OK- My FAVORITE part of today (I mean aside from all the great music I just enjoyed) is how you are all sharing your appreciation for birds. I love that. Your bird stories and pictures and video are letting me see cool birds I may never get a chance to see.
Mel's mom has birded all over the world...she is likely better at travel and certainly better at getting up early than I am. In fact, when the Covid lockdown started, she was the solo passenger home on a flight from North Dakota- she had been chasing grouse there.
Mel's dad was never really into birds, but he did like to take photographs, so he often went along for the ride. I believe he was in Minnesota with her on a trip with a bunch of other people, all wearing the same Tilly hats and lugging binoculars and scopes... When they got to the lake they were headed to, Donna looked at Jim and exclaimed "Jim, do you see all the Loons?"
Jim quietly looked at his present company and replied "sure do."
Anyway- excellent showing today gang- if I left anything out or anyone off the playlist, let me know!
Wee- Not familiar with this song, but really enjoy your interpretation of it. I am going to have to seek out the original. Are those effects done with a keyboard? Nice addition
Wendy, Gabe and Archie- Excellent choice! The California Condor is just now reaching into the northern end of the state, and those of us that love giant carton eating birds are elated. Very well done, this song sounds so good on the Ukulele. It made me laugh when the "curly hair expert"s dog was revealed to be a poodle
Thanks for playing this for us.
Ila- Love this song, of course it counts! Nicely done...another song that was made for the Ukulele. Thanks you for sharing it with us!
Wee- More Magpies! Funny these look very much like the ones we have here. Prettiest bird I have ever seen when it flies.We have to drive to see them (they are not on the coast), but they are always worth the drive.
Jim- I was hoping this song would get here- I only knew it from the Anne Murray version. My parents played it a lot, but my most indelible memory of it is from the Muppet Show. Catharine MacLellan's version (and yours here as well) gives a really catchy song a ton of depth. Very nicely done, and thank you for the liner notes- I have some new music to dig into!
Wee- I could watch this for HOURS. I enjoyed this immensely, thanks for sharing it. I wonder who is the little fellow that is on the video before the Magpie? I don't know the birds after either. Going to have to look up birds in Finland. They are all seemingly well fed in your yard!
Jim part two- Another one that had to be here! Thanks for making sure we did not allow the week to pass without this. Love this old tune and your version is fantastic! Huge smile here in the 'Dale
Del-AH! Woodpeckers are so cool! This one seems similar in habit to our Northern Flicker- they forage on the ground for ants instead of in trees. So cool, thanks for sharing Del!
Kevin- Yep- that's it. This is simply stunning folks. Excellent job here on this, thank you for sharing it with us.
Bob- This is INCREDIBLE! I was mid-sip of my ginger beer when your alter egos appeared and I now have to clean my computer and the table...but it was worth it! This is magic Bob, thank you for the smiles here. RAWK!
Sean- Haha- Not those Eagles! Holy crap my dude...You brought Hagar! Solo Hagar!!! Sit down Mr. Red Rocker...this is awesome. Definitely a perfect drop for the week, and executed perfectly. Thanks for this one- have a great trip!
And part two of the session- And this had to be here! I hope you don't mind this being a sing-a-long? Cuz it is. Excellent bring mate, thank you for getting a few in before your trip.
Keep 'em coming folks!