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Thu Jul 10, 2014, 04:28 PM

How many are necessary to call it a MURDER of crows???

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Reply How many are necessary to call it a MURDER of crows??? (Original post)
elleng Jul 2014 OP
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #1
elleng Jul 2014 #2
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #3
elleng Jul 2014 #4
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #5
elleng Jul 2014 #6
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #7
elleng Jul 2014 #9
elleng Jul 2014 #13
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #14
elleng Jul 2014 #15
elleng Jul 2014 #16
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #17
elleng Jul 2014 #18
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #19
elleng Jul 2014 #20
catchnrelease Jul 2014 #8
mopinko Jul 2014 #10
elleng Jul 2014 #11
mopinko Jul 2014 #12

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:08 PM

1. Perhaps the same number that constitutes an "Unkindness of Ravens"!

 



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:20 PM

2. OH NO, SKP!!!

Fortunately I don't have that many!



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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:25 PM

3. Is there a storm a'brewin'?

 

It looks that way!



Maryland?

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:28 PM

4. Yes, Maryland, and another storm's brewing,

but not yet visible. These were taken from my car, steering wheel is in the way.

Had a heckuva storm last night, check my FB, but I feel fine as this 'cottage' has been standing for 100+ years, so I figure I'll survive!

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:31 PM

5. Passing through....

 

Let me guess.... Lusby?

There's a little airfield there with the same windvane with little airplane design!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:32 PM

6. C'est moi!

My landlord/neighbor's 'little airfield!'

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:40 PM

7. Awesome, I think I'd be right at home there.

 

I have my little shack on the levee with birds out every day, but less open space and not the long vistas that you have.

Watery places, I'm drawn to them!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:52 PM

9. I'm sure you would be!

I seem to be drawn to water too, and still can't believe I found, and ended up 'having' this place! Its been 1 year since I saw it, signed lease shortly thereafter, and moved in part-time mid-September. Now I'm here almost permanently, especially now because my daughter's due to give birth!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 03:31 PM

13. Took this for you today, SKP.

Hangar's usually closed. Guess neighbor/owner's working on it today. He's usually here 1-2 days a week.



Don't know if/when he flies it.

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Response to elleng (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 04:14 PM

14. That's a sweet looking aircraft! I wonder if it's a classic....

 

I see what looks like a British insignia on the bottom side of the wing, but it looks more modern than WW2.

And the 442 ain't bad, either!

thanks!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 12, 2014, 05:00 PM

15. He's got a couple of classic vehicles.

He's an engineer, so likes to play with these things, I guess.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 13, 2014, 03:20 PM

16. I asked him today, SKP, it is a Brit 'classic,'

de Havilland Beaver, 2 seats. He hasn't flown it recently, too many expenses, like insurance, to enable that. He's got 17 year old triplets, colleges coming up next year, lots of property to keep up here, and his own 'small' engineering business (and his wife's not sure if govt or private environmental some kind of work.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 07:20 PM

17. Awesome!

 

I'd love to be a pilot, but it's not cheap!

Thanks for looking into that, the aircraft has really beautiful lines!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 07:29 PM

18. Wouldn't it be great if

he decided to get it airborne while I'm here/alive, and I went up with him???

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Response to elleng (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 14, 2014, 11:43 PM

19. Yes, it would!

 

I hope that happens, what a wonderful memory to make!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 15, 2014, 12:20 AM

20. Yes, and photograph!

For the 'kids!'

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 05:46 PM

8. I have seen a photo similar to yours

Two crows sitting together, with the caption "Attempted murder!"

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 07:04 PM

10. i dont know, but it takes 6 to raise a clutch.

as you know i am a crow master, or something.

i watched what started as a pair grow to 3 pairs, which i am told is critical mass to build the big nests, and rear a clutch. usually an established pair recruits younger helpers.
it was fun to listen to them calling and forming up.
i cemented my demented image by not only yelling, but getting the local kids to yell.
i am getting kinda good at their little echo tests.

they do seem to coming back from west nile here. i was told there is also a nest going on the next block. super, super excited. we used to have big murders, but they literally fell out of the air in 2002. this is the first nest that i have noticed. have seen a few birds the last few years.

need to take a wander and see if i can find a nest. got a basic echolocation on them.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 10, 2014, 08:39 PM

11. Oh RIGHT, mo!

No idea where their nest is, because there's a lot of property around here. Landlord has maybe 100 acres, much cultivated, on which my cottage is located, maybe 3 acres is 'mine.' LOTs of trees.

2 osprey nests on 'my' property.

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Response to elleng (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 11, 2014, 08:15 AM

12. ALMOST everyone is excited to see them back.

except the all round idiots. oh oh i'm afraid of the crows.
geeebus

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