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Author: Suzy Buttress

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Experience the wonder and excitement of watching wild birds!
Suzy shares her observations of local birds in southern England to those seen internationally. Listen to recorded bird walks, interviews, and stories from birdwatchers around the world.
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100: Celebration!

100: Celebration!

2021-05-2701:10:23

Join Suzy and guests Stephanie Seymour and Marylee Stephenson for a celebration of reaching the podcast's 100 episode milestone. We also hear from past guests and friends of the show. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 0:00:57 Past episode Past episode 00:01:35  Casual Birder Weekly Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:01:57 Introduction 00:02:37 Congratulation messages Part 1 Paul Cheall - Fighting Through Podcast Guest on Episode 55 - My Norfolk Garden Birds Martin Austwick - Song by Song Podcast Guest on Episode 47 - Regent’s Park bird walk Steve O'Neill - Sharp The Podcast Friend of the Show Alan White - It’s a Podcast and a Gift Friend of the Show Keiron Lee Vine Guest on Episode 68 Isle of Wight bird walk Kate Shaw - Strange Animals Podcast Friend of the Show 00:06:40 Suzy's overview 00:09:30 Congratulation messages Part 2 Wil Treasure Friend of the Show Lev Parikian Guest on Episode 53 - London Wetlands Centre Bird walk Dom Patmore - Friend of the Show Karin Parker - Friend of the Show Mel Shepherd-Wells - Friend of the Show Stephanie Seymour Guest on Episode 69 - There Are Birds 00:14:32 Conversation with my Guests Part 1 Stephanie Seymour - ThereAreBirds.com Marylee Stephenson - On the Jog Marylee's YouTube channel 00:33:19 Congratulation messages Part 3 Andy Wang - Inspired Money podcast Friend of the Show Steph Fuccio - Geopats Podcast Network Friend of the Show Jessica Delisle - Retail Nightmares podcast Guest on Episode 14 Jays Købi - Flixwatcher podcast The Wire: Stripped Friend of the Show Rachael Horwitz - Hidden Wings and Bloodlust podcast Friend of the Show Faraaz Abdool Guest on Episode 98 - A Conversation with Faraaz Abdool Evo Terra - Podcasting Pontifications Guest on Episode 89 (Australian Birds - An Offbeat View with Evo Terra) Dr Amir Khan Guest on Episode 87 - Connecting with Nature 00:40:15 Conversation with my Guests Part 2 00:48:38 Congratulation messages Part 4 Paul & Donna - Varmints! podcast Friends of the Show Sara-Mae Tuson Friend of the Show Jeremy Schwartz Guest on Episode 20 - Wigeon & Teal Guest on Episode 60 - Backyard Birding Game Sarah Cooper Guest on Episode 52 - Bird Walk in Prospect Park Paul Fenwick - Friend of the Show 00:54:34 Conversation with my Guests Part 3 01:06:52 Congratulation messages Part 5 Anneke - Friend of the Show Christopher Outlaw - Friend of the Show 01:09:11 Support the show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 01:09:33 Keep in Touch Tell me about your bird sightings 01:09:46 Thanks 01:09:58 Wrap and Close The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/ Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
On May 8th 2021, bird watchers around the world took part in the Global Big Day. This 24-hour event encouraged birders to see as many species as possible within their local area. The Casual Birder Podcast entered a team to take part in the event. Members of the team had a range of birding experience, from novice to expert, and saw 430 species in locations in Australia, UK & Europe and North America. Hear about Suzy’s experience of the Big Day where she saw 54 species, visited two RSPB reserves and did a spot of garden bird watching from the bedroom window in the morning. Timestamps 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:17 Introduction Last episode Casual Birder Weekly 00:02:09 Global Big Day Description Global Birding website Past episode - Global Bird Weekend Donate to BirdLife International 00:05:36 Suzy's Big Day 00:06:39 Garden Birdwatch 00:11:33 RSPB North Warren RSPB North Warren BTO Skylark & Woodlark ID BTO Sedge & Reed Warbler RSPB Guide to Birdsong book 00:16:51 Thorpeness 00:19:03 Promo: Bird Feeder Report Suzy's Bird Feeder Report 00:19:30 RSPB Minsmere RSPB Minsmere LevParikian & Cetti's Warbler - Episode 53 00:27:28 South Mimms Services 00:30:52 Sightings from the Team 00:35:17 Support the Show Buy me a virtual coffee - Tip Jar 00:35:40 Keep in Touch Tell me about your bird sightings 00:36:11 Wrap & Close 00:36:35 Last Call      Website: The Casual Birder Podcast Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
Faraaz Abdool is the author of Casual Birding in Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a noted photographer, tour leader and active member of the global birding community. This episode is an edited version of a Facebook Live conversation I had with Faraaz, in front of an audience from the show’s Facebook group. Faraaz tells me how he became a casual birder and shares some of his favourite birding moments.   Timestamps 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:01 Promo: Last episode / Casual Birder Weekly Last Episode - Malibu Bird Walk Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:01:41 Faraaz Abdool Conversation Part 1 00:21:25 Promo: Suzy's Bird Feeder Report Suzy's Bird Feeder Report 00:21:51 Faraaz Abdool Conversation Part 2 Faraaz Abdool on Instagram Faraaz's website 00:36:49 Global Big Day Sign up to our team Donate to BirdLife International 00:38:07 Episode 100 - your help needed Send your message for Episode 100 00:38:33 Support the show Buy me a virtual coffee 00:38:53 Wrap and Close   The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/   Don't miss an episode - follow the show wherever you listen. Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Suzy takes us on a solo bird walk at Malibu Lagoon in California where she sees Marbled Godwit, Caspian Tern and Snowy Plover. Time stamps: 00:00:00 Opening 00:00:54  Promo for last episode & newsletter Past episode Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:01:43 Introduction to Bird Walk 00:21:23 Global Big Day Register here - Global Birding Join the team email list Donate to BirdLife International 00:23:16 Episode 100 - your help required  00:23:52 Keep in Touch Tell me about your bird sightings 00:48:09 Support the show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:24:38 Wrap and Close Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website
This week’s episode was originally created for International Podcast Month, September 2020, and released on their podcast feed.   Over the past year, many of us have been seeking solace in nature. As I have remained at home much of the time since the lockdowns began, my garden birds have provided interest and distraction.  In episode 96, I provide an audio portrait of the 13 bird species that regularly visited my garden during 2020, including:   - what they look like,  - how they sound, and   - some of the behaviours and interactions I've noticed. If you live in the UK, this episode will help you to identify some of the more common birds found in our gardens and parks. Wherever you live, I hope it will encourage you to look more closely at your own local birds, and maybe consider keeping a journal of their appearance and behaviours. Time stamps: 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:31  Introduction Past episode 00:06:25  Promo Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:07:27 Eurasian Blue Tit 00:09:39 Great Tit 00:11:23 European Goldfinch 00:13:44 House Sparrow 00:16:35 Dunnock 00:18:24 European Robin 00:20:54 Eurasian Blackbird 00:23:57 Episode 100 - your help required / Podchaser #Reviews4Good Podchaser Link 00:25:08 Eurasian Magpie 00:28:40 Eurasian Jackdaw 00:31:41 Rook 00:36:42 Common Wood Pigeon 00:41:57 Eurasian Collared Dove 00:43:26 Red-legged Partridge 00:47:52 Keep in Touch Tell me about your bird sightings 00:48:09 Support the show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:48:27 Wrap and Close Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website
In episode 95, Suzy shares the sixth of her audio diaries documenting the birds seen in her neighbourhood, from the week of Tuesday 9th to Monday 15th February, 2021. We also find out what birds listeners were seeing that week. Time stamps: 00:00:00 Opening 00:00:52  Introduction Past episode 00:01:30  Promo Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:02:17 Audio Diary begins  00:21:26 Your sightings 00:24:12 Episode 100 - your help required! 00:24:33 Support the show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Tell me about your bird sightings 00:25:25 Wrap and Close   Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website
In episode 94, we meet Benedict Macdonald, conservationist and author of the award-winning “Rebirding - restoring Britain’s wildlife”. Benedict dispels some popular myths about our countryside, and presents compelling reasons for the reintroduction of particular species. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:29 Introduction 00:02:29 Interview begins Benedict Macdonald on Twitter Benedict's website 00:39:48 Keep in Touch Tell me about your bird sighting Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup Leave me a voice message 00:40:22 Wrap and Close The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/ Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
Now that Spring has arrived, Suzy takes us on a bird walk in her neighbourhood, in Hampshire, UK. Suzy sees 17 species, including a singing Goldcrest. We also hear about the birds listeners have seen in the past week, and Suzy has a wonderful encounter with her Rook friend. Time stamps: 00:00:00 Opening 00:00:48 Bird Walk 00:15:56 Promo for newsletter Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:16:32 Rook encounter 00:19:10 Global Big Day news Global Big Day - sign up! 00:20:12 Sightings from Listeners Sarah, from The Versatile Writer Podcast Kate, from Strange Animals Podcast 00:26:33 Keep in touch Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Tell me about your bird sightings 00:28:01 Wrap and Close 00:28:25 Last Call The Casual Birder Podcast   Website Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website
Continuing her series of lockdown birdwatching diaries, Suzy shares her bird observations from week 5, covering the period 2nd to 8th February 2021. This episode includes exciting news about a nesting Robin, and Suzy's exasperation at the Wood Pigeons ignoring the water bowls! Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:06 Introduction Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:02:23 Audio Diary begins Cabo Pulmo episode 00:21:27 Keep in Touch Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Tell me about your bird sightings 00:22:17 Wrap and Close The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/ Don't miss an episode - follow the show! Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
March 8th every year is International Women’s Day. This annual event provides a focus to celebrate the achievements of women and a call to action to challenge gender disparity.  Suzy revisits conversations she’s had with awesome women birders, who tell how birds have touched their lives. The featured birders are: From the Science Community: Dan Rouse - Ornithologist and presenter Danielle Belleny - Wildlife biologist Camille - Science educator And from the Creative Arts community: Kate Shaw - Strange Animals Podcast Carrie Poppy - Oh No, Ross and Carrie Jessica Delisle - Retail Nightmares Carla -  Number One ReRun podcast Stephanie Seymour - Singer / songwriter Amy Chillag - Writer and Producer Jocelyn Anderson - Photographer 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:26 Introduction 00:02:47 Dan Rouse #72 Dan Rouse Dan's Website 00:06:45 Danielle Belleny #81 Danielle Belleny Danielle on Instagram 00:11:25 Camille #38 Camille in Elysian Park #39 Camille Bird Walk LA 00:15:38 Kate Shaw #33 Kate Shaw (Bullfinch & Indigo Bunting episode) Strange Animals Podcast 00:18:54 Jessica Delisle #14 Jays with Jessica Delisle Retail Nightmares 00:22:10 Carrie Poppy #36 Carrie Poppy - Feral Pigeons and Rock Doves 00:25:07 Carla (Number One Rerun Podcast) Number One Rerun Podcast BritPodScene on Twitter 00:27:38 Amy Chillag Amy on Twitter Amy's article about Birding for mental health 00:31:03 Stephanie Seymour Stephanie's album: There Are Birds Stephanie on Instagram 00:36:46 Jocelyn Anderson Jocelyn's Website Jocelyn on Instagram 00:39:59 Casual Birder Weekly Casual Birder Weekly 00:40:31 Support the show Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Tell me about your bird sightings 00:41:07 Closing Credits   The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/ Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Suzy shares the fourth entry in her series of lockdown birdwatching diaries and describes her regular garden visitors. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:00 In this episode 00:00:54 Introduction Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:02:13 Garden bird descriptions 00:08:50 Audio Diary begins 00:18:37 Keep in Touch Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.co Tell me about your bird sightings 00:19:18 Wrap and Close The Casual Birder Podcast website   Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net  
Podcaster and author Evo Terra spent several years travelling and living in various countries. First becoming interested in the natural world as a child, he retains a sense of wonder when travelling to new locations. During his 9 months in Australia he wrote an article sharing his unique view of the birds he saw, entitled “Australian Birds for Dummies”. This episode Includes spoken excerpts from the article Read the full article here. It has been reproduced with Evo’s permission. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:55 Opening 00:01:45 Introduction 00:02:35 Interview begins Evo Terra on Twitter Podcast Pontifications 00:29:05 Keep in Touch Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Tell me about your bird sightings 00:29:53 Wrap and Close Spoken excerpts from Evo’s article at: 00:00:00 White ibis 00:08:50 Australian Magpie 00:11:55 Kookaburra 00:30:26 Rainbow Lorikeet Evo’s article reproduced with kind permission here Australian Birds for Dummies   Contact Evo here: Evo Terra on Twitter Podcast Pontifications     The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/ Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Suzy shares the third entry in her series of lockdown birdwatching diaries. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:35 Introduction Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:02:04 Audio Diary begins Red legged Partridge in snow 00:12:55 Share the show 00:13:25 Keep in Touch Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.co Tell me about your bird sightings 00:13:45 Wrap and Close The Casual Birder Podcast website Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Suzy’s guest is Dr Amir Khan, General Practitioner, best-selling author, Nature enthusiast and Ambassador for the Wildlife Trusts. Amir tells us about the wildlife he sees in his garden, the importance of Nature for our well-being, and about his work as an Ambassador with the Wildlife Trusts, helping young people in inner cities to engage with the natural world. Amir's book is 'The Doctor will See You Know' A note about the interview: I spoke with Amir in September 2020, after we had left controlled lockdowns relating to the Pandemic, and those previous restrictions are spoken of in the past tense. At the time of the release of this episode in February 2021, the U.K. is back in lockdown. A content warning that, relevant to discussion about Amir’s profession as a General Practitioner, there are some references to the death of patients due to the Pandemic.  Time stamps 00:00:57 Introduction 00:03:04 Interview 00:35:30 Dr Amir’s links Amir's Instagram account Amir's Twitter account 00:35:49 Keep in Touch Buy me a virtual coffee Tell me about your bird sightings Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup The Casual Birder Podcast website 00:36:37 Wrap and Close Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Suzy shares the second in her series of lockdown birdwatching diaries, and gives the result of her Big Garden Birdwatch. Time stamps & Links: 00:00:37 Introduction 00:01:13 Sponsor’s message Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:01:54 Audio Diary begins  00:12:02 Suzy’s Big Garden Birdwatch Results 00:13:46 Keep in Touch Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Tell me about your bird sightings 00:14:20 Wrap and Close
Jamie Wyver, from the RSPB, tells us about the upcoming Big Garden Birdwatch, an annual survey organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), and how we can take part. Full Show notes and Transcripthttps://casualbirder.com/episode85 00:00:35 Introduction YouTube version of interview 00:00:57 Sponsor’s message Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter Signup 00:01:39 The Big Garden Birdwatch 00:02:18 Interview begins Big Garden Birdwatch sign-up 00:16:30 Wildlife Garden tips 00:22:31 Notes on Nature TV Notes on Nature TV 00:23:59 Taking Part in the Birdwatch Big Garden Birdwatch Live 00:24:25 Tell me what you see Email me or send me a voice message 00:24:54 Keep in Touch Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:25:24 Wrap and Close The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/ Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
In episode 84 I start a series of weekly audio diaries about my Lockdown Birding - sharing what birds I’ve seen and the behaviours observed from my home and the surrounding streets. This episode is brought to you by Casual Birder Weekly, my brand new newsletter. Sign up here: Casual Birder Weekly Newsletter 00:00:35 Introduction 00:01:33 Audio Diary begins 00:02:48 Garden Description 00:06:01 Day 1 5th Jan 00:07:18 Day 2 6th Jan 00:08:26 Day 3 7th Jan 00:10:27 Day 4 8th Jan 00:12:29 Day 5 9th Jan 00:13:36 Day 6 10th Jan 00:14:25 Day 7 11th Jan 00:15:09 Cleaning Feeders 00:16:47 Journalling 00:20:09 Gardening 00:23:41 Keep in Touch Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com 00:24:56 Wrap and Close 00:25:27  Blooper The Casual Birder Podcast   https://casualbirder.com/ Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
In episode 83, Suzy looks back at her best birding memories from 2020 and hears about those of listeners too. She outlines what the beginning of 2021 has in store, with another bout of Lockdown birding. Also, hear about the birds seen during a week-long group birdwatch event for listeners held in December. Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net Time stamps & Links: 00:00:35 Introduction & thanks Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Casual Birder shop on Redbubble 00:01:20 Suzy's best birding moments of 2020 BirdNet xeno-canto.org 00:10:18 Best birding moments of 2020 from Listeners 00:25:06 Results of the December Group Birdwatch Introduction to eBird 00:27:18 Lockdown 3 RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 00:28:29 How you can join in Contact Suzy 00:30:05 Wrap and Close
Suzy shares her birding moments during the second Lockdown in England in November 2020, including hearing her first nocturnal migration of Redwings. Suzy admits to some photography fails and we hear from Stephanie Seymour in New Jersey, and Mary Chan on Vancouver Island. Timestamps & Links: 00:00:36 Thank you Buy me a virtual coffee on Ko-Fi.com Casual Birder shop on Redbubble 00:02:23 Suzy's Bird observations 00:10:55 Mini Hide 00:13:13 Redwing Migration BirdNet xeno-canto.org Jamie's Redwing video for RSPB My interview at Birdfair - available to watch until end December 2020 All talks at Virtual Birdfair 2020 00:15:18 Suzy's Photography 00:18:08 Other Birding Show Recommendations The Urban Birder Webinars The Birders Show Dan Rouse's new book Great Podcasts about Birds - Podchaser 00:20:49 Listener Stories Stephanie Seymour's episode Stephanie's album: There Are Birds Mary Chan - The Podcasters Guide to a Visible Voice 00:34:52 Wrap and Close  The Casual Birder Podcast website   Don't miss an episode - subscribe to the show (Subscribing is free) Thank you to Randy Braun for designing the artwork for the show. The theme music is Short Sleeved Shirt by The Drones. Thanks to them for letting me use it. Check out their website at www.dronesmusic.net
Danielle Belleny is a wildlife biologist, member of the BlackAFinSTEM collective, and co-founder of Black Birders Week. Danielle tells me about her childhood experiences with Nature, how she became a wildlife biologist and birder, and why putting the spotlight on being Black in Nature is so important for us all. Time stamps: 00:00:00 Opening 00:01:24 Introduction 00:04:07 Interview with Danielle Belling 00:21:28 Closing remarks 00:22:20 Credits Links: Danielle on Twitter Danielle on Instagram Links to the BlackAFinSTEM social accounts BlackAFinSTEM Recommended links for Donation BlackAFinSTEM Recommended links for Education BlackAFinSTEM Recommended links for Showing up Donation Links to individual members of the BlackAFinSTEM collective Additional Anti-racism resources bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES https://www.obama.org/anguish-and-action/  
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Anna Wilson

an interesting episode. more so because a few weeks ago I spotted a small bird that had a similar discription to the chiffchaff visit you had in your garden. I thought it was goldcrest but it wasn't small enough. chiffchaff is a high possibility. thanks for making the episode

Nov 9th
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Anna Wilson

Excellent podcasts, bursting with information and observations of our wild birds

Feb 20th
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