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I use to birdfeed when i lived with my grandmother. these days though, the bread is not squandered.

But then again, probably because i'm stuck on the PC most of the time and forget about the animals. This topic makes me think otherwise...

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And new pictures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_White_Ibis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Gull

And the normal pigeons, ducks and grackles.


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New pic.

And yes, he was nip-happy. Lucky me, Seagull beaks aren't good for breaking skin, only pinches.


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Sometimes if I'm lucky I can spot some Eastern Rosellas while I'm walking down near the local creek.

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You should get some pictures.


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I used to go down to a local place quite a lot when i was at my old college. They had plenty of pigeons and very tame squirrels. A squirrel actually sat on my shoulder once.

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Pigeons are thankfully found everywhere.


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Incidentally, I dun think I have seen many pigeons at all through my life. They are so rare here.... But that is such a cute thing the Squirrel did. ^^ They fear us here. :<
Probably because of where I live.....

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Pigeons are commonly called 'rats with wings' where I'm at due to how many diseases they apparently carry. Not sure if that's true or not, but I still don't like the bird much.

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Pigeons are commonly called 'rats with wings' where I'm at due to how many diseases they apparently carry. Not sure if that's true or not, but I still don't like the bird much.


Pigeons are pretty clean, honestly. They are typically called rats with wings because they have a high rate of breeding and even if a number are killed, they will simply breed more. People tend to hate them because they don't care where they..go to the bathroom and a flock that sticks to one area can make things messy.


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ahh, thank you for clarifying that...I'm curious though, are seagulls looked down upon at all?

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ahh, thank you for clarifying that...I'm curious though, are seagulls looked down upon at all?


Same reasons, plus seagulls will get food-agressive and steal food.


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so, erm, why do bird-watchers like them at all? (I'm assuming a lot here just from the pics you posted at the top of this page)

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Because they're pretty. :3

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Seagulls are fun. When at the beach, they just hang out with the crowd, not really bothering anyone who is at the beach and a flock of them makes quite the nice picture.

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44R0NM10 wrote:
so, erm, why do bird-watchers like them at all? (I'm assuming a lot here just from the pics you posted at the top of this page)


-Most bird watchers like any bird that is 'human tolerant'. Seagulls have evolved to be very human tolerant to the point of interacting with humans freely if they have food. You can also find them at beaches everywhere and they are pretty easy to photograph.

-For bird watchers just starting out, they are a pretty ideal flocking bird to watch and study.

-They are found everywhere. Your town got a waterfront? You got seagulls. Your town got a landfill? You got seagulls. Your town have any sort of fair sized body of water? You got seagulls.

-Next to pigeons, they are a very, very cheap bird to feed because they will eat -anything- A $1 spent on day old bread can provide you with a hour of amusement as the gulls will hover over head, walk right up to you and bicker all over a slice. Plus you get to see some killer dogfights between them in a group if one gets food and take off (They don't hurt each other, they just try to scare the other into dropping the food)


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44R0NM10 wrote:
so, erm, why do bird-watchers like them at all? (I'm assuming a lot here just from the pics you posted at the top of this page)


-Most bird watchers like any bird that is 'human tolerant'. Seagulls have evolved to be very human tolerant to the point of interacting with humans freely if they have food. You can also find them at beaches everywhere and they are pretty easy to photograph.

-For bird watchers just starting out, they are a pretty ideal flocking bird to watch and study.

-They are found everywhere. Your town got a waterfront? You got seagulls. Your town got a landfill? You got seagulls. Your town have any sort of fair sized body of water? You got seagulls.

-Next to pigeons, they are a very, very cheap bird to feed because they will eat -anything- A $1 spent on day old bread can provide you with a hour of amusement as the gulls will hover over head, walk right up to you and bicker all over a slice. Plus you get to see some killer dogfights between them in a group if one gets food and take off (They don't hurt each other, they just try to scare the other into dropping the food)


I dont know
I saw a pretty intense seagull fight in ireland
they must have been from the wrong side of town :P

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Seth wrote:
Foxstar wrote:
44R0NM10 wrote:
so, erm, why do bird-watchers like them at all? (I'm assuming a lot here just from the pics you posted at the top of this page)


-Most bird watchers like any bird that is 'human tolerant'. Seagulls have evolved to be very human tolerant to the point of interacting with humans freely if they have food. You can also find them at beaches everywhere and they are pretty easy to photograph.

-For bird watchers just starting out, they are a pretty ideal flocking bird to watch and study.

-They are found everywhere. Your town got a waterfront? You got seagulls. Your town got a landfill? You got seagulls. Your town have any sort of fair sized body of water? You got seagulls.

-Next to pigeons, they are a very, very cheap bird to feed because they will eat -anything- A $1 spent on day old bread can provide you with a hour of amusement as the gulls will hover over head, walk right up to you and bicker all over a slice. Plus you get to see some killer dogfights between them in a group if one gets food and take off (They don't hurt each other, they just try to scare the other into dropping the food)


I dont know
I saw a pretty intense seagull fight in ireland
they must have been from the wrong side of town :P


They can get pretty rough, but most of the time when it comes to food, they are just mobbing each other for a bigger piece.


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Morning Doves are the biggest gluttons ever, I swear. I have a flock of 20 or so visiting my feeders every day and they feed four-five times a day. I need to get some pictures up when I get a chance.


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Springtime means babies!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Mockingbird

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boat-tailed_Grackle


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Hehe, silly faces. :P

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Thought I'd give a update. I'm down to only a few feeders now and been short on cash so I haven't refilled them lately save for the two near my dog.


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