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15541 190531  Amazing Optical Illusions That Will Play Tricks on Your Mind  Definition.org
Optical Illusion

15540 190531  Fewer Chinese visiting U.S. as trade war continues - Chicago Tribune

15539 190531  India loses place as world's fastest-growing economy - BBC News

15538 190531    It's graduation time!   
President Trump Delivers Remarks at the 2019 United States Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony - YouTube  The White House
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15537 190531  NATTO - Trails to Oishii Tokyo | NHK WORLD-JAPAN On Demand  video
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15536 190530        It's graduation time! 
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's address Harvard Commencement 2019 - YouTube
Angela Merkel tells Harvard grads to ′tear down walls′
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15535 190530  Gray-Grey treefrog (Hyla versicolor) calling Video - YouTube
Tree Frog calls (FOY)  Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood, MN, May 26, 2019; Battle Creek Regional Park, St. Paul, MN, May 30, 2019
Toad calls (FOY)  Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN, May 25, 2019
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15534 190530  Oxford Graduation - YouTube
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15533 190
530  Death Toll Rises On Mt. Everest, Concerns Of Overcrowding On World’s Highest Peak | Nightly News - YouTube
Glory or Death: Climbing Mount Everest (Full Segment) Real Sports w- Bryant Gumbel HBO - YouTube
British climber who warned of Everest overcrowding dies during climb - YouTube
List of people who died climbing Mount Everest - Wikipedia
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15532 19052 DEATH OF THE EMPRESS OF IRELAND (29 May 1914) - YouTube
Ships crash in heavy fog - May 29, 1914 - HISTORY.com
The Empress of Ireland sinks, killing over 1,000 passengers - HISTORY  The tragedy came two years after the Titanic sunk after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, leaving more than 1,500 people dead but galvanizing public demands for maritime safety standards. With structural precautions superior to those on the Titanic, crews trained extensively in emergency procedures, and with more than enough lifejackets and lifeboats, the Empress was designed for optimum safety. However, ...
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15531 19052 Final Out: Gopher Softball Advances to the 2019 Women's College World Series - YouTube  Minnesota Golden Gophers
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15530 190529  Wisconsin enters the Union - May 29, 1848 - HISTORY.com
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15529 190529  50 Old New York City Photos - Vintage NYC Pictures Throughout History  Decor, June 3, 2018: 1930 -
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15528 190529  What Does it Mean to Graduate With Honors? - The Classroom
How to Graduate With Honors and Make The Dean's List | My College Transcripts - YouTube
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15527 19052 Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move - HISTORY  May 28, 1957
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Fan reaction to dodgers leaving Brooklyn. - YouTube
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52 Weekend Box Office Results for May 24-26, 2019 - Box Office Mojo
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52  Photos of a male Scarlet Tanager*. The photos were shot at the Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, MN during Steve's Walk on May 25, 2019.  
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526-0527     May 25, 2019 @8 am - , Sat. Morning Walk by Steve @ Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Warblers: Redstart, Black-and-White, Canada, Yellow-rumped, Yellow, Mourning, Nashville*, Tennessee**, Chestnut-sided, Common Yellowthroat, Blackpoll, Blackburnian, Northern Waterthrush, Wilson's 
Oriole, Swainson's Thrush, Robin, Scarlet Tanager pair, Barn Swallow, Great Blue Heron, Chimney Swift?, Mallard, Wood Duck, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker (I missed), Grackle family: Parent and its two kids, Crow mobbing, Red-eyed Vireo, Song Sparrow, RW Blackbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Flycatcher (Alder - according to Gary), Pewee (FOY), Great Crested Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo?, Blue-winged Teal, Hummingbird,
Chipmunk, Gray Squirrel, Rabbit, some people saw a Muskrat, Deer (3); antlers covered with velvet
begin to re-grow. Winter coats are being replaced by summer coats+.
Toad calls (FOY)
Monarch butterfly (FOY),  
Nashville Warbler - YouTube
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**  Tennessee Warbler - YouTube

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15523 190526  Simon Pagenaud wins Indianapolis 500 Indy 500 Motorsports on NBC - YouTube
IndyCar Indianapolis 500 2019 | EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS | 5-26-19 NBC Sports - YouTube
May 26, 2019  The Sun. before Memorial Day  Indy 500, Indianapolis, Indiana (IN)
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15522 190524  The Best Ice Cream Shop in Every State | Eat This Not That  May 9, 2019
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15521 190524  E.J. Hradek, Dan Rosen preview the 2019 Stanley Cup Final - YouTube
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15520 190524     May 18, 2019 Sat. Morning Walk led by Kris, 8 am - , Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, Minnesota   quite chilly, but no rain
Quite a few warblers in trees, especially oak
Warblers: Blackburnian*,  Redstart, Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided**, Northern Parula, Yellow, Nashville, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Waterthrush, Canada, Ovenbird,
Veery, Thrushes (species?), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Least (?) Flycatcher, Crow, Oriole, Robin, Chickadee, Barn Swallow, Tern, Red-tailed Hawk, Mallard family, Cardinal, Turkey, Hummingbird, Gull?, Grackle, Red-winged blackbird, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Starling,
young Deer, Gray Squirrel, Chipmunk
in bloom: Violet, Canada Violet, Crabapple, Juneberry, Lilac, mysterious small white flowers, …
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House Finch, Mourning Dove, Pine Siskin, Mallard family, 
Robin parent covers its nestlings using its body on the nest probably due to the cold temp.
Blackburnian Warbler - YouTube
Blackburnian Warbler Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
**  Chestnut-sided Warbler Sounds, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Chestnut-sided Warbler - YouTube
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15519 190522  Trump's Golf Costs: $102 Million And Counting, with Taxpayers Picking Up The Tab  Huffpost, May 22, 2019

15518 190522   Aïda Muluneh’s Vibrant Photographs - The Atlantic  June 2019 issue
Aïda Muluneh - Wikipedia 
born 1974, an Ethiopian photographer and contemporary artist, based in Addis Ababa. She does commercial work, as well as photojournalism in Addis Ababa and elsewhere.
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Between nostalgia and future dreaming Aida Muluneh TEDxJohannesburgSalon - YouTube

15517 190522  Weekend Box Office Results for May 17-19, 2019 - Box Office Mojo
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) - IMDb  2  Avengers: Endgame (2019) - IMDb  3  Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) - IMDb

15516 190521          May 21, 2019  Cloudy, Kris' Walk @ 9 am, Temp: around 45 degrees F, Roberts Bird Sanctuary, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Robins, Grackles, Blue Jays, Great Horned Owl (FOY), a male Cardinal, a Chickadee, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, a Downy Woodpecker, a Great Crested Flycatcher, an Olive-sided Flycatcher, Red-bellied Woodpecker calls, a Philadelphia Vireo? (lifer), a Swainson’s Thrush (FOY), a Forster’s Tern (FOY), Baltimore Orioles, Hummingbirds, Wood Ducks, Red-winged Blackbirds, a Red-tailed Hawk,
Warblers: Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Mourning* (FOY), Common Yellowthroat, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Black-and-White, Bay-breasted, American Redstart**, Connecticut  (Gary saw), Wilson’s, Northern Parula, Palm, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Canada?, Golden-winged (Gary saw)
Deer (3), a Chipmunk, a Gray Squirrel,
in bloom: Buttercup?, Baneberry, Violet, Dandelion, Pin Cherry, Crabapple, and many more, which we aren't able to identify,   

Mourning Warbler - YouTube
Mourning Warbler Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
**  American Redstart in Maine - YouTube
American Redstart Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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15515 190521  Spring birding events on the horizon as migrants return to Minnesota - StarTribune.com  April 3, 2019
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15514 190521  HOTARU-IKA - Trails to Tsukiji - NHK WORLD-JAPAN On Demand  Firefly Squid
Firefly Squid of Honshu - National Geographic Society video
Blue Firefly squid ( ほたるいか , hotaru-ika ) - YouTube
Firefly squid - Shine blue beach in Toyama Bay - YouTube
Firefly squid - Wikipedia

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