The Birds are Coming

The Birds are Coming thebackyard ^ | 12/17/2010 | Eastforker

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Here in Minnesota we have the grackles and red winged black birds. Just south of us there are yellow headed black birds. During the grackles flight South in October I would sit out on the deck and watch them fly in the same flight path every night. Thousands of them would fly across my back yard during the evening hours. Not much water in the.

River but it is still flowing. There are several lakes to the west of us and many gravel pits along the bottoms that are jetted often enough to be free. Yet. Have 3 domestics in a pen fattening but have not gotten the go ahead to dress one so ...
Kind of old school here with a gas range. Will be doing a ham and a beef roast tomorrow, yum.

Not in those numbers, no I have not.

Come visit McKinney some time . Specifically hwy 75 @ 380. Messy stuff in the early evening. Dust in the Wind

63 posted on by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)

To: Dust in the Wind

You're very fortunate; This is how the conversation usually goes:

"You take them."

"No, you take them." . "

" That's OK. Take them anyway. "

" I'd rather not. "

" But I insist. " You do not want 'em. "

Drying them out too much is the easy part. I've never done them on a rotisserie, I bet they would work. Wonder if anyone has tried to brine them before cooking? Delicious!

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LOL, sounds like a few outings I've been on. "Oh man, now the work starts"; Haha

I keep a rolled up newspaper on the deck and bang it against the deck cover post (sounds like a gun shot) to scare them off ...

I hope Santa brings you a Red Ryder BB Air Gun that shoots BB's and hollow-points, but that would only make you happy.

66 posted on by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)

Say, eastforker ... are you following the recent reports of 'birdfalls' and fish dieoffs? Pennie hennie pennie

Yes, I have. The fish kills do not bother me so much, that happens on a regular basis so to speak, lots of variables could come into play. The bird kills is a whole nother scenario. It could be an eradication of some sorts by government agencies to control overpopulation, then again it could be something else together.Watching it closely to see if any pattern emerges and hoping it is nothing sinister.

68 posted on by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)

Thanks!

I was doing a search, both on fish and on BIRDS and was very surprised to see her posting from last month.

Used to see flocks larger than that in New England in the spring with Grackles.

South Carolina of my youth used to see flocks of Cedar Waxwings as big as that.

70 posted on by Theknow (Kennedys: Can not skipper boat, Can not drive, Can not ski, Can not fly, But they KNOW what's best!)

The bird kills is a whole nother scenario. It could be an eradication of some sorts by government agencies to control overpopulation, then again it could be something else together.

Maybe it was a Beta test of the Rapture.

71 posted on by Theknow (Kennedys: Can not skipper boat, Can not drive, Can not ski, Can not fly, But they KNOW what's best!)

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