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Too often there are endless calls to friends of friends, to veterinarians who actually don’t take wildlife, to “animal control experts” who sound so dodgy you’re not sure you want them to know where you live. All photographs by wildlife photographer Ingrid Taylar.

ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public.

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By Julie • March 14, 2011 • 18 comments Tweet Share ACTION ALERT! Tomorrow, MARCH 15, 2011, is the deadline for public comment on a proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Kentucky. of Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Jon Gassett has indicated that if enough people write in protest, the proposed hunting season–due to start this December– will be reconsidered. Hunting is on a steady downturn, and nonconsumptive wildlife pursuits are on a tremendous upswing.

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Birding Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

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But if you want herons and ducks and shorebirds and geese and egrets and swans and rails the best bet is the famed Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along State Route 2 in Oak Harbor, Ohio. While at the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium I made two visits to the refuge, once at dawn and once early in the afternoon. Trips Midwest Birding Symposium Ohio Ottawa National Wildlife RefugeWhen in northwest Ohio there are many options from which to choose a birding site.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 50th anniversary

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in celebration of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) 50th anniversary, CVSphoto has created a limited edition customized photo collage poster inspired by WWF to commemorate this significant milestone. The collage posters are available online only, through July 31, 2011 exclusively at CVSphoto.com.

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Galveston FeatherFest 2011

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Galveston FeatherFest 2011 Galveston FeatherFest 2011 By Mike • March 16, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share Texas has been on my mind quite a bit lately, as has spring migration. Fish & Wildlife comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Birding John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge , AKA Tinicum, is an outstanding urban oasis in southern Philadelphia, less than one mile from Philadelphia’s airport. The fine folks at the Fish and Wildlife Service are happy to tell the tale: The history of Tinicum Marsh, the largest remaining freshwater tidal wetland Pennsylvania goes back to the first settlements in the region in 1634.

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Huge Ivory Seizure in Malaysia

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full story here in Wildlife Extra News. December 2011. ivory wildlife trafficking smuggling elephants malaysiaPossibly the largest ever. Malaysian authorities have seized a staggering 15 tonnes of elephant ivory in Port Klang, just west of Kuala Lumpur; the sixth and by far the largest major seizure involving Malaysia in recent months, quite possibly the largest ever.

Tornado Takes Toll on Wildlife

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Though we obviously recognize that extreme weather causes death and destruction to humans we shouldn’t overlook the damage that it can do to wildlife as well. Birdchick has the sad tale of the destruction of a Minneapolis heronry. Asides

White-faced Ibis at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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After several minutes of this deep water foraging behavior, this White-faced Ibis made its way toward me into more shallow water Posed for a little while, and then began to preen I’m glad I took the time to visit Colusa National Wildlife Refuge on this day. 6 Responses to “White-faced Ibis at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge&# Birding is Fun! Mar 2nd, 2011 at 3:03 pm What a fortuitous stop Larry! Corey Mar 2nd, 2011 at 7:57 pm These shots are great.

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Avian Quiz – March 11, 2011

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Avian Quiz – March 11, 2011 Avian Quiz – March 11, 2011 By Jory • March 11, 2011 • 7 comments Tweet Share As I’ve mentioned before, clues for these quizzes are taken from bird guides and other resources. North America Mike McCloy Mar 11th, 2011 at 12:59 pm Southern Appalachian Mountains (usually about 4000-5000 ft.

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BBC Closes Wildlife Fund, Angers Conservationists

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The BBC has decided to close the BBC Wildlife Fund as a cost-cutting measure. Since it was launched in 2007 the fund had raised “over £3m for local and international conservation work.&# Asides

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Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

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And it looks even better in my hands while I dream about a visit to regions of Brazil I had scarcely heard of before being provided with a review copy of the first volume of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil.* • Explore These Related Posts The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway Fun, Fun, Fun Crossley ID Guide Giveaway Review of The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds.Or

Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / competitions / Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway By Corey • March 12, 2011 • No comments yet Tweet Share There were many excellent entries in the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil: The Pantanal & Cerrado of Central Brazil giveaway.

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2011?

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2011? Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of March 2011? By Mike • March 17, 2011 • 24 comments Tweet Share Happy St. Best Bird of the Weekend (First of March 2011) Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2011? Liz Mar 17th, 2011 at 3:04 pm Cool capture!

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of March 2011)

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Best Bird of the Weekend (First of March 2011) Best Bird of the Weekend (First of March 2011) By Mike • March 7, 2011 • 12 comments Tweet Share We’re already a week into March, but I’m still shoveling snow. Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2011?

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2011?

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2011? Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2011? By Mike • March 10, 2011 • 10 comments Tweet Share The equinox has not yet arrived, but the birds on my block don’t seem to care. 10 Responses to “Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2011?&#

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Animals Managing to Survive in Afghanistan

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Apparently, wildlife in Afghanistan is managing to survive despite the horrors of war and violence. afghanistan snow leopard war wildlifeThe stupid video won't embed, so here's the link to the web page. It's from Time Magazine.

Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2011?

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2011? Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of March 2011? By Mike • March 3, 2011 • 12 comments Tweet Share I don’t know how this month has commenced where you are, but around here March has come in like a lion with multiple personality disorder.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of November 2011?

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Dawn at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia a. How highly do you value a three-day weekend? For me, time of year exerts a significant impact on the worth of extra days off. Plus I work all the time, so I don’t really get a weekend! But this is about you, right? Does a three-day weekend in late fall mean as much to you as one in late spring? Obviously, my question is prompted by the extended weekend triggered for many by Veterans Day in the U.S.

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15th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival

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I can’t wait to explore outer space at the 15th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival from 25-30 January 2012! I don’t get to go to outer space as part of the 15th Annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival ? Five Fun Things That Corey Will Be Doing At the 15th Annual Space Coast Birding And Wildlife Festival, 25-30 January, 2012 Seeing Florida Scrub-Jays. Visiting Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011)

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birding / Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of March 2011) By Mike • March 14, 2011 • 11 comments Tweet Share Your experience of the month so far may differ from mine, but around these parts, March roared in like a lion filled with tiger blood. Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2011?

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Second Bear Killed On Trans-Canada Highway

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Interestingly, we just went on a tour of the Canadian Rockies where the wildlife corridors and fences were lauded by the tour guide as a way for wildlife to avoid the roads. The second bear to meet its end this year on the Trans-Canada Highway has prompted an animal rights group to call for immediate repairs to a fence line intended to protect wildlife in Banff National Park. fish and wildlife canada bear

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Witherspoon in Trouble for Python Purse

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wildlife trafficking california Stupid python entertainment exotic skins snakesFor some bizarre reason (hopefully just ignorance), Reese Witherspoon has pissed off animal rights activists by purchasing and carrying around a purse made out of python skin. Python skinning is horrible, brutal and repulsive. And it's illegal for her to have it at least in the State of California. And she paid $4,000 for it. Sorry, but that's stupid enough on its own. 4,000 for a frigging purse?!

Snow Geese at Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area

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Vermont’s Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area was the first place I saw huge numbers of Snow Geese so I was pleased to stumble across this post on VTDigger and see that the birds are still showing up there. If you live in northern New York or Vermont it is well worth a visit! Asides

The Duck Stamp and Lack of National Wildlife Refuge Funding

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The National Wildlife Refuge system is one of America’s greatest treasures. It preserves habitat, protects wildlife. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) entitled “ BANKING ON NATURE: The Economic Benefits to Local Communities of National Wildlife Refuge Visitation 1 , ” recreational visits to national wildlife refuges generate substantial economic activity. In Fiscal Year 2011: 46.5 In 2011 that number has decreased to 1.5

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Pale Male Has New Chicks

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birds hawks pale male wildlife new york cityI've been following Pale Male (the red-tailed hawk that lives in Central Park) since over 5 years ago when his nest was destroyed by ritzy apartment dwellers and it created a major international outcry. The nest was rebuilt, but Pale Male and his mate Lola never had another successful nesting. Sadly, Lola disappeared a while ago, but Pale Male has a new mate named Lima. And they have had a successful nesting.

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Liben Lark Gets a Lifeline

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Liben Lark Gets a Lifeline Liben Lark Gets a Lifeline By Corey • March 4, 2011 • 1 comment Tweet Share The Liben Lark Heteromirafra sidamoensis of Ethiopia is critically endangered, with less then 100 individuals left in one grassy plain. Fish & Wildlife comes in response to a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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BLM Admits Horse Roundups Have Involved Mistreatment

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animal abuse Bureau of Land Management wild horses wildlife usAn internal review by the US Bureau of Land Management admits that the roundup of wild horses has involved some mistreatment, but they refuse to admit the treatment was inhumane. Excerpted from USA Today. The U.S.

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See AFRICAN CATS, Save the Savanna!

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A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to AWF through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect the Amboseli Wildlife Corridor. An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theatres on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. Join the “African Cats” grassroots community and donate to the African Wildlife Foundation on Causes: [link].

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The Wildlife Conservation Stamp: An Additional Income Stream for Our National Wildlife Refuges

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Many of these refuges and associated Conservation Areas, which have the potential to protect more than 1 million acres of vital wildlife habitat, have been forged through creative partnerships with sportsmen, conservation groups and private landowners. It is now more important than ever to draw on the diverse group of refuge advocates around the country to safeguard America’s wildlife heritage 1. Most wildlife watchers are anxious to contribute their resources toward that end.

“African Cats” Giveaway!

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An awe-inspiring adventure blending family bonds with the power and cunning of the wild, “African Cats” leaps into theaters on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. To enter simply leave a comment on this post before April 22, 2011. Win a copy of African Cats: The Story Behind the Film! See African Cats, Save the Savanna!

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Jane Goodall Charity Auction

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The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is hosting an online charity auction until November 9th, 2011. An autographed batting helmet from Philadelphia Phillies player and 2011 MLB All-Star Shane Victorino. Online bidding is open to the public through November 9, 2011. events wildlifeItems up for bid feature a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences and merchandise. Proceeds from the sales will support ongoing programs such as chimpanzee preservation, and many more.

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Big Cat Week on Nat Geo Wild

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events people helping animals tv wildlifeThe big cats of the world need our help. Did you know that there are more tigers living in captivity than there are in the wild? The second annual Big Cat Week will air this Sunday, December 11th through December 17th on Nat Geo WILD. This is not only a great television event, Nat Geo WILD’s Big Cat Week is an extension of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative (BCI), a long-term commitment to halt the decline of these iconic animals in the wild.

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The Horrors of Shark Finning

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guest post wildlifeThe following is a guest post about the horrors of shark finning. Sharks are a regular feature on television channels like the Discovery Channel, with even entire weeks devoted to this majestic sea creature. However, watching these shows on DIRECT.TV from home often does not give weight to the real struggles and dangers that many sharks face, including the barbaric practice of shark finning.

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Lucy the Elephant's Case to be Heard by Canadian Supreme Court?

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wildlife sanctuary. Could be. Excerpted from CTV News. The Supreme Court of Canada could be getting involved in the battle over the fate of an ailing elephant in an Edmonton zoo. Animal rights groups are seeking leave to appeal to the high court in their ongoing fight to have Lucy the elephant moved to a warm-weather U.S. PETA and Zoocheck have applied to challenge an Alberta Court of Appeal split decision last month that ruled against their plan to sue the City of Edmonton over Lucy.

Ten Worst Zoos for Elephants

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Honolulu Zoo (Hawaii), Wildlife Safari (Ore.), This list was issued by In Defense of Animals last month. Here they are. San Antonio Zoo (Texas) Edmonton Valley Zoo (Canada), Buttonwood Park Zoo (Mass.), Central Florida Zoo (Fla.), Niabi Zoo (Ill.), Topeka Zoo (Kan.), York's Wild Kingdom Zoo (Maine) tied with Southwick's Zoo (Mass.), Pittsburgh Zoo's ICC (Penn.). San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Calif.) earned a dishonorable mention. I'm surprised that Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle didn't make it.

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Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE

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tv wildlifeThey aren’t cute and cuddly, but sharks are still very important! Nat Geo Wild is airing an amazing show tonight called Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE! Shark Attack Experiment: LIVE will feature a team of free-divers and conservationists putting their safety on the line to separate myth from reality and dispel negative myths about sharks while raising public awareness about shark species which are being driven to extinction.

Enjoy Helping Animals? Consider an Education in Zoology

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Others may work in wildlife management, agriculture and conservation. Here’s a quick look at some of those tasks: As a wildlife educator you may:• Live and work at a particular site while you study and research animal behavior• Write informational materials such as brochures and pamphlets• Prepare and implement displays. Today’s guest post is from Amy Silver. Amy is a Public Health student and an animal lover.

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Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD

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tv wildlifePhoto Credit: © Argus Collection. Penguin lovers rejoice! This weekend is Penguin Palooza on Nat Geo WILD! This weekend you will be able to enjoy shows about penguins almost all weekend long. Penguin Palooza starts at noon to 11pm ET/PT on Saturday November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Highlights of Penguin Palooza include the broadcast premiere of Arctic Tale, Saturday, November 12, at 8 pm ET/PT.

Most Wanted Birds in Brazil

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Birds / Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Most Wanted Birds in Brazil By Corey • March 12, 2011 • 5 comments Tweet Share Brazil is an amazing country loaded with a huge number of species of bird that birders the world over desperately want to experience. Jan Axel Mar 12th, 2011 at 8:07 pm Interesting choices, and congratulations to the winner!

Tsunami Pics from Midway Atoll

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Asides / Tsunami Pics from Midway Atoll Tsunami Pics from Midway Atoll By Mike • March 14, 2011 • 5 comments Tweet Share Prepare to be appalled at the devastation, impressed by the heroism of the refuge staff, and amazed by the unfathomable resilience of some of the native birds and chicks at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

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Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas

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home about advertise archives birds conservation contact galleries links reviews subscribe Browse: Home / Conservation / Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas Conserving the Future: Bold Bird Ideas By Mike • March 16, 2011 • 2 comments Tweet Share The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service desperately needs your feedback as they craft a new vision for our National Wildlife Refuge System. Coreys 2011 Year List - 228 Copyright © 2011 10,000 Birds.

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The Cutest Red Squirrels In the Land

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The adorable red squirrel orphans of the Sanctuary Wildlife Center in Morpeth, England are in the spotlight thanks to the latest episode of The Cute Show. Are you ready for some serious cuteness? What about a heartwarming story to go along with the cute? One day, a huge gust of wind knocked over the wee nest of some precious baby red squirrels. Can you imagine the little munchkins running around the cold, dark streets of London without a home? Are you crying yet?