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by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Numerous pileated woodpeckers on the property lately; sometimes in a pair, sometimes not. I have been told that crows can remember people. Over time, there is a crow - assuming its the same one - whom I speak to and who now lets me gets within a few feet of him/her. The other day I went to the gard...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Cool video of 2 Osprey chicks at the Savannah nest (4/16); Cornell Lab Bird Cams:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDK8LBiijC0
by JAZZISCOOL
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

I wouldn’t call myself a bird watcher as such, but my son and I just saw a Major Mitchell's cockatoo or what I call a Pink Cockatoo hanging out in an old fig tree that my son was climbing. The tree also contained a bunch of Galahs (Pink and Grey cockatoo), about 18 of them, mostly sitting in pairs....
by JAZZISCOOL
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

^Livesoft:

Nice owl photo! Is that a Saw-whet owl? I can't see how large it is from the photo.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Nor ... -whet_Owl/
by JAZZISCOOL
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Green Heron arrived today in the creek. They nest here so should hang around. Bluebird nest in progress in back BB box. Evicted a Chickadee nest from front box. Cardinals starting the mating ritual; male feeding seeds to the female. Cool! You have lots of spring activity going on! Migration is just...
by JAZZISCOOL
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

jebmke wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:07 pm Green Heron arrived today in the creek. They nest here so should hang around. Bluebird nest in progress in back BB box. Evicted a Chickadee nest from front box. Cardinals starting the mating ritual; male feeding seeds to the female.
Cool! You have lots of spring activity going on!
by JAZZISCOOL
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

It's spring! I saw my first Mountain and Western Bluebirds today. Sometimes you see them flock together. :happy

I also saw a number of American Robins and a Northern Flicker today looking for food in the snow.
by JAZZISCOOL
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

homebuyer6426 wrote: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:56 pm Last week, I found that a male cardinal had died inside of the shed I am building. No idea what happened to it.
:(
by JAZZISCOOL
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

I'm not a birder, but I'm amazed at the barn swallows that return to our barn in Pennsylvania within a week or two of April 15. I understand that they winter in Argentina. Can you believe that??? They build nests in our horse barn, have their babies and then leave at the end of the summer for Argen...
by JAZZISCOOL
Tue Apr 13, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

We saw our first hummingbird (male) on the feeder. :D Also have bluebirds in one of our two boxes. The other box doesn't seem to be occupied. This is central NC. Cool! I heard a hummingbird yesterday but haven't seen any (yet). I've been seeing quite a few Say's Phoebes though. I also saw a few Scr...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 119
Views: 12764

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

LadyGeek wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:58 pm I hope so, I missed the event. The link in my downloaded calendar showed a login screen. I wasn't going to create an account, so I'll wait for the replay.
Thanks!
by JAZZISCOOL
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events
Replies: 119
Views: 12764

Re: Register NOW for these Bogleheads Speaker Series Events

LadyGeek wrote: Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:36 am ^^^ Bumping for visibility. Bill Bernstein's interview is today at 1 PM Eastern.
Hi LadyGeek:

I had a conflict today. Will a replay be available later? Thanks!
by JAZZISCOOL
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

FYI: Birding festivals posted by The Cornell Lab (North America & several other countries): https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/birding-festivals/?utm_source=Cornell%20Lab%20eNews&utm_campaign=d7757cca59-Cornell-Lab-eNews-April-2021&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_47588b5758-d7757cca59-32...
by JAZZISCOOL
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3HDROQc2eU all I'm going to say is WOW, Just WOW. Who would have Thunk building a nest here????????????????? This one will be cool watching the feeding once they hatch! Rescind that, they have hatched ! below is story of the nest build https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: binoculars advise
Replies: 29
Views: 1717

Re: binoculars advise

I like 8X42 personally. I bought mine from Wild Birds Unlimited a long time ago and they are no longer made (Eagle). I would invest as much as you can afford in a good pair. They will last a long time and you will get a lot of enjoyment out of them. Wirecutter makes good recommendations as noted abo...
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Jobhunting after Covid-19 quit
Replies: 35
Views: 4465

Re: Jobhunting after Covid-19 quit

Thanks to all who took the time to offer advice. Just to clarify, AC got an undergrad degree a few years ago, but was unable to find a white-collar job after about a year of looking. At that point, AC enrolled part-time in a certificate program (community college) and began a part-time retail job. ...
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

livesoft wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:10 am I thought some of you would enjoy this photo that I took:

Image
Awesome! I've never seen one. This says they mostly breed in Australia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Jobhunting after Covid-19 quit
Replies: 35
Views: 4465

Re: Jobhunting after Covid-19 quit

Thanks to all who took the time to offer advice. Just to clarify, AC got an undergrad degree a few years ago, but was unable to find a white-collar job after about a year of looking. At that point, AC enrolled part-time in a certificate program (community college) and began a part-time retail job. ...
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Jobhunting after Covid-19 quit
Replies: 35
Views: 4465

Re: Jobhunting after Covid-19 quit

LinkedIn Learning has many good videos and articles addressing various career topics including this, working remotely, etc. While this feature is an additional cost beyond the free LinkedIn subscription (which has many job listings of course), many public libraries offer it for free. You can also g...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

Ray Barretto - salsa music ("The Message")

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8S3jXJNSRs

Fantastic percussionist and bandleader. :happy
by JAZZISCOOL
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

GG1273 wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:09 pm Didn't see Robins this winter - we did have a lot of snow.
Front yard had 14 this morning after rain yesterday - plenty of worms around
I've started to see robins in the last 3-4 weeks. I also saw my first American Goldfinch (male) a couple days ago.
by JAZZISCOOL
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

Yo-Yo Ma - Unaccompanied Cell Suites (Bach)
by JAZZISCOOL
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are we in a housing bubble?
Replies: 298
Views: 37000

Re: Are we in a housing bubble?

I listened to a Goldman Sachs podcast where they said 2020 was a "hot" RE market with about 10% price appreciation. They expect 2021 to evolve to a "warm" RE market with price appreciation of 4-5%, FWIW. One data point. The numbers I see on BH and in other articles suggest we're ...
by JAZZISCOOL
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tales from this insane real estate market
Replies: 445
Views: 56237

Re: Tales from this insane real estate market

I listened to a Goldman Sachs podcast where they said 2020 was a "hot" RE market with about 10% price appreciation. They expect 2021 to evolve to a "warm" RE market with price appreciation of 4-5%, FWIW. One data point. The numbers I see on BH and in other articles suggest we're ...
by JAZZISCOOL
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Tales from this insane real estate market
Replies: 445
Views: 56237

Re: Tales from this insane real estate market

CNN story 3/30/21:

"76 all-cash offers on one home. The housing madness shows no signs of slowing" - DC area.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/29/success/ ... index.html
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Why are Subarus so popular?
Replies: 114
Views: 6246

Re: Why are Subarus so popular?

Easy to drive. Dependable. Low maintenance costs. Safe. Comfortable. Great in snow. Good value. +1 I own an older Outback and see many of them (older than mine) still on the road. They often command a premium above blue book in my area for re-sale. Now I also see many Foresters and Crossteks on the...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

Michael Burks - excellent blues guitar player/vocalist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh--1I-HMVI Very nice! I had never heard him before. Another fine blues vocalist that flew under my radar for too long: Janiva Magness · You Were Never Mine I just discovered Michael Burks on Spotify myself; real...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

jebmke wrote: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:16 am I watch that map every year. Will put up my feeder in a couple of weeks.
I plan to do the same - around April 15 (even if we get some April snow storms......) :beer
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

Michael Burks - excellent blues guitar player/vocalist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh--1I-HMVI
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Well my ruby throated hummingbirds appear to be gone back up north for the summer. It will be any week now my Indigio and Painted Buntings follow suit. Summer is coming to Eastern Central Florida way too quickly! FYI, here is an interesting map for hummingbird sightings and spring migration pattern...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

I nearly hit a bald eagle Friday morning on the way to lunch. I was about a mile from the house approaching the first stop sign and as I slowed from 45 to about 20 or 25 a very large bird sprang into the air from behind a bush in a ditch. In the first instant as I jammed on the brakes I thought it ...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

10 Days Out [Blues From the Backroads] — Kenny Wayne Shepherd and friends. KWS - great band and I love the vocalist, Noah Hunt. :happy I saw him opening for Bob Dylan in ‘96, fantastic guitarist. Cool! I saw him in Las Vegas around 2009-10. Lots of fun. As an aside, KWS is married to Mel Gibson's d...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

Nicolas wrote: Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:51 am 10 Days Out [Blues From the Backroads] — Kenny Wayne Shepherd and friends.
KWS - great band and I love the vocalist, Noah Hunt. :happy
by JAZZISCOOL
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

midareff wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:53 pm
JAZZISCOOL wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:52 pm
midareff wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:27 am Last night it was Delbert McClinton..... Blues Guy.
He's excellent. :happy
You listen to any Bernard Allison?
I do now! He's excellent. I like the tone of his guitar. I see he's based in France although born in Chicago. :beer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbAAU-1A4rc
by JAZZISCOOL
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

midareff wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:27 am Last night it was Delbert McClinton..... Blues Guy.
He's excellent. :happy
by JAZZISCOOL
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Today I saw a Townsend's Solitaire in my back yard. They primarily live in the western part of the US and have a noticeable eye ring. They love juniper berries in the winter when there are no insects. Their song is pretty and reminds me of a robin. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Townsends_Solit...
by JAZZISCOOL
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

This is just off Dahlgren Surface Warfare Base on Potomac!!! I know this isn't eagle nest, Osprey are fascinating birds. They just laid their first egg of season!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_r0cM0I-aI Part of the fascination is the STUFFFFFFFFF they bring in. Shark toys, Yogi bear toys, wor...
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Cleanest Mutual Fund performance and analysis site?
Replies: 16
Views: 964

Re: Cleanest Mutual Fund performance and analysis site?

Schwab has excellent performance data for both MF's and ETF's on their website. I haven't used Vanguard for a couple of years but always preferred Schwab's performance tools.

I would imagine Fidelity and other online brokers also have good performance data tools but I haven't used them.
by JAZZISCOOL
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog DNA Test
Replies: 49
Views: 4340

Re: Dog DNA Test

I'm a skeptic, but change my mind. What test is best? The test you don't take is best. What could possibly be the motivation for dog DNA testing? What would you do with the resulting information? Save the money. Buy an extra chewy toy or two. In my case, the DNA test confirmed a breed that is pre-d...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Switching Jobs to Work From Home 100%
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Switching Jobs to Work From Home 100%

I'm sorry to hear about your son. That must be hard for your family. Companies are becoming more open to people working remote. LinkedIn has added an option where you can search for jobs that are 100% remote (I'm sure other job boards have similar search options.) Best of luck with your situation. I...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dog DNA Test
Replies: 49
Views: 4340

Re: Dog DNA Test

alvinsch wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:36 pm The Best Dog DNA Test

[ link formatted by admin LadyGeek]
I used the Wisdom test mentioned here. It seems to be at least 90% accurate based on what I know about my rescue dog's mom. :beer
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

Nice duet with Sting and jazz vocalist Melody Gardot; "Little Something" (The One Show): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VB6YYHIECQ Recorded in Sting's fancy home in Florence, Italy during the pandemic. :happy Edited to add some interesting notes about WXPN in Philadelphia (which has a gr...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor thermometer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Indoor thermometer recommendations?

Thanks! I'll check it out. :happy As for knowing whether the displayed temperature is accurate, I have calibrated them to a "tea thermoter" that is accurate in ice water and in boiling water. The Govees match the temperature of the metal tea thermometer as for as I can tell. For your two ...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor thermometer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Indoor thermometer recommendations?

I have several Govee H5074 bluetooth thermometers that have no display, but display on your smart phone. One can calibrate them to all be the same by putting them together touching each other and making sure they read the same temperature by using your cell phone to set the calibration offset I hav...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor thermometer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Indoor thermometer recommendations?

^Heartwood: The most useful Amazon review on your product recommendation looks promising (from a physicist): "I am a physicist with a new zone in my forced-air heating system and a piano that needs to have constant room humidity, preferably around 42%. I bought three of these monitors to assess...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor thermometer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Indoor thermometer recommendations?

I have a slightly different ThermaPro that seems to work well: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WCR5Y4B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This one just shows Temp and Humidity which is all I needed for the particular application I wanted. Thanks. Looks like ThermaPro is a goo...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor thermometer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Indoor thermometer recommendations?

Hi BH's: Does anyone have an accurate indoor thermometer recommendation? I have 2 thermometers but they differ by over 3 degrees so I don't know which one is correct. One is an LL Bean travel alarm clock and the other thermometer is from Amazon (Peakeep brand.) I am not looking for a fancy weather ...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Indoor thermometer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Indoor thermometer recommendations?

Hi BH's: Does anyone have an accurate indoor thermometer recommendation? I have 2 thermometers but they differ by over 3 degrees so I don't know which one is correct. One is an LL Bean travel alarm clock and the other thermometer is from Amazon (Peakeep brand.) I am not looking for a fancy weather s...
by JAZZISCOOL
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What are you listening to now
Replies: 1574
Views: 94474

Re: What are you listening to now

Ravi Shankar - "The Living Room Sessions"
by JAZZISCOOL
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1080
Views: 49245

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

have a birdfeeder right a kitchen window maybe 2.5 feet away, have four half's of oranges, they are killing it the Mockingbirds. We just stand there and watch, they don't care a bit. Going to go take some pictures. What is best website to use to load pics up to so i can show my bird pics? This may ...