Gut Rumbles
 

May 26, 2005

another bird blog

I was not kidding when I wrote a couple of weeks ago that I had no more than parked mama's car in my driveway when three or four birds flew out of their way to shit on it. How many times have YOU just finished washing your car only to see a bird make a dive-bomb attack and splash its feces on the pristine result of your work? Birds DO THAT!!!

They are more clever than some people give them credit for. If you don't believe me, just look at this. If I'm not mistaken, those starlings are kin to grackles, which aren't worth a shit for anything except stealing, shitting and squawking.

But now I think I might want to catch and train a few. If they can steal $4,000 in quarters, I might stop hating them so much.

(Thanks to heather for the link!)

Comments

While sitting and smoking at work one day a few years ago, I saw a crow hopping/flying from car roof to car roof in the parking lot. It would walk over to the edge, then hop/fly to the next one. Then, it found one with an open window. In it went. A minute or so later it came out and went on to the next car. This went on until it finally came out of a car with a burger wrapper in its beak.

That crow was grocery shopping.

Posted by: Arcs on May 26, 2005 12:00 PM

Birds are a hustle. This is why God gave us cats :)

Posted by: visage on May 26, 2005 12:50 PM

I worked in a shipyard in Seattle where parking within walking distance was exceedingly difficult to find. One of the VP's parked his new pickup across three spaces so no one could scratch it. One of my co-workers tossed a bag of fries into the bed one afternoon after lunch and within minutes the entire vehicle was covered with very corrosive seagull shit.

We called this little revenge technique "Supersizing."

Birds can be useful.

Gerry

Posted by: Gerry N. on May 26, 2005 01:23 PM

Check this out... a crow gets frustrated with the straight wire not working. So, the female crow innovated with the wire, (the male got the bucket out with the straight wire though) and made it into a hook to get the treat.

http://www.sciencemag.org/feature/data/crow/weirmovie.mov

Posted by: Cythen on May 26, 2005 02:27 PM

If I'm not there with his crack of dawn meal(snap peas, carrots salmon, chedder, and pistchios) my macaw starts to unscrew the nuts on the inside of his night cage to get out. Than he climbs on top of his cage and starts wailing. Cripes.

Posted by: MM on May 27, 2005 08:41 AM

Maybe you should have kept that orange tabby around instead of shooting it. Fucking Bird Brain

Posted by: mermaid on May 28, 2005 06:36 PM
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