Season 546...can we revisit Season 54?

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I don't think I've played the song I did for week 54 since that week! ON revisiting, I was shocked to see it had nearly 5000 views. I'm not sure, but I think that makes it my most-viewed entry in the 10+ years...
BUt this isn't about me... it's for the birds!
 

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Found a really fun song I'm learning for this Season, but I'll be out of town until Friday, so we'll see how fast I can turn things around when I get back.
 
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Great topic Dave. Here's another Canuck song from the late Gene MacLellan
Snowbird - Gene MacLellan
Anne Murray had a big hit with this song, but my favourite version is by Gene's daughter, Catherine, who realises that this is a really sad song and sings it that way. Catherine was kind enough to let me play her dad's Gibson guitar at a campfire jam one night. She had just played a gig and wasn't in the mood for singing any more.
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Catherine MacLellan
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When The Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin Along - Harry Woods
I don't know where I first heard this song, but I do recall Steve Goodman singing a wonderful version on the Johnny Carson TV show.

 
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We have a couple of bird feeders in our back yard and our regular visitors are chickadees, doves, cardinals, juncos.
I walkdown our Waterfront Trail most days and have seen a variety of larger birds here. I am not a birder, but have found that serious birders are always willing to help me identify birds and will often lend me their binoculars for a closer look.
A pair of mute swans are regulars at the marsh north of the trail. Here is one of them.
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An egret often visits the marsh as well. I see a duck grooming beside him.
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We also see a number of great blue herons.
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Also some smaller green herons
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And more Canada geese than you can count. These guys used to fly south in the fall, but they mostly winter over these days.
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We have a couple of bird feeders in our back yard and our regular visitors are chickadees, doves, cardinals,
I walkdown our Waterfront Trail most days and have seen a variety of larger birds here. I am not a birder, but have found that serious birders are always willing to help me identify birds and will often lend me their binoculars for a closer look.
A pair of mute swans are regulars at the marsh north of the trail. Here is one of them.
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An egret often visits the marsh as well. I see a duck grooming beside him.
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We also see a number of great blue herons.
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Also some smaller green herons
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And more Canada geese than you can count. These guys used to fly south in the fall, but they mostly winter over these days.
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When we lived in Colorado, watching the pelicans hang out near Denver at the office park water features/ponds was a treat.
 

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Excuse Mrs CeeJays feet , but this is the back of my new boat and the family of swans and ducks and the odd goose who treat us as a cafe. Probably because we have buckets of Swan and Duck food. Mrs Swan will take food from my hand and I have learned that if she bobs her head it is a greeting and she will respond to me bobbing mine. Simple things that are so pleasing. Plus you wake to the sound of bills pecking the hull to wake you up !! So that works.Swan Family.jpg
 

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Okay...here's something...

15 year old me was really very partial to a bit of Iron Maiden. 50 year old me still is!
I've looked and failed to find a single other ukulele cover of this song on the entire internet. Having just watched this back I would suggest that one is probably one too many...
It's a track from Piece Of Mind, probably my favourite album of theirs, and mentions flying like an eagle several times.
I can only offer my sincere apologies to you all and in particular to the members of Iron Maiden for what you're about to witness...

 

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Pressed for time (leaving for Canada tomorrow) but since we're likely to see tons of eagles I figured I'd squeeze out a couple of eagles songs for you. Not THOSE eagles, I'd like to stay on your good side here.
On a separate note, it must be beyond frustrating and devastating to go through this chaos and catastrophe with those precious birds. My heart goes out. I'm honored to have seen you in action first hand. I can see why you love them so much.
 
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Good afternoon everyone! Was at the center this morning, and now I have some catching up to do!
All these birds! Bird pictures and bird songs! Great to return home to. Off to play with the chickens for a bit and then to watch some videos :)
 
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birds are amazing creatures
If we were in my classroom right now, nearly every child would yell with glee "Sir David!!!" We love the guy. Especially when he talks about "the ultimate seduction parlor." :)
 
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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!
 
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