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    Question A question on animal nature.

    Itís springtime heading in to summer and the birdies are out in force (the feathered kind, not the featherbrained).

    Itís early evening, the sun is out and Iím sitting having a drink, listening to some music and contemplating deep thoughts like: ďDo I have enough drink left in for the night or should I venture out and buy some more?Ē You know, the important stuff!

    As Iím doing this, I can hear the birdies singing outside my window Ė itís all very pleasant!

    Over the last half-hour or so some of them have caught my eye. They fly to a particular branch, stop, take a HUGE shit, and fly off again.

    Iím no ornithologist so I canít name them all but there were a few crows, what I think was a wood-pigeon and a few other smaller birds I canít name. Maybe up to 15 of them in the space of half an hour, all dumping in the same spot?

    I know this is totally fatuous, but Iím curious. Is it some kind of territorial thing? Iíve seen this in other species like dogs and cats, and in nature vids about bears and so forth, but this is the first Iíve seen it in birds.

    Itís almost like they were lining up to take their shot.

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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    They know a good branch when they see it. Is there anything unique about that branch that invites them? Maybe it sticks out to give them wide latitude to swoop in at high speeds and land on it without getting whacked by nearby branches? Birds have to think about this, you know! Think like a bird. WWYD? LOL.

    You're running a bird pitstop. Do you have a birdbath nearby, I forgot to ask. Maybe a birdfeeder, too? Maybe you should invest.

    Curious... how fast are these birds going right before they land on the branch? Do they look like they've downshifted from flight speed? Seems like extreme braking is going on. What G-force affects their little brain in this constant braking? Maybe they get contrecoup injury to their brain hitting the skull.

    My kitchen is at the corner of my house and has two very large windows at the corner, in a 90-degree angle. Occasionally, a bird assumes these are open spaces, not windows, and seeks to fly through my kitchen, in and back out again. Quite startling when you are just sitting there and BAM! I never see bird corpses, though, and it is quite the Hitchcockian moment.
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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    They know a good branch when they see it. Is there anything unique about that branch that invites them? Maybe it sticks out to give them wide latitude to swoop in at high speeds and land on it without getting whacked by nearby branches? Birds have to think about this, you know! Think like a bird. WWYD? LOL.

    You're running a bird pitstop. Do you have a birdbath nearby, I forgot to ask. Maybe a birdfeeder, too? Maybe you should invest.
    All good questions Unboxxed but no, nothing special that I can see. No bird baths, no feeders.

    WWID? I wouldnít pick that particular branch. Itís young and weak. Some of the bigger birds can bend it with their weight.

    But it is low down with a clean drop to the ground.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    Curious... how fast are these birds going right before they land on the branch? Do they look like they've downshifted from flight speed? Seems like extreme braking is going on. What G-force affects their little brain in this constant braking? Maybe they get contrecoup injury to their brain hitting the skull.
    Gee, I didnít have time to get out my slide-rule, and the trigonometry involved after taking perspective in to account would be a mind-fuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unboxxed View Post
    My kitchen is at the corner of my house and has two very large windows at the corner, in a 90-degree angle. Occasionally, a bird assumes these are open spaces, not windows, and seeks to fly through my kitchen, in and back out again. Quite startling when you are just sitting there and BAM! I never see bird corpses, though, and it is quite the Hitchcockian moment.
    Iíve also had this. It really does make you jump: What the F was that?

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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Damn. The place where I live, if birds could enter the building, then some other things can also enter. And because of them, I'll probably die from malaria or dengue or god knows what else !!

    Which is why we have everything fully netted... and those pests still manage to find some way to enter, albeit in manageable levels.




    Such a lovely bird !
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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Gee, I didn’t have time to get out my slide-rule, and the trigonometry involved after taking perspective in to account would be a mind-fuck!
    Well, you're just going to have to start paying attention, buddy, because these are the real questions in life and you should not flee from them!

    You hang around my back patio and these are the discussions in between trips to the fridge.

    Some people let an apple drop on their head to have their epiphany. I'm still working on having mine! But ya gotta do the hard work of asking these deep questions. LOL.
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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Good thing for their sake they don't chirp at night, if they did, they'd get shot!
    If government forces an experimental vaccine on you it's citizen, sure as hell's hot, it will assume it has the obligation to make all your medical decisions.

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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by rkspsm View Post
    Damn. The place where I live, if birds could enter the building, then some other things can also enter. And because of them, I'll probably die from malaria or dengue or god knows what else !!

    Which is why we have everything fully netted... and those pests still manage to find some way to enter, albeit in manageable levels.




    Such a lovely bird !
    Man, that schlong looks nearly as long as mine (proportionally speaking of course).

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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgtower View Post
    Good thing for their sake they don't chirp at night, if they did, they'd get shot!
    Towit towoo!

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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoff View Post
    Man, that schlong looks nearly as long as mine (proportionally speaking of course).
    You do know that its the female who bites....

    I guess we gotta stay away from females with schlongs... human or not !!
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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by rkspsm View Post
    You do know that its the female who bites....

    I guess we gotta stay away from females with schlongs... human or not !!
    LMFAO.

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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Get a couple of female cats... Birds will be shitting from someone else's tree...

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    Re: A question on animal nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by RustyNuts View Post
    Get a couple of female cats... Birds will be shitting from someone else's tree...
    I respectfully disagree, they won't be shitting from any trees, they'll shitting from a cat's asshole.
    If government forces an experimental vaccine on you it's citizen, sure as hell's hot, it will assume it has the obligation to make all your medical decisions.


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