Off Topic For anyone interested in Peregrine Falcons. This is fantastic.

Discussion in 'Hull City' started by Qatartiger Cambridgetiger, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Happy Tiger

    Happy Tiger Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing you drive a corsa or similar??

    No idea what a flock of them is called but seen half a dozen wheeling around in the sky is majestic.
     
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  2. originallambrettaman

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    Hit a pheasant on the way to Ipswich away once, really ****ed up the front end of the motor, cost me about £500.

    The feathery **** him.
     
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  3. Mr Bob

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    I once hit a pheasant.

    Really ****ed up the pheasant. Did **** all to the car.
     
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  4. Happy Tiger

    Happy Tiger Well-Known Member

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    Pheasants. The Pattie of the bird world.
     
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  5. Happy Tiger

    Happy Tiger Well-Known Member

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    That's cos you don't drive a hairdressers car like Lambo.
     
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  6. The Omega Man

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    Was the pheasant revolting?
     
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  7. Chazz Rheinhold

    Chazz Rheinhold Well-Known Member

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    I once hit a deer. Cost me 6 hundred quid!! Two weeks later I wrote the car off!! Ffs
     
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  8. The Omega Man

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    Oh dear, that was a dear deer.
     
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  9. Plum

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    No, why?
     
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  10. tigre

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    Peregrine at the KC crap picture on my phone IMG_20170314_184843.jpg
     
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  11. tigre

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    First saw it at the Swansea FA cup game has been regular since . Was there on Saturday
     
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  12. PattyNchips2

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    just outta curiosity dya get much meat on a falcon?
    <shrug>
     
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  13. Mr. Shoes

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    Just watched a tawny owl flying round the garden, and making a right noise.

    Had a bit of a preen in the big tree, then silently flew off down the woods direction. Huge in flight, but amazingly quiet.
     
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  14. Julian Edelman

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    I've hit a few Birdies at Sutton golf club
     
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  15. Dr.Stanley O'Google, HCFC

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    The thing is - a lot of them are bought in to shooting estates as poults; penned and fed before release. This A) keeps them fairly local to where they are later going to be shot the **** out of; and B) they associate a motor vehicle with food, cos the 'keeper' used to arrive to feed them when they were in a pen. So they're often in the road, which is where the cars are...
     
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  16. Arnold_Lane_HCFC_

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    Noticed that there was a couple of 'falsies' in the roof at Hearts in the friendly we played there a couple of years ago. Good game it was.
     
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  17. originallambrettaman

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    I live in an area full of pheasants and Chazz is right, they're the bird equivalent of Patty, the term bird brained is surely based on them.
     
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  18. Arnold_Lane_HCFC_

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    Definitely a Kestrel colouring. Plus it had a bigger body than a Sparrowhawk
     
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  19. Jen De Bais

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    Back in the day a kestrel was Britains smallest bird of prey. They catch their prey by hovering then swooping down. Sparrow hawks fly in very fast and swoop on their prey.
    Kestrels used to be quite common a few years back and sparrow hawks were a rarity in built up areas.
    This seems to have reversed in recent years.
     
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  20. Qatartiger Cambridgetiger

    Qatartiger Cambridgetiger Well-Known Member

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    One sat next to the camera now if ya wanna see it.
     
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