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Old Jun 17, 2004, 1:16 PM   #11
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Excellent work there. But can I ask a silly question? Why is it called a cowbird?:lol:
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 1:33 PM   #12
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Hi ferny. I believe that the name cowbird is derived from the bird's close association with herd animals, particularly bison and cattle. They would pick insects off the backs of the animals and also seeds and insects from off of the droppings left behind.

There's an interesting little read about cowbirds in this article. I don't necessarily agree with the author's proposal but his musings about the species is worth a read.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 6:12 PM   #13
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That's interesting. It's amazing how birds can live so close to bigger animals. Even ones that won't harm them. I'm thinkig hippos and the like. The same goes for fish in the sea.
I'll read that tomorrow. It's 00:15 here right now and I got less than four hours sleep last night.
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Old Jun 17, 2004, 8:19 PM   #14
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Ferny Im glad Im not the only one adicted to this forum :-) I have on average been getting to bed at midnight and have to get up at 5.15 am to go unload trucks for work. My hubby is just as bad. He has just got another computer for himself, (he got sick of me taking over the computer with my photo programmes and internet) and now he too is sitting up late with his stuff on the computer. Our lounge room is taken over by the two computers.
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:14 AM   #15
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haha! the only one addicted! pfft.....if anyone is addicted it's me! 1:14 in the morning and i'm still on and almost 3,000 posts! muahaha
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:19 AM   #16
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dont worry vito, im up too:?

watchin a movie on tbs, i forget what its called thought...
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:23 AM   #17
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haha...are you in my timezone? hmm....i think you are....right? yeah...chicago it changes....
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:24 AM   #18
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plast from the past!! thats it!! i love that movie



thanks goodness schools out....i love stayin up all night

grrrrrr, i have to go to a baseball game tomorow, i mean today

ohwell
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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:25 AM   #19
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ya, i think i am...

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Old Jun 18, 2004, 12:43 AM   #20
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haha! the only one addicted! pfft.....if anyone is addicted it's me! 1:14 in the morning and i'm still on and almost 3,000 posts! muahaha

Ha Ha, but Im an old bird of 45 and us oldies dont cope as well with lack of sleep (my 15 year old son tells me this everytime I head for coffee in the morning with a grouchy look on my face) and you are a spring chicken so you should bounce back :-):lol:

By the way, how come you are listed as just a member instead of a posting freak these days.


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