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There’s Many a Slip Twist the Talon and the…. whoops!… not so fast.

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  • tim January 24, 2019, 1:14 PM

    Reminds me of that one time I almost forgot my beer at the bar…almost.

  • Callmelennie January 24, 2019, 4:57 PM

    Thank heavens the little birdie saved his friend, the bunny from falling all the way to the ground. That would have hurt the bunny really bad.

    Hopefully, that near miss will make the birdie think twice about taking his friend, the bunny, on a thrill ride like that

  • Aldo Cella January 24, 2019, 6:12 PM

    ‘Twixt, short for betwixt. But you knew that, Gerard. 😉

  • Schill McGuffin January 24, 2019, 7:34 PM

    Obviously the bird knew he was being watched, and was just showing off.

  • H January 25, 2019, 5:18 AM

    We have had, of late, a covey of quail visiting the the bird feeder on a daily basis, pecking and scratching at what falls to the ground. Mrs. was a town girl and gets quite excited to see any kind of critter, and seems especially taken with these little guys. They come running across the wretched piece of grass that passes for a lawn at our place, backbones straight up and down or nearly so, and clearly on a mission. You can’t help but smile at the little bastidges for their focus and apparent resolve, so maybe it’s not just Mrs. who gets excited to see them. Fifteen of them at last count.

    Anyway, I was watching the covey peck away the other day when a hawk swept through low and fast and scattered them. It missed on the first past, with the air suddenly all a-cluttered with whirring balls of feathered fluff, and the hawk pulling G’s in a tight turn to circle back for the kill, but it missed again. It made another loop, but the little guys had vanished.

    Mission failure. Score for the day was quail 15, hawk 0.

  • Larry Geiger January 25, 2019, 5:25 AM

    When you are completely and totally done for. No escaping…

  • Mhf February 2, 2019, 1:20 PM

    Did you ever watch a cat with a mouse? This cat has wings!