Birds

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  1. Dcav

    Dcav TGT Addict

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    What are the black birds, with the fanned out tails that make the cartoon sounding noises called? The first night I was here in Texas I heard the noise and was like what in the F___ was that. Just thought about it again as I am getting ready to leave work. :headscratch:
     


  2. dee

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    Probally talking about Grackles
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  3. DCortez

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    They are up and down Jones Road in NW Houston every late summer/fall. Makes my Benelli finger itch.
     
  4. TrailDust

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    In California we get the Central American Macaws that fly up in the summertime to get relief from the heat down south. Just five or six of these f****n' birds sound like 15 cats with their tails tied together and thrown into a rose bush. You would not believe the ruckus! Like the man said, makes your finger itch to pull the trigger on the old shotgun....:332:
     
  5. Dcav

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    Thanks Dee, that is exactly the bird. Everytime I hear them while walking the dog he is like WTF was that and can I eat it.
     
  6. TxPhantom

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    Yep, they are Grackles. Funny thing is, I don't remember ever seeing them in Texas when I was young (I still have a pretty good memory). I lived in Kerrville, Tx when a kid and don't even remembr them being that far south.
    Lot's of horny toads though. Don't see much of them anymore.:headscratch:
     
  7. MadMo44Mag

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    You can find Horny Toads all over Ft.Worth. They are the ugly girls that go to TCU! LOL!!!:tongueout:
     
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    I should have seen that coming!!!:banger:
     
  9. Shorts

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    lol I throw acorns at the birds since I can't fire a bb gun at them. They get noisy in the culdesac now and again.


    In Japan we had huge ugly noisy ravens that would fly off with a cat if you let it. They made a real mess tearing trash bags and spreading contents all over the roads.


    For horny toads I haven't seen those since we lived in Karnes City. Or when I go dancing on Friday nights.
     
  10. dee

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    I think fire ants have a thing to do with not seeing the horned frogs, oh and I hate grackles.
     

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