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Old 07-14-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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It's syllables of my first and last name put together. It amuses me.
(k)calel, I think it's a super name!
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Back home in California
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It's syllables of my first and last name put together. It amuses me.

And I thought you were Superman.

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When I started my retirement career as a naturalist, I worked at our local Audubon sanctuary, and we all used "nature names." The first time I was asked what my nature name was, I had not even thought about it, but since my first name starts with G, I thought of grasshopper, and that stuck. When working with little kids, I used to wear just a pin that was a grasshopper as a name tag, and it worked great.
Wow. Love your retirement career. Can you recommend the best place to go birdwatching in the greater Austin area and also can you suggest a a bird that might be of particular interest?

When we moved here, I had to get a new field guide of Eastern Birds of North America. Texas is fun because the Eastern and Western Birds overlap.

Again, loving this thread because it is very revealing (in a good way ).
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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CptnRn - thought your name was Ron
It is, my previous response was a joke.

For years I had a website all about sailing, until Yahoo/Geocities shut down the free websites. I used Captain Ron moniker and email address for years, so it make sense to keep it when I started here.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My favorite painting:
Good taste!
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:07 AM
 
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From and love Chicago.

Love to bring the Austinites back to earth.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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When I started my retirement career as a naturalist, I worked at our local Audubon sanctuary, and we all used "nature names." The first time I was asked what my nature name was, I had not even thought about it, but since my first name starts with G, I thought of grasshopper, and that stuck. When working with little kids, I used to wear just a pin that was a grasshopper as a name tag, and it worked great.
And here I thought it had something to do with Kwai Chang Kaine.

‪Kung Fu - grasshopper dialog‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: 78747
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Can you recommend the best place to go birdwatching in the greater Austin area and also can you suggest a a bird that might be of particular interest?



Onion Creek is a great location for bird watching, and was recently designated "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by the Audubon Society: www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/morning_call/2011/07/austins-onion-creek-club-wins-audubon.html

The banks of Onion Creek are protected from development, extending several mile downstream towards McKinney Falls:
Stone Bridge: Some birds of McKinney Falls

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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CptnRN: honestly I always thought your user name had something to do with nursing! Like you can always provide detailed stats AND can patch someone up if they are injured! Maybe an ER super nurse. Superheros and boats never entered my mind.

Never got the 10scoach either!

Mine is self explanatory! I arrived in Austin 20 years ago for grad school and UT is still at the center of my personal conception of the city. My family and I still live in a world bounded by 183/Research to the north, Ben White to the south, and 360 to the west. And east to 183 again. Most of our daily living is done in an even tighter circle of central Austin.

"Outer Austin" is pretty much a mystery to me. I've been to Steiner Ranch once or twice, Lakeway never, Ikea and the Dell Diamond a few times. I did become familiar with Pflugerville with a work project a year ago and liked it quite a bit. Our lives tilt more eastward towards Bastrop and Elgin then they ever do the west. 620 is just a string of numbers to me.

So, it seemed like a user name that fit!
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Back home in California
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Onion Creek is a great location for bird watching, and was recently designated "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by the Audubon Society: www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/morning_call/2011/07/austins-onion-creek-club-wins-audubon.html

The banks of Onion Creek are protected from development, extending several mile downstream towards McKinney Falls:
Stone Bridge: Some birds of McKinney Falls
1. Northern Cardinal
2. Red Shouldered Hawk
3. Great Blue Heron
4. Snowy Egret

Thanks for the tips Jobert.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Mine represents that I'm a Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan living in the capital city of Texas. I've lived in Austin most of my life and am a graduate of the university of Texas, but am from "near" Lexington KY and a love for UK basketball is in my blood. I took the name capcat because I wanted to post on a sports message board when UK, Duke, MSU and Utah came to Austin several years ago. UK ultimately lost to MSU in a final round, triple overtime bid to go to the final four. I became part of the staff of the sports message board I joined back then and decided to keep the same name when I found this site. I enjoy CD quite a bit. Austin in particular seems to have a good forum.
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