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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:28 PM
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A little bird keeps rapping at my window
she's cute. Very tiny - a little finch of sorts. She seems to want my attention. Did Timmy fall down a well?
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:30 PM
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1. in the south
((not sure about other places)) that's actually a very bad omen, if you're superstitous.

according to my grandmother, a bird tapping at your window signifies an impending death in the family.

then again, she says that washing clothes on sunday brings bad luck, so go figure ;-)

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moof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:41 PM
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5. LOL, LOL, LOL Thanks for the laughs
Edited on Sun Apr-17-05 12:44 PM by moof
Dookus as most people know is one of the more superstitious and myth prone posters at DU. Hope this omen does not upset him so bad he is unable to continue his tarot card reading and astrology interests.

on a slightly related note:
the micro video camera bird has been noticed by the target but he does not seem to suspect that it is anything more than a feathered friend.


edit, because trot is not the correct spelling for spell cards or whatever they are, T-rot seems better but still....
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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:43 PM
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7. I always wash my clothes on Sunday
Why didn't you tell me earlier. And I've just done the washing. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:33 PM
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2. quoth the Raven,
"Nevermore."
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:38 PM
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3. Chances are pretty good it's not a she
Males are quite territorial and often peck at their reflections.

I encountered a male cardinal that pecked my kitchen window for weeks. It encountered its reflection at a feeder I had placed near the window. When I wised up and moved the feeder it ended the beak-blunting head butting.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:39 PM
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4. In the north
It's a sign of good luck.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:42 PM
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6. put a picture of a hawk on the window
Try Rumsfeld or Wolfowitz. They are chickenhawks.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:45 PM
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8. we had a series of cardinals that did that
it was maddening. They would wake us all up at the break of day, and then fly from window to window around the house, banging into almost all of them. We finally stopped the problem by pasting the sillhouette of some sort of hawk (sharp shinned?) in the window panes. Since the hawk is an eater of smaller birds, the cardinals got the message.
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