eastern Screech and Great Horned ones, but I never get eyes on them, only hear them
13 Aug 20, 19:57colesea: They can sit in the tree right above me, I don't see them
13 Aug 20, 19:57colesea: Owls are the only thing the hubs is allowed to wake me for at night
13 Aug 20, 19:59Mobile Tae: Ours is q tawny owl
13 Aug 20, 20:00Mobile Tae: Qnd i often see the barn owl up the farm if im up a bit later
13 Aug 20, 20:24colesea: Would love to see a wild barn owl, they are my faves
13 Aug 20, 20:34Work.Sho: There is nothing more frightening than the banshee-like territory cry of a barred owl
13 Aug 20, 20:34Work.Sho: at twilight... in the woods... overcast
13 Aug 20, 20:34colesea: Oh, you have not heard the Screech Owl
13 Aug 20, 20:35colesea: And I'm not talking their little whinny either
13 Aug 20, 20:36colesea: Although, all time freakiest bird call I've ever head goes to Eastern Whip-Poor-Will
13 Aug 20, 20:40Work.Sho: correction, juvenile barred owl calls
13 Aug 20, 20:40Work.Sho: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Barred_Owl/sounds
13 Aug 20, 20:40Work.Sho: the juvenile (Northern)
13 Aug 20, 20:44Emma (m): Can't remember if I've shared before but these videos are cool and relaxing,and I'm watching number 3 while washing dishes https://youtu.be/dBw4Nq6dWDU
13 Aug 20, 20:49Work.Sho: I like the pictures
13 Aug 20, 21:20Mobile Tae: im gonna love you qnd leave you to go to ned
13 Aug 20, 21:20Mobile Tae: *bed
13 Aug 20, 21:20Mobile Tae: Sleeepy sleeepy tae
13 Aug 20, 21:20Mobile Tae: ...was reasy to sleep at 7.30 lol
13 Aug 20, 21:32Charaa: have a good sleep!
13 Aug 20, 22:09Charaa: and there we go!
14 Aug 20, 00:27colesea: "Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all!?"
14 Aug 20, 00:28colesea: Whip-Poor-Will, part of the "goatsucker" family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIxfVSS_65o
14 Aug 20, 00:29colesea: I wish that my professor for Developmental Biology had a voice like that...it was a night class though, so maybe not because it would've put me right to sleep
14 Aug 20, 00:33colesea: And here's the Chuck-Will-Widow, also a freaky bird to hear at night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2T_CoHnZyc
14 Aug 20, 00:34colesea: And the last time I was out camping and heard one of these screams, I thought someone was being murdered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogna0Xcqqns
14 Aug 20, 00:34colesea: There is that cute whinny sound towards the end though
14 Aug 20, 04:18Ivy: We hiked up to Tesuque Peak today, where we were accosted by a pair of gray jays during lunch. There's a good reason they call them "camp robbers"
14 Aug 20, 04:19Ivy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_jay
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