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    Floyd

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Floyd on Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:54 am

    TRANCOSO wrote:
    Floyd wrote:At Precisely the 12 th second of the 12th day of the 12th year a little robin will appear on your balcony, peer gently and appealingly into your eyes and send you this telepathic message. "hey Xxxxxxx where are the nuts and the seeds. Do you think its any coincidence we havent been landing on your balcony. Goddam hippy."

    Flying rats have feelings too man.
    The Great Overlord is indeed harsh on the airborne rodents.
    That little robin most defenitly has a severe deathwish, talking like a Upper-OverLord of the GFL like that.

    Floyd, have you ever tried fried robin? Or robin pie perhaps? What to they taste like, robins?

    Please let me know before the 12th second of the 12th day of the 12th year.

    Your frie(n)d,
    Upper-Over Lord TRANCOSO of the Galactic Federation of (fried) Lies

    Insanely Happy lol!

    As a vegetarian for the last 25 years fried robin isnt on my list of things to eat.

    why is there a bird called a robin and not one called a batman?

    In humble servitude to the Great UBerMeister, Overlord TRANCOSCO of the Seven Eternities of Zarg

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Carol on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:10 am


    Paddlefoot


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    Post  Floyd on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:20 am

    Carol wrote:

    Paddlefoot

    Quackers
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    keith

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  keith on Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:09 pm

    When i divorced my wife the last thing i gave her was the bird.
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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Brook on Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:16 pm

    Floyd wrote:

    As a vegetarian for the last 25 years fried robin isnt on my list of things to eat.



    Fried Robin?!?!?! OMG!!!! Floyd and TRANCOSO your both incorrigible!!!!!!!!! LOL
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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  mudra on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:22 pm

    I loved to feed the birds from my garden until this year my cat got mad and started hunting and killing the little ones in their nests.
    No more birds feed for me except the ducks in the nearby park.

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  lawlessline on Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:32 pm

    Yes.

    "I feed the pigeons, I sometimes feed the sparrows too.
    It gives me a sense of enormous well-being. (Parklife!)
    And then I'm happy for the rest of the day,
    safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it."

    Blur, Parklife, 1994.

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    Post  Simplicity on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:30 pm


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    Post  TRANCOSO on Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:41 am

    UNDERWORLD - Bird
    Fab song & video

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    Re: Do You Feed Birds?

    Post  Jenetta on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:31 am

    Simplicity wrote:



    YEP! Chickadees and finches...who refrain from pooping on people!

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Simplicity on Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:34 pm

    They DO love to make messes, don't they Jenetta?

    But soooo enjoyable at the same time ..... well maybe not the SAME time
    :)


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    Floyd

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Floyd on Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:32 am

    Went feeding the ducks on Sunday and nearly fell in the Thames in the process. Much easier when they eat from your hand.
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    Post  TRANCOSO on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:40 am

    Floyd wrote:Went feeding the ducks on Sunday and nearly fell in the Thames in the process. Much easier when they eat from your hand.

    Or did they PULL you in, Floyd?

    You know that some ducks are witches, don't you?



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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  devakas on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:17 pm

    cute

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  magamud on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:56 pm

    Northern Mockingbird Sings

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMpe34Aign4





    1. Waterspreeuw - White Throated Dipper - 0:01
    2. Winterkoning - Winter Wren - 1:11
    3. Heggemus - Dunnock - 3:38
    4. Roodborst - Robin - 4:57
    5. Noordse Nachtegaal - Thrush Nightingale - 6:49
    6. Nachtegaal - Rufous Nightingale - 8:26
    7. Blauwborst - Bluethroat - 9:58
    8. Zwarte Roodstaart - Black Redstart - 12:32
    9: Gekraagde Roodstaart - Common Redstart - 14:05
    10. Paap - Winchat - 15:36
    11. Roodborsttapuit - Stonechat - 17:13
    12. Tapuit - Northern Wheatear - 18:09
    13. Beflijster - Ring Ouzel - 19:52
    14. Merel - Blackbird - 22:17
    15. Kramsvogel - Fieldfare - 25:00
    16. Zanglijster - Song Thrush - 26:39
    17. Koperwiek - Redwing - 29:10
    18. Grote Lijster - Mistle Thrush - 32:15
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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  mudra on Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:00 am

    Home windows take deadly toll on birds
    By Brian MurphySeptember 17, 2012



    U of A conservation biology students uncovered startling results in a field research project, estimating that 22 million birds die each year in Canada by hitting house windows.

    (Edmonton) The thud of a bird hitting a window is something many Canadian homeowners experience.

    University of Alberta conservation biology students tapped into that shared experience with homeowners in the Edmonton area, and their data netted startling results.

    Data collected by the third-year U of A students led to a staggering estimate that 22 million birds a year are killed in collisions with house windows across Canada.

    U of A biology professor Erin Bayne supervised the student research. “The main purpose was a teaching exercise, to get the students out there interacting with the public and doing real research,” said Bayne.

    “Little research has been done to document the significance of these collisions for Canada’s bird populations, and the results show window strikes are an important factor.”

    The research was done in Edmonton and the surrounding area using evidence gathered from more than 1,700 homeowners. Homeowners were recruited as citizen scientists for the study, and required to complete an online survey in which they were asked to recall fatal bird hits over the previous year.

    Bayne and his team processed the Edmonton data and concluded that with about 300,000 homes in the study area, the death toll for birds from window strikes might reach 180,000 per year.

    The researchers applied that figure to national housing statistics and arrived at the 22 million figure for bird-versus-window fatalities.

    Bayne says that many people recalled bird strikes at their homes, but there was little awareness that residential window deaths might affect bird populations.

    The main factors influencing the frequency of collisions were the age of the trees in the yard and whether or not people fed birds.

    “In many cases, people who go out of their way to help birds by putting up feeders and bird-friendly plants are unwittingly contributing to the problem,” said Bayne.

    One tip the researchers have for safer placement of a bird feeder concerns its distance from the house. Bayne says the safety factor has to do with a bird’s flying speed. As with car crashes, speed kills.

    “A feeder three to four metres from a window is bad because the bird has space to pick up lots of speed as it leaves the feeder,” said Bayne. Fast-flying birds like sparrows and chickadees, and aggressive birds like robins, are apt to collide with windows placed too close to free food. Placing the feeder either closer or much further are options.

    Researchers believe many window collisions are caused by in-flight mistakes. “It’s called a panic flight; a bird startled by a cat or competing with other birds at the feeder may suddenly take flight and doesn’t recognize the window as a hazard,” said Bayne.

    The research was published in the journal Wildlife Research.

    Arrow http://www.news.ualberta.ca/article.aspx?id=0768B185D6CB46108226CB210112E961

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    Floyd

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Floyd on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:08 pm

    These little buggers have cost me a fortune.

    However, as they flutter to the table they make far more sense than any wannabe spiritual teacher harping on about this that and the other.

    A Blue Tit contains far more wisdom than some pretentious super spiritual dude.


    The beauty of watching the birds fly seems to give off some kind of vibrational symbiotic cosmic coolness that makes fools out of the $$DNA Ascension nobs, let alone the various other religious whathaveyou's that are now outdated to the wise person.

    In fact. the Robin tweeted me today and said..... What a bunch of jokers.. Telepathically of course
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    Re: Do You Feed Birds?

    Post  Jenetta on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:40 pm

    Unfortunately I cannot feed the birds any longer unless I want to feed the rats too. The rats have been getting big, sassy and fat with the bird feed including invading my house. Sure miss watching them....

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  magamud on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:41 pm


    Sounds of Nature 1:00:00

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Floyd on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:44 pm

    Jenetta wrote:Unfortunately I cannot feed the birds any longer unless I want to feed the rats too. The rats have been getting big, sassy and fat with the bird feed including invading my house. Sure miss watching them....

    Just say

    "No More Rats"
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    Floyd

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    Re: Do you feed birds?

    Post  Floyd on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:56 pm

    The Bluetits said to me today

    "feed us and and we will feed you"

    The idea of being fed by twits was somewhat inviting, however they had other things in mind.
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    Post  Floyd on Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:00 pm

    The Byrds

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