Backyard birdies

JoeThePop

Known member
Ain't the beer cold?!

Chuck Thompson was the best play by play announcer -- ever -- anywhere. :)
He was great on the radio, too. If there was nothing to say -- he didn't say anything. Just a little crowd noise... then the crack of the bat. :)

I will note for the non-Charm City natives here that it was Wild Bill Hagy (and the Roar from Section Thirty-Four) who put the OH in OH-rioles, hon! ;)

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Ernie Harwell - 55 years as a broadcaster and 42 years calling Detroit Tigers games on the radio.

Best ever! Anywhere! Fight me. :tongue:

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1tumbleweed

Junior Member
And it was Chuck who created the radio-friendly non-expletive "Go to war Miss Agnes!"

Joe: Ernie Harwell did a stint in Balamer for the Orioles, too. One of the greats, no argument.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled birdies...
 

JoeThePop

Known member
And it was Chuck who created the radio-friendly non-expletive "Go to war Miss Agnes!"

Joe: Ernie Harwell did a stint in Balamer for the Orioles, too. One of the greats, no argument.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled birdies...
He also knew how to just be silent so that you could here the crowd noise and the organ in the background. I have great memories when I was a youngster hearing the crowd noises and Ernie's voice drifting in through my open bedroom window (no AC back in those days for us) on warm summer nights.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
He also knew how to just be silent so that you could here the crowd noise and the organ in the background. I have great memories when I was a youngster hearing the crowd noises and Ernie's voice drifting in through my open bedroom window (no AC back in those days for us) on warm summer nights.
I have the same memories, but Baltimore & Chuck Thompson (and Bill O'Donnell).
West Coast games were the best!
:)
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
OK, this one wasn't technically in my backyard. Yesterday, we took our (nearly) two-year-old grandson to a nearby raptor rehab center Home - Vermont Institute of Natural Science -- he likes to look at the owls and other big birds there (all of whom are incapable of living in the wild due to injury or other factors, so they live in large enclosures at the center). They also have a small enclosure devoted to native birds (likewise incapable of life in the wild), which he also enjoyed seeing.

I took some photos of this and that -- but the best views I had all afternoon were of some cedar waxwings chowin' down on some berries in a tree outside one of the center's exhibit buildings! :)

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There are a good amount of hawks that soar above up higher and earlier this year I saw one land in my yard then take out another bird as it flew by. This seemed to be a big hawk and there were what appeared to be chicks(and mama) of a different bird species chirping in a nearby nest that it was gonna eat. It let me watch it up close for a while then I got my ipad to take a pic and got a little to close and it flew off. I need to look for that nest. There is a recent family of groundhogs that have made their home underneath my shed as well, their entrance in pic 190 is new, I just nailed that front board down a week or two ago and I see theyve dug it out. I never saw them go underneath until recently. Pretty sure there is an entrance in the back as well.
 
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Is anyone from this area seeing the effects of this?

 
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