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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:13 PM
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Pigs CAN fly!
In fact, they're in my backyard at the bird feeder right now! Grackles, house finches, house sparrows, mourning doves, a redwinged blackbird and "Texas pigeons" (I don't know what these birds are; our builder told us they're called that). Glad we can help these little critters eat, but they certainly do chow down!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:14 PM
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1. Damn grackles.
They will chase off the other birds eventually. They're just mean.
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:18 PM
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2. What does this "Texas" pigeon look like?
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:23 PM
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3. It's kind of grackle-sized, but a little thinner
Crooked legs that make it waddle around - light brown feathers. I saw one pecking at a little sparrow or finch the other day (the little one escaped unharmed).
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:46 PM
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4. Can get a pic and post it.
Sounds like the female version of the Grackle.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:47 PM
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5. I'll try.
We had grackles in Wichita, and I never saw any that looked like this. But who knows?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:48 PM
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7. There are many kinds of grackles...
I wonder if they're all so pushy. :)
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:47 PM
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6. That's what I was thinking... female Grackle.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:48 PM
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8. That may be it!
Are the females meaner than the males? I've not seen the males showing aggression toward other birds, but I've seen the females talking some trash!
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:50 PM
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9. They are both mean, males and females have been known to kill...
smaller birds and chicks.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:51 PM
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10. Of course they can
But technically, a real pilot flies the plane.
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