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aveschapinas last won the day on March 10 2020

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  1. Where do you want it moved? Or do you want it deleted? (Mods can do this for you.)
  2. OK! Sorry if I womansplained you 😉 (But you can edit the contents of the quote box to remove what you don't want to include... there I go again LOL!)
  3. We could just switch to Spanish, since the word for pigeon and dove is the same LOL! It's my understanding that there isn't a meaningful biological difference between the two, just that doves are lovely and pigeons are flying rats LOL!
  4. Suggestion - if you click on "quote" at the bottom of a message, the quoted part is automatically identified in your reply, like the way I did it here. This avoids confusion and properly credits the original author. Feel free to practice here if you like!
  5. Definiely interesting. But I think the evidence is getting clear that almost any kind of activity changes your brain. I've seen similar research related to knitting and learning foreign languages (two other areas of interest to me), and I don't doubt that the same applies to playing sports, cooking, playing games, and a host of other activities. After all, isn't that what we teachers are trying to do every day in the classroom? It's long been known (if not always expressed well) that learning math, for example, isn't just for solving problems on a piece of paper, but it helps develop mental skills for solving other kinds of problems as well; learning science can help us to learn to anaylze all kinds of information to sort the true from the false. I don't doubt that all of this changes your brain, in a similar way that exercise can change your body by developing certain muscles. And yes, birding doesn't mean we are more observant in other areas, but it may help us to be able to more quickly develop that observation skill in other areas if we want to. Note that the medical students still had to go to med school, not just go birding!
  6. Why? I don't see that we are trying to encourage sharing other kinds of media.
  7. The main site has been down for a while after a major hacking attack. I don't have any news about when it might be up again.
  8. Is that snow or dandruff? 😅 Seriously, nice photo!
  9. I'm always fascinated when I travel how the Great-Tailed Grackles and Melodious Blackbirds have different vocalizations in different places!
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