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"If you are going to write, write from the heart." MwsR "Life has not been the easiest, but it could of been worse!" MwsR Life is about doing all you can to help others. Don't go chasing rainbows, "make your own pot of gold." Love, Hope, Faith, the greatest of these is Love!

Birds~ Did You Know?


Nature puts every chirp in its proper place. Avian sounds—flutish trills, alarmlike buzzes, and one-note squawks alike—​are immediately absorbed, reflected, and scattered by everything in a bird’s habitat. Nearby leaves or branches, canyon walls, and even the wind influence notes, so over time, species tailor songs to suit those surroundings. Some minimize echoes by putting more space between notes, while others use low frequencies that travel farther. Here’s how some birds have tweaked their waveforms.

a flock of birds sitting on top of each other: How birds got their groove

© AJ Freena How birds got their groove

a close up of a bird: Human mnemonic: ra-vi-o-li (flutelike) oo-duh-lay-oh or oodle-drrrr

© AJ Freena Human mnemonic: ra-vi-o-li (flutelike) oo-duh-lay-oh or oodle-drrrr

Wood thrush

This three-part call often consists of soft, low-pitched phrases flourished with a final, elaborate trill—a complex tune compared with other thrushes. The intricacy makes the tune susceptible to warping when it hits vegetation, so males manage by singing from the lower canopy or midstory of forests, where there’s less obstruction.

Northern cardinal

This seconds-long song often begins with a loud string of two-part whistles and ends in a slow trill. Cardinals nest in dense foliage, but they sing from lofty perches so their high-pitched songs can travel long distances without branches and leaves dampening or muffling their notes.

Eastern meadowlark

Amorous males of this species sing from ­exposed perches like fence posts or ­telephone lines—or while in flight. The slurred, slightly drooping whistles are easily heard ringing out through their native grasslands. In open areas with few trees to distort their songs, these birds are free to devise complicated and variable tunes.

a close up of a bird: Human mnemonic: cheer-cheer-purty-purty-purty

© AJ Freena Human mnemonic: cheer-cheer-purty-purty-purty

Common yellowthroat

These marsh-dwellers sometimes repeat their short, choppy melodies up to 300 times per hour in the summer. The explosive sound can bounce through dense cattails and other tangled vegetation at the edges of their native wetlands. By singing ad nauseam, the species ensures at least some repetitions reach potential mates’ ears.

Canyon wren

This cliff-nester makes a musical ripple of cascading notes. Although the ­melodies bounce and echo off the surrounding canyon walls, the repetitive nature and slow, descending scale help female wrens (and human hobbyists) pinpoint each bird’s location along the steep rock faces it inhabits.

Black-capped chickadee

Because they often live and feed in dense, wooded habitats, these cute bits of fluff can’t always spot other members of their flock, even when they’re close by. The simplicity of their two- or three-note whistles allows a listener to judge the song’s quality (and therefore the singer’s), regardless of any distortion caused by the surrounding forest.

a bird sitting on top of each other: Human mnemonic: but-I-DO-love-you spring-of-the-year

© AJ Freena Human mnemonic: but-I-DO-love-you spring-of-the-year

This story originally published in the Noise, Winter 2019 issue of Popular Science.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup, Weight Watchers

Only 2 points per cup!!!

3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 (1 lb) bags frozen broccoli
1 (10 1/2 ounce) can rotel brand tomatoes and green chilies
10 ounces Velveeta reduced fat cheese

1 Mix chicken broth, frozen broccoli and tomatoes and chilies together.
2 Simmer for 25 minutes or until veggies are tender.
3 Cube Velveeta and put into soup pot.
4 Simmer just until cheese is melted.
5 This recipe freezes and refrigerates well.

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Keto Chocolate Cake, 2 ingredients

Keto 2 Ingredient Chocolate Cake

  • 1 Egg, separated
  • 2 oz Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk egg white to soft peaks.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolk and melted chocolate.
  4. Fold the egg white into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Pour batter into a lightly oiled ramekin.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1
Nutritional Information:
Energy – 80 kcal
Protein – 7 g (36%)
Fat – 5 g (59%)
Carbohydrates – 2 g(5%)
Fiber – 1 g

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