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(CBC)   One in eight bird species in danger of extinction, tasty if fried in a little butter or olive oil   (cbc.ca) divider line 31
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2013-06-20 05:00:10 PM
I know this an outrage to the Caturday crowd, but how about you keep your bird exterminating pet inside?
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2013-06-20 05:46:45 PM
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2013-06-20 05:46:49 PM
How 'bout extincting some fargin' starlings?
Fill the feeder, SWOOP, empty.
 
2013-06-20 05:48:26 PM

id10ts: How 'bout extincting some fargin' starlings?
Fill the feeder, SWOOP, empty.


THIS
 
2013-06-20 05:50:57 PM
How 'bout we set aside some farmland for habitat.  Central Illinois seems to be the environmental atrocity that Gary, Indiana used to represent.  And the DuPage farmers should bite the bullet and sell out to the town of Elgin.
 
2013-06-20 05:51:53 PM
Sorry 'bout the missing question mark, I blame pesticides!
 
2013-06-20 05:52:17 PM
Pigeon (or Squab) was the most widely consumed meat in the United States, prior to commercial refrigeration becoming commonplace. Basicly, if you lived in a rural area, you had no access to beef or pork, unless you raised your own, because it couldn't be shipped great distances. Plus, it was cheap food for slaves. Thus, the Passenger Pigeon became extinct in 1914. Kind of a shame, too. I know I'd like to be a passenger on the back of a pigeon...
 
2013-06-20 05:54:18 PM
Could you guys imagine how delicious bald eagle would be?

It'd taste like America.
 
2013-06-20 05:58:49 PM
Crows are the only birds we need.
 
2013-06-20 06:28:00 PM
Pigeons.
Let's concentrate on pigeons.
 
2013-06-20 06:30:28 PM
Yeah yeah yeah, cats.  It has nothing to do with invasive species and rapid loss of habitat and food sources and pollution.

/but keep on populating
//and expanding those burbs
///hope you like starlings, grackles, and house sparrows
 
2013-06-20 06:32:46 PM
House cats, habitat loss, pesticides, invasive species. Too much for them to handle. In the late 1800s and early 1900s songbirds were being wiped out and stuffed, they passed laws to protects owls and other birds of prey. Starlings are the reason some songbirds in Florida are being driven out.
 
2013-06-20 06:33:57 PM

hardinparamedic: Could you guys imagine how delicious bald eagle would be?

It'd taste like America.


I LOL'd
 
2013-06-20 06:47:16 PM

Clemkadidlefark:


The potty training thread is below.
 
2013-06-20 06:52:05 PM

basemetal: grackles


Grackle is a fun word. Grackle. Grackle. Gracklegracklegrackle.

/Grackle
 
2013-06-20 06:56:43 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: basemetal: grackles

Grackle is a fun word. Grackle. Grackle. Gracklegracklegrackle.

/Grackle


www.homepages.mcb.net
Now say: Boat Tailed Grackle


/three times, real fast
//or better called, the Wal Mart parking lot bird
 
2013-06-20 06:58:46 PM
In other news, there are only eight bird species left on the planet.
 
2013-06-20 07:02:25 PM

Clemkadidlefark: [img.fark.net image 560x640]


"Giblet is coming out", was the last thing Henrietta ever Tweeted.
 
2013-06-20 07:05:13 PM
The other bird species will be relieved to learn that they are in no danger of going extinct.
 
2013-06-20 07:14:14 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: Grackle is a fun word. Grackle. Grackle. Gracklegracklegrackle.


Say that as loud and fast as you can while holding your nose shut and that's pretty much what they sound like.
 
2013-06-20 07:46:52 PM
Is there anything we can't kill? Really, the articles are getting to the point of absurdity. Sharks, elephants, now regular old birds?

Maybe, just maybe, we could leave 25% or 30% of the world farking alone so that not everything dies as we breed and expand into every crevice? I swear, it's like that last scene in Akira where Tetsuo turns into a blob and absorbs everything. That's the human race right now, an out of control, destructive blob.
 
2013-06-20 08:10:12 PM
I wouldn't miss 'em. There's a terrible number of redundant birds out there, we could stand to lose afew.

I mean, seriously: Do we really need 372 species of parrot?
 
2013-06-20 08:45:32 PM

id10ts: How 'bout extincting some fargin' starlings?
Fill the feeder, SWOOP, empty.


It happens here (NWOH) once or twice a year. They come in numbers over 100 all at once. But then they're gone. So I leave the feeder empty once they empty it and pass through. I rarely see them the rest of the year even living adjacent to a wild bird preserve. But those damn birders- don't get me started.
 
2013-06-20 08:56:19 PM
...tasty if fried in a little butter..


YAY BUTTER!!!
 
2013-06-20 08:56:56 PM

OregonVet: id10ts: How 'bout extincting some fargin' starlings?
Fill the feeder, SWOOP, empty.

It happens here (NWOH) once or twice a year. They come in numbers over 100 all at once. But then they're gone. So I leave the feeder empty once they empty it and pass through. I rarely see them the rest of the year even living adjacent to a wild bird preserve. But those damn birders- don't get me started.


Oh please start. As a casual birder, I'd like to hear about how the birders that are foaming at the mouth to see new birds act.


/only one on my list that I'd like to see is a Varied Thrush.
//also please feel free to wipe out/casually kill the non-native starlings.
 
2013-06-20 09:41:49 PM
Approves
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2013-06-20 10:11:33 PM
I was wondering if they were going to mention the Bobolink. Its a bird native to the plains that moved into Ontario once the land was cleared. It nests in hay fields. So the government of Ontario has decided that farmers won't be able to cut hay til after nesting is done. Which is after there's any point in cutting the hay for feed. The result will be farmers not growing hay and even less habitat for this invasive species to nest in.
 
2013-06-21 12:23:12 AM
Funny, I have three cats that go out all of the time and I have birds galore.

/because they have food because I feed them
//trees and shrubs (some with berries), shelter
///and most importantly, water baths
////water attracts more birds than just about anything
///especially in winter
 
2013-06-21 01:05:07 AM

Resident Muslim: Clemkadidlefark:

The potty training thread is below.


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2013-06-21 06:36:01 AM

Clemkadidlefark: Resident Muslim: Clemkadidlefark:

The potty training thread is below.


Y'know that doesn't work like Kryptonite, right?
 
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2013-06-21 06:39:18 AM

hardinparamedic: Could you guys imagine how delicious bald eagle would be?

It'd taste like America.


I eat American bald eagles all the time. The taste is kind of a cross between a Condor and a Spotted Owl.
 
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