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Shooting Crows

Postby bgd » Wed, 28 May 2014 1:44 pm

They are shooting crows around Siglap at the moment.

The small family (Mum, Dad and a wee chick) that drop in for a drink from the pool each morning aren't around anymore, hopefully moved on to a safer locale.

I think it's sad, I quite like our local birds.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 28 May 2014 1:49 pm

Crows or mynas?

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Postby bgd » Wed, 28 May 2014 1:51 pm

Definitely crows.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 28 May 2014 3:54 pm

Yup, Crows.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 28 May 2014 6:18 pm

We have a colony in about 4 adjacent large trees. Maybe 500 birds?

Their 'dawn chorus' is unbelievable, with perhaps 250 homes in earshot. I consider it a problem, it in part determines what windows we can leave open at night.

It seems curious that they'll send out a gunman to shoot a solitary Koal, but do nothing versus 500 crows.

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 28 May 2014 9:31 pm

I remember once when the culler, standing some 30 meters away, raised his rifle to shoot a bird high above me and for that split-second it was me that was at the end of his bead. I was not a happy puppy then.

Still, shooting them beats trapping them in a cage and then pummeling them to death eh.

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 28 May 2014 9:32 pm

JR8 wrote:We have a colony in about 4 adjacent large trees. Maybe 500 birds?

Their 'dawn chorus' is unbelievable, with perhaps 250 homes in earshot. I consider it a problem, it in part determines what windows we can leave open at night.

It seems curious that they'll send out a gunman to shoot a solitary Koal, but do nothing versus 500 crows.


Crows got dawn chorus meh?

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Postby taxico » Thu, 29 May 2014 5:16 pm

Max Headroom wrote:
JR8 wrote:We have a colony in about 4 adjacent large trees. Maybe 500 birds?

Their 'dawn chorus' is unbelievable, with perhaps 250 homes in earshot. I consider it a problem, it in part determines what windows we can leave open at night.

It seems curious that they'll send out a gunman to shoot a solitary Koal, but do nothing versus 500 crows.


Crows got dawn chorus meh?


quotation marks aside, i believe JR was being euphemistic... i would use the term "racket" or "mofo bird din."

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Re: Shooting Crows

Postby taxico » Thu, 29 May 2014 5:20 pm

bgd wrote:They are shooting crows around Siglap at the moment.

The small family (Mum, Dad and a wee chick) that drop in for a drink from the pool each morning aren't around anymore, hopefully moved on to a safer locale.

I think it's sad, I quite like our local birds.


they shoot only when complaints keep coming in... or when crows attack people.

hopefully they weren't caught in the cull and will come back later. i'm pretty sure the older ones recognize the culling van and vests... if not the equipment.
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 29 May 2014 5:41 pm

Max Headroom wrote:
JR8 wrote:We have a colony in about 4 adjacent large trees. Maybe 500 birds? Their 'dawn chorus' is unbelievable


Crows got dawn chorus meh?



'dawn chorus
— n
the singing of large numbers of birds at dawn'

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dawn+chorus?s=t


Have I passed your English test now? :roll:


p.s. Here's an English word, with which you might be unfamiliar, but which I feel you should learn:

Ultracrepidarianism
'Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters which one knows nothing about; the word first appeared as an insult in an 1819 letter by essayist William Hazlitt.'

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Postby Max Headroom » Thu, 29 May 2014 7:41 pm

Ayuh, keep your hair on, old chap, I was referring to the crows as it happens. I know starlings and mayna do that collective ruckus thing, but wasn't aware crows do it too.

P.S. Here's one for you then:

f Drama queen

Someone, especially a girl (haha - ed.) who turns something unimportant into a major deal. Someone who blows things way out of proportion whenever the chance arises.

:girl:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 May 2014 8:20 pm

Touché?

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 29 May 2014 8:48 pm

you guys are making each other eat crow here
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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 30 May 2014 12:23 pm

I've always wanted to the join the SSC (Shooting club) just to shoot the crows...

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 30 May 2014 1:55 pm

PNGMK wrote:I've always wanted to the join the SSC (Shooting club) just to shoot the crows...


I looked into it during my last stint here. It's pretty bureaucratic as one might expect. As I recall it's limited to 12 gauges/bores, and skeet/trap shooting. For 'guest' shooters, copy of ID had to be provided a week in advance etc...

If you enjoy shooting I still reckon it would be enjoyable, not least seeing how they go about things here.

Maybe a few of us who are interested could consider turning it into a day out?


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