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Posted: May 23, 2021 - 5:59pm

 whatshisname wrote:

We are blessed with all sorts of birds on our six acres.
Just took the dogs out for their morning walk and bumped into our favorite birds the lovely elusive Red Capped parrots.
They were having an argument with some very noisy Rainbow Lorikeets over who owned an olive tree.
As usual the Rainbows won out.


Wow, those are beauties.
Of course, so are the Rainbow Lories
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Posted: May 22, 2021 - 6:26pm

We are blessed with all sorts of birds on our six acres.
Just took the dogs out for their morning walk and bumped into our favorite birds the lovely elusive Red Capped parrots.
They were having an argument with some very noisy Rainbow Lorikeets over who owned an olive tree.
As usual the Rainbows won out.
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Posted: May 22, 2021 - 4:50pm

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You have to wonder how effective peacocks would be as Guardians of Fruit. The kookiest use of an animal in work that I've heard of was from Berkeley CA. The citizens were not keen on using German shepherds for crowd control as the police wanted. The town voted to use golden retrievers.   






 Lick the crowd into submission. That's a good boy.
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Posted: May 21, 2021 - 11:03pm

 sunybuny wrote:

Now imagine that call multiplied by 20 -30.  Way back in the 30's and 40's, the orange growers in our part of Champa Town brought in peacocks as an alarm system to fruit thieves. Fast forward 60 years and the groves are now neighborhoods but the peacocks have lived on. We consider them somewhat sacred but they are messy and loud and really stop traffic when 5 or 6 guys in heat decide to cross the road.



You have to wonder how effective peacocks would be as Guardians of Fruit. The kookiest use of an animal in work that I've heard of was from Berkeley CA. The citizens were not keen on using German shepherds for crowd control as the police wanted. The town voted to use golden retrievers.   


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Posted: May 10, 2021 - 7:07am

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Someone’s peacock is loose again cause I can hear it’s calls.  


Now imagine that call multiplied by 20 -30.  Way back in the 30's and 40's, the orange growers in our part of Champa Town brought in peacocks as an alarm system to fruit thieves. Fast forward 60 years and the groves are now neighborhoods but the peacocks have lived on. We consider them somewhat sacred but they are messy and loud and really stop traffic when 5 or 6 guys in heat decide to cross the road.

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Posted: May 9, 2021 - 7:35pm

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"Yup thought I was in India and was looking around for a Bengal ready to make me his snack."


Must be somebody's escaped pet. I can't imagine how a peacock could survive a MA winter in the wild.



"And Wayland Park use to rule."


Are you thinking of Whalom Park
("For a whale of a good time!")? That was in Lunenberg. Every other year or so while I was playing with other kids in the street different groups of twenty-somethings would pull up in beat-up sedans and ask us for directions to "Wayland Pahk." They were clearly from closer in to Boston. I had to keep telling them it was "Whalom" and it was in Lunenberg. I had no idea where that was and neither did the carloads. (Google says it's 33 miles to the north and west of Wayland, so it might be near you). 


  Yup you are correct sir! My memory isn’t as good as it used to be. And if I’m correct it’s a gated community or something now. Went there for senior week from high school.
Aaaah the good old days.


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Posted: May 9, 2021 - 12:37pm

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Yup thought I was in India and was looking around for a Bengal ready to make me his snack. 

Up in Newfound Lake NH the cry of the loons abound. Both 2 leg and flying type.

And north of Wayland near Lowell. And Wayland Park use to rule.




"Yup thought I was in India and was looking around for a Bengal ready to make me his snack."


Must be somebody's escaped pet. I can't imagine how a peacock could survive a MA winter in the wild.



"And Wayland Park use to rule."


Are you thinking of Whalom Park ("For a whale of a good time!")? That was in Lunenberg. Every other year or so while I was playing with other kids in the street different groups of twenty-somethings would pull up in beat-up sedans and ask us for directions to "Wayland Pahk." They were clearly from closer in to Boston. I had to keep telling them it was "Whalom" and it was in Lunenberg. I had no idea where that was and neither did the carloads. (Google says it's 33 miles to the north and west of Wayland, so it might be near you). 

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Posted: May 9, 2021 - 11:26am

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They have a really weird cry. Not as weird as a loon though. When I hear a loon I know I'm in the sticks. 

Where do live in MA if you don't mind my asking? You don't have to give a town name if you want to keep that off the Internet. I grew up in Wayland. 


Yup thought I was in India and was looking around for a Bengal ready to make me his snack. 

Up in Newfound Lake NH the cry of the loons abound. Both 2 leg and flying type.

And north of Wayland near Lowell. And Wayland Park use to rule.



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Posted: May 9, 2021 - 10:40am

If by "backyard" it means more figuratively, we have Harlequin Ducks up in one section of rapids in Yellowstone. And "Least Concern," so not very exotic, but they're super fun to watch. (NPS Photo)



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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 6:11pm

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I kid you not. Last year it was filmed and I’m guessing it’s the same one.


They have a really weird cry. Not as weird as a loon though. When I hear a loon I know I'm in the sticks. 

Where do live in MA if you don't mind my asking? You don't have to give a town name if you want to keep that off the Internet. I grew up in Wayland. 

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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 3:48pm

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A peacock? In MA?!? Get outta town...


I kid you not. Last year it was filmed and I’m guessing it’s the same one.
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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 2:11pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:

There's a rooster a few blocks away. Illegal, by the way.



Don't tell Kurt!    


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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 2:10pm

There's a rooster a few blocks away. Illegal, by the way.
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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 1:55pm

 GeneP59 wrote:
Someone’s peacock is loose again cause I can hear it’s calls.  



A peacock? In MA?!? Get outta town...
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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 9:42am

Someone’s peacock is loose again cause I can hear it’s calls.  
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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 7:55am

yes


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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 7:47am

 Manbird wrote:

A Harris's Hawk.  Non-native to this part of California so... exotic? I guess so.



What about exotic nerds? Bet you didn't think of that, but I did...
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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 3:29pm

 kcar wrote:


The NYT article said they were red-tailed hawks. I know little to nothing about birds of prey, despite my youthful obsession with 'em. They were nesting in upper Broadway in Manhattan.

Let me know if you want to access the article but can't. I'd be happy to PM it to ya...


I was saying I have a Harris's Hawk in my backyard. She lives with me. I used to have a red-tailed hawk as well. 
But thanks for the offer!


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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 3:05pm

 Manbird wrote:

A Harris's Hawk.  Non-native to this part of California so... exotic? I guess so.



The NYT article said they were red-tailed hawks. I know little to nothing about birds of prey, despite my youthful obsession with 'em. They were nesting in upper Broadway in Manhattan.

Let me know if you want to access the article but can't. I'd be happy to PM it to ya...
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