These are far northern places.That is one reason the appearance of a northern shrike always causes a flutter among birders in our area. Another reason is the bird's behavior, which has earned it another appropriate name, "the butcher bird." The shrike is a sleek and efficient predator.The shrike has a habit of perching at the top of a bush or on a post in open country. There it waits for prey to pass. This habit is reflected in its Latin name, which translates to "watchful butcher."
Republicans have regarded Heidi Heitkamp's membership in the Senate club as provisional, and they've been confident of defeating her since she was elected in 2012. That confidence withered last week as yet more Republicans decided not to risk the race. The reason isn't too hard to find. In politics, timing is critical.The presumptive candidate — had he wanted the nomination he would certainly have won it — withdrew last week. Kevin Cramer said he's "a man of the House" and will run for re-election.
From any other angle, a pine siskin is hard to pin down, although it will offer some clues. The siskin is a small bird, smaller than any of the sparrows but close to the size of a redpoll. The siskin is slimmer than the redpoll, though, and its body shape seems more pointed. This impression might be exaggerated because the siskin has a longish bill, not quite but almost outsized in proportion to the bird's otherwise delicate features.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".