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Offline jadoo

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2012, 14:30 »
...I knew that there are a lot of different breeds of chickens, but I had no idea there were so many different (and WEIRD) looking pigeons - I thought they all looked like the ones we all see flying around here...whatever they look like to us, I'm sure the falcons would look at all of them and simply think "Lunch!"...

  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42645029


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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2012, 16:34 »
Very interesting Jadoo!  I think you're right, the PF's would be thinking "lunch", although some of them were pretty scrawny... :P

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2012, 17:35 »
Some really strange looking birds ???

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2012, 19:52 »
Well, who knew there were so many different fancy pigeons?! I want a "Frillback" (#17). 8)

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2012, 00:09 »
I thought this was very entertaining  8) ;D  Who knew pigeons could be so sly!

Pigeon Impossible is the tale of Walter, a rookie secret agent faced with a problem seldom covered in basic training: what to do when a curious pigeon gets trapped inside your multi-million dollar, government-issued nuclear briefcase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=jEjUAnPc2VA#t=20
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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2012, 10:19 »
I loved the pigeon!! Smart I already knew - they are used for Search-and-Rescue because they can spot particular colours (rescue red/orange/yellow in particular I believe) at incredible distances and interestingly, they indicate when they have seen something by pushing buttons - so know they can do that too.  Persistent yup, no doubt about that one - this pigeon takes it to a whole other realm however!

Not sure that I will sit eating bagels on (or beside) a park bench anymore though  ;) ;D

Nice find RCF!

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2012, 12:06 »
Loved it RCF lmao!!!

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2012, 13:08 »
This was great, rcf! I really enjoyed watching it. Nice little break in the middle of the day. And all the pigeon wanted was a bagel. ::) 8)

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2012, 22:01 »
good one RCF!

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2012, 11:43 »
Ingenuity in the face of renovations - and wonderful photos ...

http://www.radioactiverobins.com/swifts-oostvoorne/swifts%20on%20the%20loose%20and%20saved.htm

Netherleands - swifts - nesting colony - roof renovations ...  :)

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2012, 12:52 »
Wow! What great little nestboxes! 8)

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2012, 16:07 »
   :)   This past spring, an Ottawa family discovered an injured baby bird in the grass near a bike path and took it home to nurse it back to health.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/09/28/ottawa-walter-the-crow.html

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2012, 20:36 »
Thank you so much for that heartwarming story, RCF!


I am truly amazed by things that happen everyday in our small world, but that story, touched my heart.  Thank you!

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2012, 05:59 »
Great story.  Thanks for sharing.  Brought a smile to my face. :D

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Re: News: Songbirds, Swifts & Hummingbirds / 2012
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2012, 10:10 »
What a lovely story! Thanks for posting it, RCF. :-* It reminded me of another story that I came across a few years ago about a frienship that developed between a crow and a cat. Every day, the crow would come to call on the cat, perching in a tree outside it's home, till the owners of the cat let him/her outside. Then the crow and the cat would go off for the day, hanging out and playing together, till the evening, when they would return to the cat's home. 8)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/the-cat-and-the-crow/