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I prefer it when "pooped on from a great height" remains a metaphor.

Date: 2017-09-12 10:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jessie_c
You've never stood on Parade in a dockyard, have you?

Date: 2017-09-12 11:06 pm (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
Seagulls can definitely see colour; they aim at Navy blue.

Date: 2017-09-12 10:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hrj
Sparrow or seagull?

Date: 2017-09-13 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] maruad
You get you money's worth from a seagull. Being a kid from the prairies, I was astonished by the copious volume achieved by an adult gull when I moved to Vancouver. Luckily it hit the windshield of a nearby car and, at least in my memory, covered half the windshield in avian excrement.

Date: 2017-09-12 11:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kerkevik_2014
I got 'bombed' a couple of months ago. It was only when I got home that I discovered that what hit my shoulder was only about a third of what was deposited.

My shopping bag was partly inedible...

My (now deceased) elder brother was hit on the eye; fortunately closed, when he was sunbathing in our back garden when a teenager (before I was born).

kerk

Date: 2017-09-13 12:34 am (UTC)
jessie_c: Me in my floppy hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] jessie_c
That reminds me of the joke about the Pirate...

Date: 2017-09-13 12:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ravenskyewalker
I still remember the startled look on a school classmate's face as she realized a seagull had pooped on her...

A couple of times, crows have got me, once in a parking lot (got part of the hat I was fortunately wearing) and once when I was under a tree (got my backpack). They were surprisingly memorable little incidents.

Date: 2017-09-13 01:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] telophase
A year or two back I was lying in a hammock under a tree, playing various bird calls from allaboutbirds.org on my phone. One male finch was very confused at what was going on, and flitted around for a bit above me, then apparently decided he had enough of it, let loose on my leg, and flew off.

Schoolyard rhymes

Date: 2017-09-13 01:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"Birdie, birdie, in the sky,
Why'd you turdie in my eye?
Oh, I'll be brave and I won't cry,
But I'm sure glad that cows don't fly."

Re: Schoolyard rhymes

Date: 2017-09-13 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ba_munronoe
Probably the functional equivalent of a flying goat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatlus

Schoolyard rhymes

Date: 2017-09-13 01:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hazelchaz
(Ah, that was me, my sign-in had timed out.)

Date: 2017-09-13 01:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jhetley
This is why bird-banders wear hats.

Date: 2017-09-14 09:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] timgueugen
And why I run very quickly if my path takes me under a lamppost with a crow on it.

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