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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Birds

    Friday afternoon submission for the "post more threads" demand from the Dark Tower.

    Birds

    We were talking about the Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds. I mentioned that Hitch wanted to film the last scene with thousands of birds perched on the Golden Gate Bridge. That would have sent an even stronger "it's the end of the world" message.

    That discussion led to a general discussion about birds. Some people just do not like our feathered friends. I will admit that there are some freaky birds, such as the common turkey vulture. Yuck. Woodpeckers are kinda cool. Robin eggs seem to say "gentle life". Crows are disgusting.

    "Nevermore."

    Some of the best bird-watching takes place just east of metro Toledo. The Ottawa Wildlife Refuge is a hugely-popular location for certain types of migratory birds. Another very popular place for bird-watching is just a few miles from my Swanton, OH, homestead.....Oak Openings Metro Park.

    So......what is your take on birds? Spooky? Cool? What say you?

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    Cyburbian Otis's avatar
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    I say Tippi Hedrin is coming to Otisville soon for a benefit showing of The Birds.

    That aside, I enjoy bird watching and I particularly like seabirds and waterfowl. And hummers. I don't agree about crows: they're really smart (except for the one I saw stay a few seconds too long on some roadkill -- Darwin took care of that, though.

    When I was in Europe with some diehard birders I enjoyed hearing them say things like "There's a pair of Great Tits," or "There's a pair of Blue Tits." (it was cold then).

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    I Otisville ).
    Imaplanner is going to be driving through otisville this weekend. Or at least through otisstate.

    I grew up with birds. Parrots. They are loud and messy and they bite and they poop alot.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    In this month's issue of Audubon Magazine:

    Backyard Birding: Eastern North America
    http://www.audubonmagazine.org/featu...t-eastern.html

    Click on the poster at the bottom.
    Oddball
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Sweet Bird Of Terror

    Do dee do do dum dum dee do do.....

    Awk!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvDpuIdY5WU&NR=1

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    I saw a really unusual bird I didn't recognize this afternoon. I'll have to blow the dust off the ol' field guide and try to i.d. it while still fresh in my mind. Looked kinda like a stork on steroids.

    We are fortunate to have a wonderful bird sanctuary in the area - the Kellogg bird sanctuary

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    Bird-watching is big here in FL: http://floridabirdingtrail.com/

    I never paid much attention until the last few years and noticed the cardinals that nest on our lot; we have 2 pairs this year. I finally put out a couple of feeders this past spring, one right outside the dining room window, and we see the cardinals, bluejays, finches, doves, and another one I can't identify. The cats are loving it! (they're indoor cats, btw; no birds were harmed...). We're enjoying it, too.

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