Now here's a stupid question . . .
edited 30. Oct 2013, 08:50 in Community Chit-chat archive
Given all that wind and rain everywhere this morning I was led to wonder . . . . what do birds do in that kind of weather? DD
They do the same as I do: shut down. Probably have a glass.0
Pretend they're at sea?0
Nightingales? No, believe me: they are snug at home with a stiff grog
They are not daft after all!0
Our posts crossed caliban, mine would have made more sense after DD's! I just reckoned that if they were perched in swaying trees having water chucked at them it would be a bit like being at sea, although without the seasickness presumably as I believe birds can't vomit. Grog probably not advisable - falling off perch not good move.0
barbara12 Member Posts: 21,279Strange how they all disappear in bad weather.... :? I didnt see a one swaying in the branches...0
mike26 Member Posts: 416yes dd
Ive got a clemaitis about 4mts high and 3mts around (its growing up an old tree stump) and all small birds go inside when its raining and go inside
to roost.there must be lots of nests inside.anything bigger than a blackbird wouldnt get in so its great cover for them.
I do remember once, in strong winds, seeing a couple of pigeons flying backwards.0
I googled this and believe it or not came up with lots of answers,they can sense the change in pressure and they scarper or hide in holes and things ,some birds will stand on one leg causing the tendons in the other leg to shorten thus making the foot grip whatever they are perched on ,simple no.
I looked at birds everywhere.com. Mig0
I've seen that at the seaside in windy conditions - seagulls being forced into reverse gear. I get very frustrated in windy weather, especially with Rhubarb and Custard - I sound like a one-woman-Peruvian-pipe band. Does anyone remember that group on the Fast Show?
I saw my first bird at around 4.30pm, it was one of our 'baby' collared doves who fluttered down onto our bathroom roof. It's now dark but there's been no sight or sound of our usual suspects - namely blackbirds, seagulls, robins and blue tits. I just hope that all is well with them. DD
PS Crikey Mig! Did you really do that? Oh bless you!0
Around here they just go to the pub. It's not at all unusual to see a Starling propping up the bar, or a Pheasant playing dominoes. Our local darts team is made up of mainly Sparrows, and the Thrush's tend to hog the pool table. Even the landlord's a XXX.
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We have a cd of a Peruvian pipe band .
Love rhubarb and custard especially when he tried to be a bird and put a spike on his nose. Mig0
Numptydumpty wrote:Around here they just go to the pub. It's not at all unusual to see a Starling propping up the bar, or a Pheasant playing dominoes. Our local darts team is made up of mainly Sparrows, and the Thrush's tend to hog the pool table. Even the landlord's a XXX.
Thanks for pointing it our Caliban, we missed this!
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Oh numpty, you are a clot! Thank you for that lovely post, I needed a smile and you provided. Thank you. DD
PS Caliban? I suspect you are usually proved right.0
Yep! (In fact, that has to be proved)0
Yesterday we had pigeons in mine having a cuppa tea and biscuits watching pigeon street and birds of a feather!!0
Nice one, Bubbadog! DD0
Were they stool pigeons0
Can I just point out that a "tit" is a bird, and if you read my post you can clearly see that was the context I wrote it in.0
ichabod6 Member Posts: 843In the words of the old nursery rhyme
"they sit in a barn to keep themselves warm and
hide their head under their wings" until it blows over.0
I know Numptydumpty. I know. But there is so much confusion all around nowadays. Surely on my side of the water...It's a little bit like in "The Golden Gate" by Vikram Seth, you know.0
stickywicket wrote:Were they stool pigeons
No Carrier pigeons, had bags of shopping with them!!0
And you've done it again! DD0
Nice one, bubbadog0
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