Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Ephemeramuse, Aug 26, 2016.
Saw a lady on the bus with a parrot
I was just going about my business at work and passed a girl in the lobby who had a tiny orange kitten balanced on top of her head. I have no explanation for this.
Do you really need one?
This is fair.
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I drove past an alpaca farm and saw 1 (one) alpaca
Also a horse elsewhere
A few deer the other day, and im enough of a city kid that im still whenever i see a deer within city limits and not like, inside a park either. It was on the sidewalk near the grocery store
Eta Oh and!! Someone was walking a dog (cool) and a white ferret on a leash (!) Longue....
went on a drive with friends, saw horses and cows and a few dogs but Also a bald eagle
it flew away and chirped from a distance
thank u for your input, borb
Two female woodpeckers of indeterminate species* have been running up and down the trees outside my window. A+ woodworkers, for all their erratic hours.
*curse you, sexual dimorphism
In the apartment across the way from us... between the half-closed curtains... a loaf cat, getting some pets from someone sitting next to them (obscured by curtains)
I was at a park a couple of days ago, and saw a robin taking a bath in a rain-filled pothole. I wish I'd thought to record it.
there is a fantail that keeps coming into the house and refusing to leave
it's not that it's too dumb to leave like with most wild birds. it knows exactly where the doors etc are and how to tell if it can fly through a window or not.
it just likes hanging out inside. clinging to the rafters, picking insects off the cieling, beeping.
There's a blackbird Nest just above the breakroom Windows, and today the three little ones climbed out of the Nest and flapped around the ground! Entire lab (including boss) was watching
And later armed with walnuts because one of the local crows was trying to come for the babies. But the parents held it off on their own and we didn't need to intervene
I got climbed by a squirrel today while gardening. This is not the first time that this has happened.
New addition to the list of Birds I have Honked At While Unsuccessfully Trying To Get Them To Move Out Of The Way Of My Car: Canada goose.
Geese fear neither god nor the devil and most certainly no car
First groundhog sighting of spring.
dog wearing cardigan
A FUCKING TAWNY OWL TOOK A MOUSE OFF OUR BIRDFEEDER WHEN I WAS IN THE KITCHEN YESTERDAY
I have literally NEVER seen any wild owl when it was light enough to see her feather colour (about 6pm last night). We hear the 'twitwoo' call a lot at night, so we know there's a mated pair around, but this is my first actual sighting in like a decade and I'm trying really hard not to take it as some kind of message or omen lol
I saw something FLUMPH on the bird-table-basket thing out of the corner of my eye, and thought it was a jay messing around or a woopigeon, and then I saw her sitting splayed in it with her wings mantled. Did you know that tawny owls are the kind with souless black demon eyes? I did, but somehow it's a LOT more unnerving to have a wild predator literally staring you down for the longest fucking minute.
As soon as I moved for my phone, she took off, and she was close enough that I could see the blood on the little body clutched in one talon.
I mean, HOLY SHIT. I think my heart stopped when I saw her. HOLY SHIT.
SO i went to the Devon County Show today, which is a big regional agricultural show at its core
the result is this Google Photos album of 394 photographs, of which i think 391 are of various animals (sheep, cows, pigeons, chickens, pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, a couple of donkeys from the donkey sanctuary, some angora goats, and some people riding horses sidesaddle) (the other three are of amusing fake grass covered statues)
i hope it provides pleasant viewing for anyone bold enough to venture in
Cool moth on the back porch:
A beautiful visitor!
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