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Re: bird id


DH has announced that for his birthday (4 Sept) he wants to go to MD  
for crab (and incidentally to visit eldest daughter and family).   
Personally, I prefer softshell crab or crabcakes -- removing shells  
from crab means major lacerations of your hands!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 21, 2007, at 7:40 PM, Pam Evans wrote:

> Too funny.  I have a first cousin in Germantown MD and I know those MD
> crabcakes are to die for.  I remember them well!
>
> On 8/21/07, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>>
>> In an entirely different context, Ms Fatma and I were whining  
>> recently
>> about how much we missed the crab cakes at Faidely's Seafood
>> [http://www.faidleyscrabcakes.com/] in Baltimore's Lexington Market.
>> When we lived in WDC and environs we journeyed to Baltimore every so
>> often to shop at Lexington Market in general, but Faidely's  
>> especially.
>> It's difficult to describe the place and do it justice--it's an old
>> fashioned fish market with a beer and raw bar. In the early AM, the
>> beer and raw bar is crowded with revelers eating raw oysters and  
>> clams
>> and more-or-less sobering up, and with ladies of the night grabbing a
>> repast before going to whatever constitutes home. It has always
>> reminded me of the Cafe du Monde I discovered as a lad in NOLa in the
>> 50s. Anyway, at about 8AM every morning the ladies arrive to fire up
>> the kitchen and make, among other Baltimore signature dishes, crab
>> cakes. One-half pound of lump backfin blue crab meat, mayonnaise,  
>> bread
>> crumbs, spices and who knows what else. One of the crab cakes  
>> probably
>> has enough cholesterol to cause your whole circulatory system to
>> instantly seize up--but it's worth it; they really are to die for.
>>
>> Anyway, shortly after we had waxed poetic about Faidely's, the
>> conversation turned to the hermit crab, and one of us called it
>> "crabcake." We laughed and decided that was a good name for it.
>>
>> Long story for a short answer.
>>
>> On Aug 21, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Pam Evans wrote:
>>
>>> Crabcake????
>>>
>>> On 8/21/07, Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> ROTFL!!!!!  She has no sense of humor Jim!!!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>>>> I told her to tell them "in the water" just like their grandparents
>>>> did
>>>> in hot tubs in the 60s, but she said that was "inappropriate".
>>>>
>>>> On Aug 21, 2007, at 11:06 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Did you send her with the stork information? Or the cabbage patch?
>>>>> (*giggle*) When kids grow up on a farm...they figure that out  
>>>>> pretty
>>>>> soon.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> james singer wrote:
>>>>> Right. If you've got any extras, send them our way. Very pretty
>>>>> bird...
>>>>> and very nice photograph.
>>>>>
>>>>> Oh, yeah, and Crabcake went back to school today. But not before I
>>>>> downloaded and printed the National Zoo's fact sheet. Seems one of
>>>>> Ms.
>>>>> Fatma's precocious beasts asked her yesterday how they made  
>>>>> babies.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Aug 21, 2007, at 10:44 AM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> "Oh, my" is right, Kitty. What a beautiful little bird.
>>>>>> zem
>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty"
>>>>>> To:
>>>>>> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 10:10 PM
>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] bird id
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I'd rule out the flycatcher, breast not bright. The eastern  
>>>>>>> Phoebe
>>>>>>> looks plausible, but no reddish tail. The wren Theresa mentioned
>>>>>>> seems likely. While searching for pictures I came across the  
>>>>>>> Fairy
>>>>>>> Wren. Oh my! Glorious. Not mine though.
>>>>>>> http://wordpress.com/tag/spiral/feed/
>>>>>>> and scroll down a bit.
>>>>>>> Oh, wow, and this!:
>>>>>>> http://www.surfbirds.com/media/Photos/dec03screen.jpg
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Kitty
>>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
>>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter"
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> To:
>>>>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:16 PM
>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] bird id
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I assume you mean chickadee sized. That and the reddish tail  
>>>>>>>> have
>>>>>>>> me
>>>>>>>> stumped. Check your bird pictures and see if they might be  
>>>>>>>> Eastern
>>>>>>>> Phoebes or possibly (if larger than you thought) a great  
>>>>>>>> crested
>>>>>>>> flycatcher.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Aug 18, 2007, at 8:12 AM, Kitty wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> I have had a new kind of bird here all summer and thought  
>>>>>>>>> maybe
>>>>>>>>> someone would have an idea. They're way too fast and  
>>>>>>>>> skittish for
>>>>>>>>> me to get a picture. They are rounded and little perhaps  
>>>>>>>>> like a
>>>>>>>>> chickadee. From a distance they seem to have a light gray  
>>>>>>>>> breast
>>>>>>>>> with darker wing feathers and i think the tail feathers  
>>>>>>>>> might be
>>>>>>>>> red or reddish. The distinctive feature is their sound. For  
>>>>>>>>> such
>>>>>>>>> a little bird they are very loud, making a sound like a cicada
>>>>>>>>> that
>>>>>>>>> lasts 2 or 3 seconds at a time. Any ideas?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Kitty
>>>>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5
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>>>>> Island Jim
>>>>> Southwest Florida
>>>>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
>>>>> Hardiness Zone 10
>>>>> Heat Zone 10
>>>>> Sunset Zone 25
>>>>> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
>>>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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>>>>>
>>>>> Jesse R. Bell
>>>>>
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>>>> Island Jim
>>>> Southwest Florida
>>>> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
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>>>> Heat Zone 10
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>>>> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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>>>>
>>>> Jesse R. Bell
>>>>
>>>> "All that we are is a result of what we have thought."  -  Buddha
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>>>
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>>> Kemp TX
>>> zone 8A
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>> Island Jim
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> Kemp TX
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