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Here is the one of the best YouTube hummingbird banding videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odmct5HSyBE

It does an excellent job actually showing the banding process and also discussing the birds being banded. Enjoy!

LOOK AT THIS VIDEO

LOOK AT THESE HUMMING BIRDS, WITH THEIR FLIT-FLIT and the whirrrrrrr

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shayvaalski:

patternofdefiance:

The first two pages and the prerequisite fantasy story map (that’s how you know it’s Serious) of Embyr, my first ever novel attempt (circa 1999??) The main character actually doesn’t show up for a chapter or so - and yes, the protagonist is a girl…and yes, there are dragons.

I was thirteen or so, had just run out of Tamora Pierce books to devour, and decided to start putting together some of my own ideas, words, and worlds…

Thanks for the inspiration, tamorapierce - and the incentive!

THIS WAS LIKE THE MOST DELIGHTFUL SLAP TO THE FACE I haven’t seen that front page in thirteen years my god. (This is from way back when
patternofdefiance
and I would write overnight and then swap notebooks in the morning to read and sometimes comment; I’ll dig my stuff up when I get home.)

YES DO IT OH MY GOD

And invariably you would complain that I hadn’t written enough and I would write comments like ‘too sudden’ on transitions/actions on your pages, and there were unintentional puns and OH MY GOD

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SO far today:

2 hours in dentist’s chair.

completed and faxed claim forms.

got creative with driving because of fatality accident and neighborhood road blockades.

took car to collision center.

obtained rental.

Still to do:

-luthier

-lunch

-film with father this evening

-family time before/after

-finish (submit?) original short story

….today is yet another Very Adult Day, of the not so fun or sticky variety…

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hauntedmilk:

i am so fucking sick of ur deep as fuck shit night vale ur fucking me up

hauntedmilk:

i am so fucking sick of ur deep as fuck shit night vale ur fucking me up

(Source: stephisanerd, via chekovdidyoubreakmyship)

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CS.

YOU WILL HAVE TO COME VISIT AGAIN.

KNOW WHY??

BECAUSE I FORGOT TO TELL YOU:

WE HAVE PARROT FLOCKS IN AUSTIN.

THEY BUILD NESTS IN THE SILLIEST PLACES.

Monk parakeets having snacks the day after Thanksgiving.  Oltorf @ I-35.THEY FORAGE ALL OVER THE PLACE.

HERE IS A BUNCH OF OTHER PICTURES.

BECAUSE PARROTS*.

*mostly monk parakeets, actually, but still.

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consultingsmartarse said: *hugs you tightly*

HUGS BACK. <3


shayvaalski said: TELL THE DENTIST YOU ARE NERVOUS I always tell mine and they are wicked nice to me after that.

I did! ^_^ and they were! ^____^

…I also corrected my mum’s assumption that I had to take care emotionally of trained professionals before I looked after my own emotional needs.

Cause that is bull shit.


natka-natka-natka said: That’s their job! To fix your teeth and make you feel comfortable! It will be ok. I had more dental work done than…. I don’t know… anyone.

Thanks hun - I’ve never needed to have much dental work done, so this has all come as a shock (along with a fairly horrible first experience with a different dentist a few weeks ago…urghh)…but today went well, I think. <3 


lost-in-hammerspace said: Don’t worry, you’ll be fine. :) Lots of people are nervous about dentists, so they know how to handle it.

My thoughts exactly - if only my adrenal glands would listen to reason XD

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kore85:

The top strip took me longer to draw than any other I’ve done. I hate backgrounds.

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patternofdefiance:

At the dentist’s office, very nervous, and also very vexed with my mum, who counseled me to calm down so the dentists wouldn’t have to deal with me being nervous…

Okay, one side done….tomorrow we do the other side… Things of note: this dentist seems about 5000 times better than the other one, although we’ll see how that holds up once the numbness fades. Also, they needed to cauterize my gum at one point… which…wow. ok. I didn’t know that today was the day that I learn what my own burning flesh smells like. To quote a certain someone: surprisingly okay. I don’t know what this says about me… That’s it for now. Thanks for all the lovely, supportive words my darlings. .. those messages really did help
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On that note, nice messages, fluffy johnlock, and funny birds would be most welcome….

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At the dentist’s office, very nervous, and also very vexed with my mum, who counseled me to calm down so the dentists wouldn’t have to deal with me being nervous…

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sunworldstories:

by Chiara Bautista

We are absolutely in love!

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The World Is in Pencil

rabbit-light:

—not pen. It’s got

that same silken
dust about it, doesn’t it,

that same sense of
having been roughed

onto paper even 
as it was planned.

It had to be a labor
of love. It must’ve

taken its author some
time, some shove.

I’ll bet it felt good
in the hand—the o

of the ocean, and
the and and the and

of the land.

 Todd Boss

(via navalenigma)

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otterondeck said: Lust, pride, greed plz? <3

Lust: Something that I find attractive.

Deep voices and intelligence will pique my interest every time….

Pride: Something that I like about myself.

My strength - I’ve worked so hard to acquire it in all its facets, and the fact that it keeps growing is very rewarding.

Greed: Something I can’t get enough of.

Writing and reading. Words in general. Little bits of sound sticking together and making patterns for communicating information. Words.

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-atlas:

this is one of the smallest parrots in the world aND I REACHED OUT TO GIVE HIM A SUNFLOWER SEED BUT HE WANTED A HEAD SCRATCH INSTEAD. MY HEART MELTED. JUST LOOK AT HIM

BIRD GET ON MY BLOG

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7 deadly sins. put one in my ask.

  • Lust: Something that I find attractive.
  • Pride: Something that I like about myself.
  • Sloth: Something that I dislike about myself.
  • Envy: Something I wish I was better at.
  • Gluttony: One of my favorite foods.
  • Wrath: Something that gets me angry.
  • Greed: Something I can’t get enough of.