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Started by Icarus, September 07, 2020, 04:56:15 AM

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Icarus

If any of you are interested in birds, here is a useful site that tracks migration patterns and more.  This a program created by Cornell University, one of the worlds most prestigious ornithology labs.

https://birdcast.info/

Recusant

It's an active time of year for bird migrations in North America. Interesting site, thank you for posting it, Icarus:)
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Ecurb Noselrub

I think buzzards in Texas are getting dumber.  I never used to have to worry about hitting one while they feasted on roadkill.  In the past few years I've hit two of them.  The idiots fly right in front of the car.  Now I slow down when I see them feasting. I've had a number of near misses.  Either they are slower or stupider.  Maybe it's the heat.

Randy

Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on September 29, 2020, 03:08:03 PM
I think buzzards in Texas are getting dumber.  I never used to have to worry about hitting one while they feasted on roadkill.  In the past few years I've hit two of them.  The idiots fly right in front of the car.  Now I slow down when I see them feasting. I've had a number of near misses.  Either they are slower or stupider.  Maybe it's the heat.
Have they damaged the car in any way?
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xSilverPhinx

Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on September 29, 2020, 03:08:03 PM
I think buzzards in Texas are getting dumber.  I never used to have to worry about hitting one while they feasted on roadkill.  In the past few years I've hit two of them.  The idiots fly right in front of the car.  Now I slow down when I see them feasting. I've had a number of near misses.  Either they are slower or stupider.  Maybe it's the heat.

The other day I almost ran over a pigeon. It was just standing there, looking at my car closing in with its large googly eyes and didn't budge until the last second. It was standing in the middle of the lane so I couldn't swerve to avoid it.   

Ok, maybe I imagined the googly eyes...but it was still a strange pigeon.

It was probably sleep-deprived and hence a little slow. We had strong winds and lots of rain the night before. 
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