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 Post subject: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:46 pm 
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Let me be the first to say it:

Mmmmmmm........turkey!

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We have tons of those around here...one flew right in front of my vehicle the other day and almost didn't make it across!


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Please post when stuffing runs across your yard.

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 Post subject: Re: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
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This is the last place I saw a flock of wild turkeys:
http://www.inetours.com/New_York/Images ... i_3585.jpg

Yes, that is Battery Park, on the Upper Bay at the southern tip of Manhattan. And no, I am not kidding.

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I once saw a flock of seagulls :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
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kage_ar wrote:
I once saw a flock of seagulls :fyi:

Did you run? Did you run so far away?

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 Post subject: Re: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
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kage_ar wrote:
I once saw a flock of seagulls :fyi:

Did you run? Did you run so far away?


I HAD to get away!

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 Post subject: Re: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
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kage_ar wrote:
I once saw a flock of seagulls :fyi:


I can't say that -- mainly because I live in a seaport, and you find flocks of seagulls everywhere. You often find flocks near big flat pools of water in parking lots (old Shea Stadium always had them; I have not been by Citi Field to see if they moved over.) The oddest place I see them, though, is (since I work on the eighth floor of a building that runs through the whole block between 34th and 33rd Streets, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) on the roof of the old main Post Office building across from Pennsylvania Station. While tourists look at all the handsome columns on Eighth Avenue and the famous inscription about "Neither rrain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night...",

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... e_2009.JPG

little do they know that on the roof of the building is a scene that would chill the heart of anyone who saw Hitchcock's The Birds.

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 Post subject: Re: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
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kage_ar wrote:
I once saw a flock of seagulls :fyi:


I can't say that -- mainly because I live in a seaport, and you find flocks of seagulls everywhere. You often find flocks near big flat pools of water in parking lots (old Shea Stadium always had them; I have not been by Citi Field to see if they moved over.) The oddest place I see them, though, is (since I work on the eighth floor of a building that runs through the whole block between 34th and 33rd Streets, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) on the roof of the old main Post Office building across from Pennsylvania Station. While tourists look at all the handsome columns on Eighth Avenue and the famous inscription about "Neither rrain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night...",

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... e_2009.JPG

little do they know that on the roof of the building is a scene that would chill the heart of anyone who saw Hitchcock's The Birds.


I am beyond afraid of birds. It is irrational, I know it, that does not change the cold terror they bring.

Someday I will tell you about the time I was attacked by pigeons in St Mark's Square.

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 Post subject: Re: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
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Down here in the Ozarks, we have turkey vultures and black buzzards..y'know, when they're in the middle of the road feeding on something dead, they take a l-o-n-g time taking off...haven't seen too many dead ones, as you really don't want to nearly hit them - they get frightened enough to barf up the extra load so they can take off...who the heck wants buzzard barf on your car??? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Look At What Was In Our Yard This Morning!
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Someday I will tell you about the time I was attacked by pigeons in St Mark's Square.

The pigeons in St. Mark's Square are truly obnoxious.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
Someday I will tell you about the time I was attacked by pigeons in St Mark's Square.

The pigeons in St. Mark's Square are truly obnoxious.
Well they think you're obnoxious. So there.

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It's like they're begging to be cooked.


Cooking would be OK. It's the plucking and the gutting I'm not to excited about.

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kage_ar wrote:

I am beyond afraid of birds. It is irrational, I know it, that does not change the cold terror they bring.

Someday I will tell you about the time I was attacked by pigeons in St Mark's Square.
In a previous PUB thread you confessed your fear of butterflies. Now birds. I'm beginning to see a pattern.

I bet you're not too fond of flying bats (not the baseball kind), either.


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Edward Pothier wrote:
kage_ar wrote:

I am beyond afraid of birds. It is irrational, I know it, that does not change the cold terror they bring.

Someday I will tell you about the time I was attacked by pigeons in St Mark's Square.
In a previous PUB thread you confessed your fear of butterflies. Now birds. I'm beginning to see a pattern.

I bet you're not too fond of flying bats (not the baseball kind), either.


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Thing is, bats do not bother me, in fact I kinda like the little critters.

Birds and butterflies (and moths) and camel crickets - those are the creatures that frighten me.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
kage_ar wrote:
Someday I will tell you about the time I was attacked by pigeons in St Mark's Square.

The pigeons in St. Mark's Square are truly obnoxious.
You just say that because a person as tall as you is more likely than normal-height people to be strike by lightning and/or bird poop!


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I was working in my garden one day and heard a lot of rustling. I looked up and saw a turkey taking a dust bath not far from me. When the turkey stood up, I saw that there were a bunch of little birds there, too. I few weeks later I saw, the adult turkey and the babies taking a walk through my yard.

This morning there were 3 spotted fawns under our peach tree eating the fallen (unripe) peaches.

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