[cayugabirds-l] Night heron

2021-07-22 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Is fishing from a dead branch east of the first footbridge near Cove Lane. 
Between the two footbridges.
Barbara
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Spoonbill continues......May's Pt

2021-07-17 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Still there at 4:50.  Thank you, Dave!

> On Jul 17, 2021, at 3:27 PM, Dave K  wrote:
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> Seen by looking West  from the Rt 89 bridge that crosses the river just West 
> of Mays Pt dam .Perch in a large tree riverside about 100 yards out
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Possible Worm-eating Warblers in Lansing NY

2021-07-04 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
The same thing happened to me today, also while eating breakfast on my porch, 
in Enfield!  I also tried BirdNET, and got the same result, although that might 
have been a “wild guess.” When I went looking for it I thought I saw a chipping 
sparrow, but couldn’t get a good look.

Later in the day the bird (I think the same bird) was closer, and was 
identified as a chipping sparrow. But I couldn’t find it.

Just now I heard it again, and again Merlin thought “worm-eating warbler.”  
When I got closer Merlin changed his mind to chipping sparrow, and when I 
finally got a good look, I did see chipping sparrow, singing.

I am really enjoying the new Merlin.

> On Jul 4, 2021, at 1:15 PM, KitKat PonyBird  wrote:
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> 
> While enjoying breakfast on my back porch today, I heard an unfamiliar bird.  
> The new Sound ID on the Merlin app came up with Worm-eating Warbler.
> 
> Merlin says this bird is rare for this area.  I heard at least three of the 
> same song from different locations at nearly the same time.  Still hearing 
> them around.
> 
> I did a couple of recordings, but don't know (yet) how to share them.  It's 
> definitely different from the chipping sparrows I usually hear.
> 
> Wish I'd been able to get a visual.
> 
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[cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted grosbeak-tan primaries

2021-05-16 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We had a male Rose breasted grosbeak with tan primaries at the feeder this 
morning. Is this an immature? He appeared otherwise typical.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/avt0okcnud0q9aq/Rose%20breasted%20Grosbeak-tan%20primaries.jpg?dl=0

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] OOB redpolls

2021-03-22 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We had one yesterday.  We’ve seen two at our kitchen window feeders regularly 
since the beginning of January, but that was the only one who showed up in the 
last week.  On the other hand, we haven’t been inside, looking out the windows 
as much!

> On Mar 22, 2021, at 9:52 AM, bob mcguire  wrote:
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> Same here. A small group has been regular at the sunflower feeder for the 
> past few weeks. Snyder Hill area, Ithaca.
> 
> I wonder when they will decide to head back north? I’ll miss them!
> 
> Bob
> 
>> On Mar 22, 2021, at 9:42 AM, Christie Rochester 
>>  wrote:
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>> I still have a few (4) that come to my feeders in the morning in Victor, NY. 
>> 
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>> On Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 8:30 AM Nancy Cusumano  
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>>> I’m house sitting for friends, located on one of the hills south of 
>>> Binghamton. There are still a dozen redpolls here. They only show up in the 
>>> cool mornings. I was surprised to see them still here.
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[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese and cranes

2021-03-21 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
The snows are still on Lower Lake Rd.—many more landed an hour ago.  And there 
are 4 sand hill cranes on the far side of the pool at the visitors center.
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[cayugabirds-l] snow geese and sand hill cranes

2021-03-20 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Did the snow geese Alyssa saw from Lower Lake Rd. in the middle of the day 
today stick around?   Are there sand hill cranes anywhere?  Planning to wander 
tomorrow...
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[cayugabirds-l] Blackbirds, all kinds

2021-03-09 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We just had a mixed flock of over a hundred blackbirds, including red-winged 
blackbirds, grackles, cowbirds, and starlings.  There were a few female 
cowbirds, and possibly some female red-winged, although probably more likely 
they were juvenile males.  Couldn’t get a good look!

Barbara, in Enfield
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] cranes at MNWR

2020-12-10 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
On Tuesday, in the early afternoon there were about 65 cranes at the visitor 
center pool.  When I came back around 3:30 there weren’t any.

Barbara

> On Dec 10, 2020, at 11:37 AM, Johnson, Alyssa  
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> Hi Nancy,
>  
> I was out yesterday on a birding tour in the snow, and could not find 
> evidence of any cranes! Much of the wetlands, especially the shallow ones, 
> are iced over here. I expect that with this weekend’s warmer temps, that will 
> melt. I don’t know though if they’ve taken off for the winter!
> 
> I checked Sandhill Crane Unit on VanDyne Spoor Road, Knox Marsellus Marsh on 
> East Road, and the Refuge visitor center flooded field. No cranes. Also 
> checked the usual corn fields I can find them in. Someone did report to me 
> that they saw a few on the Route 31 Muck Flats somewhere, but not sure 
> exactly when or where.
>  
> Curious if others are seeing them!
>  
> Alyssa
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> Are cranes still being seen at Montezuma? I am thinking of heading up there 
> today
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hummingbirds?

2020-09-12 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We had one at our feeder today, a female.

Barbara

> On Sep 12, 2020, at 12:16 PM, Laura Stenzler  wrote:
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> Last night was a big migration night. (Check out 
> https://birdcast.info/migration-tools/live-migration-maps/ 
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> Has anyone seen hummingbirds today? Ours seem to have left. 
> 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] There male redwings

2020-02-18 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We had two males out in Enfield today too, on Halseyville Rd.!

> On Feb 18, 2020, at 4:55 PM, Linda Orkin  wrote:
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> There are currently three male Red-winged Blackbirds on the ground under our 
> feeders on Muriel Street in Ithaca NY. Nice to see. Welcome back guys. Linda 
> Orkin
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Help with bird song?

2019-06-08 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Thank you all for the replies.

Asher, Sandy, Laura, and Meena suggest dark-eyed junco.  Laurie suggests 
bluegrass gnatcatcher, or one of the little flycatchers,willow or alder.  My 
one glimpse could have been a junco, but it really was just a glimpse.

The song has been very consistent all three days I heard it - a high trill, 
then a trill about a major third higher.  That’s what it does!

It’s in a smallish grove/hedgerow between two fields, with a larger grove 
acrosss the road.  It sings from a place I can’t spot, except for the one time 
I saw it, when it was singing from the top of a dead tree at the side of the 
road.  Some of the time it was in walnut trees.

> On Jun 8, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Sandy Podulka  wrote:
> 
> A bit puzzling. The song trill seems to have two parts?  A lower part and 
> then a higher part?  It is not a typical song of any birds around here. But, 
> perhaps it is an odd Junco song. Could it be a Dark-eyed Junco?  What is the 
> habitat like and where is the bird singing from?  Another option might be 
> Chipping Sparrow.
> 
> Sandy
> 
> At 02:14 PM 6/8/2019, you wrote:
>> This bird has been on Tucker Rd. in Enfield since Friday May 31, at least.  
>> I only got a brief look at it, on Tuesday - small and backlit - grayish, 
>> clear pale breast, shortish tail.  But the song is distinctive.  It was 
>> singing again today, but I couldn’t see it!  What is it?
>> 
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[cayugabirds-l] Help with bird song?

2019-06-08 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
This bird has been on Tucker Rd. in Enfield since Friday May 31, at least.  I 
only got a brief look at it, on Tuesday - small and backlit - grayish, clear 
pale breast, shortish tail.  But the song is distinctive.  It was singing again 
today, but I couldn’t see it!  What is it?

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[cayugabirds-l] Sunday morning, Aiken and Tucker Roads, Enfield

2019-05-19 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
FOY for me:  Eastern Meadowlark, a Killdeer family (2 adults, anxious to get me 
to move along, and two peeps, IN the road), Rufous-sided Towhee, an invisible 
Common Yellowthroat, and a Bobolink.  
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sandpipers on Hanshaw Road

2019-05-18 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We saw a Spotted Sandpiper working its way up the creek in the Mulholland 
Wildflower Preserve this afternoon.

> On May 18, 2019, at 6:09 PM, Paul Anderson  wrote:
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> In the field opposite 1460 Hanshaw Road is a muddy pool. At about 5:15 today 
> I found there a Solitary Sandpiper and a Semipalmated Sandpiper. They were 
> oblivious to the cars buzzing past, but a cyclist went by, they and the 
> Blackbirds and Starlings in the vicinity all flew off.
> 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mt. Pleasant Common Redpolls...singing!

2019-03-24 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Encouraged by Marie’s report, I went looking for the Tucker Rd. redpolls, and 
found them, around 5:45!  About 40, chattering, in the scrubby apple tree I’ve 
found them before, and in the weeds below.  I hadn’t seen them since March 1, 
though I’ve been there many times.

And nearby was a mockingbird, showing off everything he’s ever heard.  Possibly 
the mockingbird now can speak redpoll.


> On Mar 24, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Marie P. Read  wrote:
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> Around 2:45 this afternoon, I found a flock of Common Redpolls in the trees 
> above Gladys B’s house, opposite the communications tower on Mt Pleasand Rd. 
> Hard to get an accurate count but I’d say 40-ish...and many were singing 
> their high trilling song. Delightful! They took off further into the woods 
> and disappeared.
> 
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Lake--no Snow Geese

2019-03-23 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We were up by the mucklands this afternoon, and there were thousands of snow 
geese, with more arriving as we left.

> On Mar 23, 2019, at 7:37 PM, Sandy Podulka  wrote:
> 
> We checked out the NW end of Cayuga Lake this evening and found the large 
> groups of Snow Geese mostly gone. There was one large white streak in the 
> middle of the lake south of Cayuga Lake State Park at 5:30 pm, but it was not 
> visible when we drove back around 6:30, so perhaps they took off. I am 
> assuming that was Snow Geese. There were many groups of Tundra Swans off the 
> lake, especially off Cayuga Lake State Park, and there were still many 
> scattered ducks there and farther south.
> 
> Has anyone checked the mucklands lately, or seen any Snow Geese elsewhere?  
> Do you think they are done, or are there lots more to come? I have some 
> friends still hoping to see them
> 
> Sandy
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[cayugabirds-l] Tucker Road Redpolls

2019-02-28 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
About 3 PM today, about 100 redpolls in the weeds near the south end of Tucker 
Rd. in Enfield, east side of the road, between the apple tree at the edge of 
the road and the barn
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[cayugabirds-l] Cedar Waxwings at Enfield Elementary School

2019-02-08 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
About 15 Cedar Waxwings, along with two American Robins, were feeding on the 
fruits in the ornamental trees beside the entrance to Enfield Elementary School 
at 2:30 today.
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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls on Tucker Rd. in Enfield

2019-02-03 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
I went in search of the redpolls again today - I hadn’t seen them since the 
snowfall January 19.  First I turned up 5 American Robins in the spot on Tucker 
Road where Rachel Lodder and I have seen the redpolls before, and was going to 
be happy with that, but when I returned maybe a half hour later there were at 
least 18 redpolls perched in the scrubby little apple tree near the south end 
of Tucker (east side).  They were feeding on the weeds under the tree, and 
twittering, when a falcon burst through the tree without catching anybody, and 
then perched in the top of a tall spruce on the other side of Tucker.  The 
redpolls froze, and were silent and still.  I could only make out the wing 
shape of the falcon - no color.  Fifteen minutes later, as I walked down Aiken, 
I heard the redpolls again, and saw the flock dive into more spruces, followed 
by the falcon again.  This time I did see the tail was clearly striped.  The 
falcon was again unsuccessful, and perched in the top of one of the spruces.  I 
think it was a merlin, but could be talked out of it.  Very very bad photos are 
here 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rne7i981ieudsjv/AABx23nZZVx-Hd6z4btqtA0Ka?dl=0

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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls, Aiken Rd. in Enfield

2019-01-08 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
At least 100 redpolls were at the corner of Aiken and Tucker Roads, and in the 
weeds further up Tucker today.  I’ve seen them several times here in the last 
few weeks, but this was the first time they let themselves be photographed 
(badly!) and counted!


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawk Help Please?

2018-12-10 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Thank you, all!

> On Dec 9, 2018, at 5:40 PM, Norwalk, James  wrote:
> 
> Rough-legged!
> 
> 
> From: bounce-123172928-48869...@list.cornell.edu 
>  on behalf of Barbara Bauer 
> Sadovnic 
> Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 2:48 PM
> To: 
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hawk Help Please?
> 
> We just saw this large hawk out the window, across the field.  It sat in the 
> tree for awhile, took flight and hovered over the field, went back to the 
> tree, moved to a telephone pole, and then left.  Aiken Rd., just west of 
> Halseyville Rd. in the Town of Enfield.
> 
> Rough legged?  Swainson's?
> 
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[cayugabirds-l] Hawk Help Please?

2018-12-09 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
We just saw this large hawk out the window, across the field.  It sat in the 
tree for awhile, took flight and hovered over the field, went back to the tree, 
moved to a telephone pole, and then left.  Aiken Rd., just west of Halseyville 
Rd. in the Town of Enfield.

Rough legged?  Swainson’s?

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Why I'm Voting NO on the ICSD Budget: Urgent Need for Climate Focus

2018-05-12 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
The above writer has changed her position:  see “Why I Changed My ‘No’ to a 
‘Yes’ On the ICSD School Budget,”  Ithaca Times May 9-15, page 6.

https://issuu.com/ithacatimes/docs/050918 


> On May 6, 2018, at 3:08 PM, Sandy Wold  wrote:
> 
> Opinion Submission to Ithaca Times: Why I'm Voting NO on the ICSD Budget: the 
> Need for a Climate-Appropriate Budget and Why We Need to Talk About The 3 
> Elephants in the Room (936 words)
> 
> Dear Members of the ICSD School Board:
> 
> I expect to attend and comment at the ICSD Budget Hearing meeting tomorrow 
> evening, and want you to have my thoughts about why I oppose the budget ahead 
> of time. I will also name and speak of the three elephants in the room: the 
> urgent need for Carbon mitigation and sustainability and social justice 
> education, the equally urgent and important need for methane mitigation and 
> plant-based nutrition education, and Cornell's ongoing underpayment of taxes 
> and the impact that has on the lack of affordable housing for working 
> families, child poverty, the trauma eviction causes children, and child 
> homelessness.  
> 
> First Elephant: ICSD needs a CARBON-NEUTRAL PLAN and needs to integrate 
> SUSTAINABILITY and SOCIAL JUSTICE into all aspects of classes and school 
> culture. Given there is less than 1.5 years to meet the Paris Accord 
> Agreement, that we are nearing 1.5 degree Celsius, that 1.9 degrees Celsius 
> is not going to be that much different than 2.0, that scientists predict 2.0 
> will leave our children with an unlivable planet by 2050, and that we need a 
> new mindset to solve problems stemming from the old paradigm, I vote NO on 
> any budget that lacks a Carbon-neutral plan in the budget.  In short, I 
> propose we shorten the 5-day school week by at least one day to divert money 
> that would otherwise be spent on salaries ($11,000,000+) and water/sewer, 
> electricity, and transportation fuel, to finance and promptly begin to 
> install solar panels, efficient lighting, ground or air-source heating 
> systems, and zero-emission buses.  All ICSD staff (including administration) 
> would necessarily take a 1/5 pay reduction in order to finance our transition 
> to carbon-neutral schools. This is not just for the common good, but for all 
> ICSD long-term job security.
> 
> I further propose that the mayor and superintendent declare a state of 
> emergency for our city, county, and state and call on the governor to ensure 
> state funding will not be interrupted due to lack of student attendance.  
> Students staying home would have online reading assignments on the topics of 
> climate science, sustainability, plant-based nutrition, and engage in 
> moderated online discussions on race relations.  Moderation would be done by 
> scholars and community leaders who would take live questions by Tweet, such 
> as the one held at the Brooklyn Historical Society in response to Ferguson 
> (CSPAN, 2014). In addition, students could also opt to spend the day 
> shadowing adults who work in sustainability and report back to their school 
> or class via podcast or Youtube channel.  Food security for students who do 
> not have enough to eat at home shall be addressed.  Lastly, when back in 
> school, the learning that happened on the day off would be documented and 
> connected to all subjects.
> 
> In addition to carbon-neutral and energy conservation planning, I recommend 
> we not buy the proposed 8 full-size gasoline buses ($500k each).  Rather, let 
> us lessen the demand on the ones we have and/or buy 5 zero-emission buses 
> ($800k). I also recommend we begin to replace all ICSD fountains with Elkay 
> wall-mounted fountains ($961 each), which filter out lead and other harmful 
> contaminants.  It would be even more climate-friendly if we could find a 
> filter fountain without refrigeration.
> 
> The second elephant in the room is METHANE MITIGATION.  With or without NYS, 
> ICSD should promote and embrace Meatless Mondays to educate ICSD staff, 
> students, and families (K-12) about the health and environmental benefits of 
> eating less animal products. ICSD should offer plant-based nutrition 
> education to counter the racial and ethnic bias in the US Dietary Guidelines 
> and educate about how racism, racial bias, and government policies resulted 
> in cultural destruction and the loss of community-specific food production 
> methods.  They should also educate how the US Dietary Guideline programs 
> promote excess chronic disease in minority communities and perpetuate 
> poverty.  Finally, ICSD should educate ICSD how to ameliorate the negative 
> impact of federal guidelines and food support programs on the health of 
> minority communities.  To not do this is to be complicit with animal 
> agriculture industry and pharmaceutical greed.
> 
> The third elephant in the room is CORNELL'S UNDERPAYMENT OF TAXES and 
> "voluntary 

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Crow roost

2016-12-12 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Many were perched in Jetty Woods between 3:30 and 4 today, discussing whether 
to move on or not - the move on faction had won the argument by 4:30.


> On Dec 12, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Jae Sullivan  wrote:
> 
> I noticed the same yesterday as I was walking east on Cascadilla around 
> 4:45/5.  .coming off Cayuga Lake, towards south-east.
> 
> 10,000 and counting.  Impressive.
> 
> Jae
> 
> 
> 
> 
>  
> Veganism is simply the acknowledgment that a replaceable and fleeting 
> pleasure isn't more valuable than someone's life and liberty.~ Unknown
> 
> 
> From: Geo Kloppel 
> To: cayugabirds-l@cornell.edu 
> Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 4:37 PM
> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Crow roost
> 
> Thousands and thousands of Crows are streaming south over the Fall Creek 
> neighborhood, heading for a roost on South Hill I guess.
> 
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[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrashers

2016-04-23 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Just had dueling Brown Thrasher arias in our yard on Halseyville Rd. (Enfield).
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[cayugabirds-l] Horned larks and snow buntings, Black Oak Rd.

2016-01-22 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Around noon there were many (not good at counting) horned larks and snow 
buntings on Black Oak Road between Aiken Rd. and Rt. 79, on the road, and on 
both sides. (Town of Enfield, Tompkins Co. on the east side of the road, Town 
of Hector, Schuyler Co. on the west).
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[cayugabirds-l] Horned larks and snow buntings, Buck Hill Rd. (correction)

2016-01-22 Thread Barbara Bauer Sadovnic
Sorry - wrong road!! -  Around noon there were many (not good at counting) 
horned larks and snow buntings on Buck HIll Road between Aiken Rd. and Rt. 79, 
on the road, and on both sides. (Town of Enfield, Tompkins Co. on the east side 
of the road, Town of Hector, Schuyler Co. on the west).
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