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I was watching a HUGE flock of starlings this morning, so many that they looked like a cloud of black smoke & thought how sad it must be to only have the time to say "hi" or "nice wings" before you have to change direction & meet a new flying partner !

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Phil

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Doesn't just apply to starlings, Spartacus. Sounds much like everyday life to me.
 

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Yeah, thanks a lot to that jackass that wanted to bring all of Shakespeare's birds to the new world, as we are inundated with them...one of the few "open" season birds we have for falconry now...as many as we take a year, there seem to be more and more every new day !!!!!
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I remember starlings up north, they were everywhere....like in Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds". Here the common bird is a boat tailed grackle. Large black bird that dances and makes all kinds of wild sounds, very noisy...I like them. I've been seeing quite a few bald eagles too...and Ibis's. But no starlings...too warm here for them I guess?
 

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Last year I watched a woodpecker carve a hole in a tree for several days, as soon as it was finished the starlings moved in, to bad it's agin the law to discharge firearms inside the city limits :mad:
 
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Does a cross-bow or sling shot interest you?
I also do know how to make a simple nitrogylicerin which could be coated on to small rocks and goes flaming on inpact. :twisted:
 
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chrono_war01 said:
All I've seen in HK are sparrows, pigeons and the ocasinal eagle..dunno which type though :-/

Hi Eric

I saw eagles over the harbor in Hong Kong, fishing. I guess those were osprey. I was very surprised to see them in the heart of the city.

We have starlings all over New York City, but the peregrines here seem to favor pigeons.

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friends, be not too harsh upon the humble starling :sad: for many a pestulent six legger has succumbed to their urgent attention :smile: saving the poor & weary farmers :roll: winters of shivers & famine (though they do poo a lot !)

we've red kites, big eagley things, kestrels coming out of ear'oles, big owls, small owls, little owls, woodpeckers, great egrets blah blah blue tits, coal tits, tit tits (naturist camp in Ste. Hermine), greenfinches, goldfinches, bullfinches, finchfinches blah blah, peewits by the miwwion
blah blah & we got thrush too, sorry thrushes !

Phil, sell your castle & move to France where QOL comes 1st ! & the work ethic con has been rumbled long since.

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Pacific Blue

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Hey kevin pellet rifels arent considerd firearms. I have one that I keep around during nesting season. The starlings seem to like to hole up in the cowlings and other crannys of our airplane. I agree they are a nussance and wish I didnt have to dispach them like this but alas it must be done.

Pacific Blue
 

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