"Two by Two" - November 27, 2020

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Re: "Two by Two" - November 27, 2020

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Post by norrin2 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:45 am

I got AYE-AYE too and I still like it at least as well as SALAMANDER

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Post by LadyBird » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:32 am

I see that Isaac is back to his regular pandemic pose. Seeing his picture at the top of the page got me thinking:

Does Ted Lange, the actor who played Isaac, know about his role here on our muggle forum?

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Post by DrTom » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:08 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:45 am
So no-one liked "Eye of newt"?
Oh, I batted it around on the wing, but I kept getting this pricking feeling in my thumbs so I knew it was something wicked.

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Post by whimsy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:21 pm

LadyBird wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:32 am
I see that Isaac is back to his regular pandemic pose. Seeing his picture at the top of the page got me thinking:

Does Ted Lange, the actor who played Isaac, know about his role here on our muggle forum?
I suppose we could let him know........ but might we run the risk of owing a mint in royalties?! :D

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Post by whimsy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:36 pm

Rob A wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:19 am
Did anyone else get Aye Aye (pronounced eye eye) for the answer? Five words in the grid had a double I, seemed like a logical solution, maybe it was just me.
I'd like to thank Rob A ----while many of us probably saw his initial post and thought novice who doesn't follow directions, I loved how wrong that proved to be! We have expanded our knowledge of zoology, had a great stream of entertaining comments (and an adorable picture!) and even a mention from Mike M. And once again it goes to show that those who "don't follow the rules" (and of course there are no rules for metas anyway! :D ) are often the way-before-their-time visionary folks!
Welcome Rob A, and I hope you'll continue to post!

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#306

Post by BrianMac » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:42 pm

Not sure where to post this, but I thought the most "bird people" would see it here.

This guy landed in a tree in my front yard just now.
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Red Tailed Hawk, I think? Although I didn't see his tail. I think those are common around here (SW Connecticut). I've seen them a few miles north of here where it gets more wooded and sparsely populated. But I don't think I've ever seen one in town, certainly not in my front yard. I was really hoping I would get to see him scoop up one of the chipmunks digging under my front porch, but no luck. He just hung out a couple minutes and then took off. I hope he comes back. Lot's of good food for him here!

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Post by Al Sisti » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:51 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Not sure where to post this, but I thought the most "bird people" would see it here.

This guy landed in a tree in my front yard just now.
Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 1.36.10 PM.png
Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 1.36.21 PM.png

Red Tailed Hawk, I think? Although I didn't see his tail. I think those are common around here (SW Connecticut). I've seen them a few miles north of here where it gets more wooded and sparsely populated. But I don't think I've ever seen one in town, certainly not in my front yard. I was really hoping I would get to see him scoop up one of the chipmunks digging under my front porch, but no luck. He just hung out a couple minutes and then took off. I hope he comes back. Lot's of good food for him here!
I agree. We had anywhere from 2 to 8 of them around my house this summer... every day, every morning, loud and landing on fences, gates, and seemingly not afraid of us. And as quickly as they came, they were kind. I named the first two Ethan and Youngblood.

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Post by LadyBird » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:50 pm

The streaky chest doesn't look like a Red-tailed Hawk, but perhaps it is a juvenile (I'm not very good at juvenile birds). Another common neighborhood hawk (they like feeders) are Cooper's Hawks. They are smaller though--about the size of a crow.

I wish that we would get some Red-Tailed Hawks around our house to take out the squirrels who have recently taken a (destructive) interest in my suet feeder!

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Post by hcbirker » Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:29 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Not sure where to post this, but I thought the most "bird people" would see it here.

This guy landed in a tree in my front yard just now.
Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 1.36.10 PM.png
Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 1.36.21 PM.png

Red Tailed Hawk, I think? Although I didn't see his tail. I think those are common around here (SW Connecticut). I've seen them a few miles north of here where it gets more wooded and sparsely populated. But I don't think I've ever seen one in town, certainly not in my front yard. I was really hoping I would get to see him scoop up one of the chipmunks digging under my front porch, but no luck. He just hung out a couple minutes and then took off. I hope he comes back. Lot's of good food for him here!
How big is it? Like Lady Bird said, Red Tails are bigger than Coopers. Could also be a Red Shouldered Hawk.
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Post by Joe Ross » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:38 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:51 pm
BrianMac wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Not sure where to post this, but I thought the most "bird people" would see it here.

This guy landed in a tree in my front yard just now.
Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 1.36.10 PM.png
Screen Shot 2020-12-01 at 1.36.21 PM.png

Red Tailed Hawk, I think? Although I didn't see his tail. I think those are common around here (SW Connecticut). I've seen them a few miles north of here where it gets more wooded and sparsely populated. But I don't think I've ever seen one in town, certainly not in my front yard. I was really hoping I would get to see him scoop up one of the chipmunks digging under my front porch, but no luck. He just hung out a couple minutes and then took off. I hope he comes back. Lot's of good food for him here!
I agree. We had anywhere from 2 to 8 of them around my house this summer... every day, every morning, loud and landing on fences, gates, and seemingly not afraid of us. And as quickly as they came, they were kind. I named the first two Ethan and Youngblood.
We usually have a mating pair patrolling our skies every year. You mentioned loud, Al. I maintain that the hawks aren't loud, but all rodents and birds are squealing, barking, and squawking to beat hell when the pair is aloft & riding the thermals. There is never a doubt when the hawks are airborne.

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Post by Streroto » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:51 pm

My wife watched a hawk grab and fly off with a squirrel just today!! Hope it comes back for more!!!!

No video 🙁

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Post by ricky » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:53 am

Forgot to post "ashore" this week. I pulled up on the beach after a solid two hours of battling the meta, which was satisfying because I usually get metas within 10-30m or not at all. I had ETALIA instead of ETALII the whole time and it finally dawned on me to check how the crazy animal crossing the last letter was actually spelled, exposing my mistake.

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#313

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:12 pm

Sigh...

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Post by Streroto » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:12 pm

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:13 pm

Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Sigh...


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I was wondering who would be the first to get antsy
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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:13 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Sigh...


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I was wondering who would be the first to get antsy
No, you weren't! ;-)

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#317

Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:14 pm

Is tomorrow a holiday?

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Post by Hector » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:15 pm

Who has the magic link?

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#319

Post by DBMiller » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:15 pm

Check calendar - It's Thursday
Check clock - It's after 4pm ET
Check website - Still no puzzle

Lather, rinse, repeat

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#320

Post by madhatter5 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:16 pm

The apocalypse is nigh. Who has the Twinkies?
The success of a MEOW puzzle is 10% determined by solver feedback, and 90% determined by the number of highlighters Meg uses to solve it.

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