Now here's a stupid question . . .

dreamdaisy
dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
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
Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben

Comments

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    They do the same as I do: shut down. Probably have a glass.
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Pretend they're at sea?
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Nightingales? No, believe me: they are snug at home with a stiff grog
    They are not daft after all!
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,089
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Strange how they all disappear in bad weather.... :? I didnt see a one swaying in the branches...
    Love
    Barbara
  • mike26
    mike26 Member Posts: 416
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    yes 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.
    mike26 :o
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,238
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I do remember once, in strong winds, seeing a couple of pigeons flying backwards.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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. Mig
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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? :lol:

    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! :)
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,416
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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. :wink:

    Text edited by Moderator, House rule 1: swearing
    Moderator
    YEH
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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. Mig
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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. :wink:
    I knew I was right! :) The only way to sit out a storm! (A XXX? YOU get away with rude words! I DON'T!)

    Thanks for pointing it our Caliban, we missed this!
    Text edited for swearing
    Moderator
    YEH
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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. :wink:
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yep! (In fact, that has to be proved) :)
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yesterday we had pigeons in mine having a cuppa tea and biscuits watching pigeon street and birds of a feather!!
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :lol: Nice one, Bubbadog! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,238
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Were they stool pigeons :lol:
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,416
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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.
  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    In 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.
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 0
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    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. :wink:
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Were they stool pigeons :lol:

    No Carrier pigeons, had bags of shopping with them!! :lol:
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    And you've done it again! :D DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,238
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    :lol: Nice one, bubbadog :lol:
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran