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Offline bccs

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / Zeus & Hurricane
« on: April 07, 2009, 13:47 »
Went to Brandon today and took a look round the McKenzie seed building but didn't see anything but a bunch of pigeons looking quite harassed. You rock falcons!!
I did see a bunch of wild turkeys near Portage la Prairie. What would you call that?
Gaggle, nope, herd, nope, pod, nope, flock, nope.  Classifications do come to mind but political comments are inappropriate I suppose.
A lot of snow is gone and tons of geese coming back. I seem to see everything but the falcons. I guess the term big L fits.
Big sigh but not defeated yet.

Offline Loriann

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 13:59 »
I think the technical term is 'rafter' I think.. not sure.

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 14:37 »
Excerpt from the website of the Palomar Audubon Society
Collective Nouns
(Thanks to former Chapter President, Paul Bergford, for passing this on)
flock of turkeys
rafter of turkeys
brood of turkeys (immature)

http://palomaraudubon.org/collective.html
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 14:39 by bcbird »

Offline Loriann

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 14:47 »
 ;D  and now we know... Happy Turkey Tuesday.  ( in my house it's a PLATE of turkey)  ;)

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 21:39 »
Okay Loriann, Plate of Turkey!  Thats hilarious.  You made me laugh. 

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 22:06 »
Maybe it should be a tuggle instead of a gaggle!

Offline Liz

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 22:25 »
I did see a bunch of wild turkeys near Portage la Prairie. What would you call that?
Gaggle, nope, herd, nope, pod, nope, flock, nope. 

Wild Turkey?  A "sir-john" (A. McDonald?!!) lol 

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 05:58 »
I was thinking more along the line of the house in session. Ever watched them?

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 11:38 »
Okay Loriann, Plate of Turkey!  Thats hilarious.  You made me laugh. 

mission complete.. lol   ;D

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2009, 22:18 »
You  all are tooo funny.  I have been keeping my eye on the MacKenzie building when I am downtown and have seen nothing yet either.   :(

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2009, 14:55 »
 :)  :)  :) 

THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE HERE.  I saw them both downtown today.  One on the McKenzie Seeds building and the other on the tower across from there.
YIPPEE.  I'm going back tomorrow with my binos.

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2009, 15:14 »
I detect some excitement...good for you BirdLover...enjoy. Any other Brandon Folks on here ?

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 15:33 »
Great news Birdlover!!

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 15:38 »
I've notified the gang in Brandon that its time to break out the spotting scopes to read band numbers!!

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McKenzie Seeds - 2009 / April
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2009, 16:50 »
I detect some excitement...good for you BirdLover...enjoy. Any other Brandon Folks on here ?

Excitement doesn't begin to describe it.  Will be heading down town after work tomorrow.  Better remember to stow the binos in the bag to take to work.  ;)