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  1. On 10/21/2022 at 12:09 PM, lonestranger said:

    I'm not THAT old, I just made an old guy mistake. I thought that there was a connection to your "Suzie" name suggestion and the mention of the song stuck in your head. I was drawing a blank on what song you were referring to so I turned to Google for "Suzie" song suggestions. The results I posted just make me look old.....and show that I have better taste in music than you do. :classic_tongue:

    I concur 

  2. On 11/22/2022 at 12:39 PM, lonestranger said:

    Caption this.



    The old lady pinches Tommy's ruff between her sharp talons, "Your coming with me, young man" she squawks.  Even though he defiantly struggled, it proved futile, as she led him back to his parents.

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  3. On 10/1/2022 at 10:25 AM, SirVive said:

    Maybe someone can figure out how to post the actual image directly  - I couldn't figure it out on my phone 

    For me, I save the photo onto my computer somewhere, then use the "choose files..." to input the image into my post.  The Choose Files is part of the options when writing a post.

  4. Unfortunately no photo because this happens at evening/night and the only light source are street lamps.  I'll do my best to describe it. 

    This is in Corpus Christi Texas and has been going on for a month or two.  On a stretch of highway (358) by, HEB, Target, Sam's Club, and other businesses there are thousands of small birds roosting in the trees of the parking lot.  I don't see birds of these numbers during the day while I'm coming and going.  The most common daytime bird around here are great-tailed grackles, but the birds in the trees are NOT grackles (I take that back, grackles do occupy a few of the trees but not nearly as populated and their calls sound different).  I know Starlings gather in huge numbers in many parts and fly in their murmurations but I don't see starlings flying around before coming to land.  Also, from the available light they don't look like starlings.  They are swallow-like in flight and when in the tree they look like female/juvenile Purple Martins.  I know Martins recently migrated and nested but I don't know how long they hang out in the area after fledging nor when the martins migrate away.  Also, I have no idea if martins gather like this nor if these gatherings occur at other times of the year.  Is there anyone living around here or have something similar going on where you live can help me

  5. 41 minutes ago, jayD said:


    was trying to get a pic of a migrating harrier, and heard a noise...


    I heard that more and more are not rattling when disturbed because people are killing the ones that do.  This is artificially selecting for the rattlers that don't rattle.  This is leading to an increase of unfortunate run-ins.  Not sure if this is still the case; I have seen a lot of signs about leaving the snakes alone and not killing them.

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