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bird watching

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2010, 05:28
by Tomsk
I like blue tits,sparrows and guillemots....it's a fascinating subject.......there's so much to learn....

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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2010, 18:31
by Ice.Maiden
We had a sparrow hawk hovering over our garden yesterday. Lovely birds.

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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2010, 10:32
by mamie
I took Ornithology in college and have been watching birds ever since. It's a great hobby! ..and you can learn a lot by observing some of their habits.

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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2010, 17:14
by Ice.Maiden
:bleh: Hmph! By poo'ing down your nicely cleaned windows????

:lmao4: No hun - a joke. Birds are wonderful to study.

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2010, 20:25
by pilvikki

one of my favourite things to do: watch the birds at my feeder. my very favourites are the american goldfinches for they have such a lovely fluty voice.

orioles, alas, haven't heard them in ages...

i like all kinds of birds but mostly haven't a clue what i'm looking at; sodding things move too fast. unless they are munching.

:P

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2010, 04:49
by Ice.Maiden
I don't think we'd get all the birds that we do unless we had feeders out, and I agree with you - it's lovely to watch them. We get all sorts of tits, a few finches, blackbirds, robins, pigeons, wagtails, doves, owls, sparrows, thrushes, crows and starlings! Those are gluttons, and eat anything and everything, but we put different foodstuff out for them all.

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2010, 16:18
by pilvikki

and chipmunks clean up the ground!

:dance:

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 25 Sep 2010, 07:00
by mamie
My latest birding watching trip:

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PostPosted: 25 Sep 2010, 09:23
by Tomsk
oh mamie,don't lower the tone......this is something naturally and beautifully pure.....modern life of computers,bloody mobile phones and Gordan effing Ramsey..........crap............

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 25 Sep 2010, 11:54
by mamie
Didn't mean to ruffle your feathers Mr. Tomsk -

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One of the first things I saw this morning on a walk with my pooch was a wild turkey, several actually. I was still thinking of that bird when I came across this thread - so when I thought of birds, I thought of the turkeys and when I thought of the turkeys, I thought of chickens..... so when I thought of chickens, roasting poultry on a spit came to mind.

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 25 Sep 2010, 13:52
by Tomsk
mamie.......do you have starlings?

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 25 Sep 2010, 14:08
by pilvikki


it's that thanksgiving encroaching on mamie...

we also have wild turkeys and i get so frazled when i see them by the highway. there were originally 11 of them, but now they're harder to count.

starlings!?

we have LOTS!

did you want some, i'd be more than happy to mail you a few hundred.

i don't like starlings. :bleh:

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 26 Sep 2010, 05:45
by mamie
We have many starlings - and their close cousin, the grackles. They are both our nuisance birds (and the ones that pilots most fear near the airports). They fly in very dense flocks when they are migrating.

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PostPosted: 26 Sep 2010, 16:36
by Ice.Maiden
I burst out laughing at that bird's face!!! It's kind of beautiful though! Awww, it is. I'd have it as a pet!!

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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2010, 15:12
by Tomsk
i think starlings r beautiful.........

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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2010, 15:51
by Ice.Maiden
They're beautiful when they're all in flight, but they're little mongrels when you put some food out and they swipe it all.

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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2010, 18:00
by Tomsk
YEP BUT THEY NEED THEIR DINNER.......

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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2010, 18:36
by Ice.Maiden
So - they eat all sorts of rubbish. They don't have to steal the good bits! That was tongue-in-cheek, btw. Of course they do.

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PostPosted: 27 Sep 2010, 23:02
by Tomsk
Ha Ice you are funny!.....
I like big bird from sesame street........wotdeeellamaionabout!!!!

Re: bird watching

PostPosted: 28 Sep 2010, 05:50
by mamie
Yes, this is what I want to see at the bird feeder...

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