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This is a link post Left red-faced after confusing a rook with a crow?
How to sort yer jackdaws from yer choughs.
I've made a little jackdaw friend at work who hangs with me while I vape at the smoking shack in the car park.
NOTE: Mrs ACFC is away and I have been drinking heavily all (cough) evening. You have been warned.
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This is a normal post Chuff.
Fnarr fnarr!
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This is a normal post There is always a spotty youth who finds ornithology amusing ina puerile way
You will not be joining the rest of the class when they get to stroke Miss Robotham's great tits.
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This is a normal post Bustard.

(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 22:17, Reply)
This is a normal post Swan Direction.

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This is a normal post This is very puerile
If a man wants to stroke his cock in the privacy of his own home he should be able to
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This is a normal post Genius find
When the expert birder can identify a robin at a 100 yards by the way it drops off a fence, he's always using "jizz".
Edit (the non-puerile but quite interesting bit c&p from wikipedia:

Jizz or giss is a term originally used by birdwatchers to describe the overall impression or appearance of a bird garnered from such features as shape, posture, flying style or other habitual movements, size and colouration combined with voice, habitat and location. The concept is so useful however, that it since has been adopted increasingly widely by field biologists in referring to the impression of the general characteristics of other animals.[1][2][3] It similarly appears in such fields of observational biology as microscopy.[4] Ecologists and botanists may speak of "habitat jizz" or the jizz of a plant.[5]

Sean Dooley described jizz as "the indefinable quality of a particular species, the 'vibe' it gives off" and notes that although it is "dismissed by many as some kind of birding alchemy, there is some physical basis to the idea of jizz."[6]

Experienced birders can often make reliable identifications in the field at a glance by using jizz. Often jizz is useful for identifying to the family or genus level, rather than the species level. For example, "It definitely had the jizz of a thrush, but I couldn't see what kind."

The origin of the word is a mystery. There is a theory that it comes from the World War II air force acronym GISS for "General Impression of Size and Shape (of an aircraft)", but the birding term was first recorded earlier than that in 1922.[7] More likely, jizz is a corruption of gestalt, a German word that roughly means form or shape.[8] Other possibilities include the word gist, or a contraction of just is.
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This is a normal post How informative and enlightening.
However, I shall continue to snigger.
(, Sun 19 Nov 2017, 0:31, Reply)
This is a normal post I always thought that the rude “jizz”
Had it’s etymological roots here anyway, since it kind of means “the essence”
(, Sun 19 Nov 2017, 8:30, Reply)
This is a normal post So the Germans gave us jizz?
Didn't know the German Goo Girls vids were that old.
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This is a normal post I'm definitely getting a copy of this.
I was pretty sure I had a shag on my fat balls last week. But it's hard to tell from a distance.
(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:05, Reply)
This is a normal post I can't believe nobody's mentioned boobys yet

(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:06, Reply)
This is a normal post Too much energy going into
whether that was a common shag or hoary puffleg.
(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:10, Reply)
This is a normal post You seem quite the expert.
I bet you could teach us a lot about swallow jizz.
(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Like the Superb Fairy-Wren?
lol gay
(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:16, Reply)
This is a normal post Yup, and my top tip
is keep your jizz well the fuck away from that red-billed oxpecker.

It'sbill isn't red for nothing, know what I mean?
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Nice pair of Blue Tits:

(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:38, Reply)
This is a normal post Bound to attract Wagtails.

(, Sun 19 Nov 2017, 16:43, Reply)
This is a normal post Excellent link
I assumed crow if lone, but no.
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This is a normal post moi aussi
There's a pair of ravens near the ACFC mountain fastness which I have named 'Cronk' and 'Ronk'. They hold incredibly long and -from my vantage point/understanding pointless -conversations of just those two words. They are destructive, aloof and my favourite two birds of the feathered variety of all time. They don't seem to get on with the other local corvids that well. Class thing, I expect.
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This is a normal post There's a carrion crow that visits our garden with a wonky foot.
Unsurprisingly, we call him Wonkyfoot.

His right foot is crippled, and all the talons permanently bent backwards - whether this is the result of injury or a hatching defect, I have no idea. He can limp along on it, but can be identified immediately when seen on any nearby rooftops because he's always hunkered down to take the weight off his good foot.

Incidentally, we have no idea if he's a he or a she, but he seems like a he. He started turning up with some other crows, and one of them seemed to be mimicking him by squatting with its belly down on the fence (despite having two perfectly good feet). We call that one Son of Wonky.

Crows are awesome.
(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:14, Reply)
This is a normal post Cool. smarter than the avergae b3tan
tool using (smart enough to stay away from power tools, too)
facial recognition
food storage.
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This is a normal post I'm amazed that a crow with a disability has stayed alive for at least 18 months,
since we first encountered him. He's easy prey for ground predators, but he's managed to keep safe for all this time (and possibly longer). Clever bird.
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This is a normal post Surely limping in birds
Does not get them a blue badge. He isn’t going to do a runner if brer fox pitches up
(, Sat 18 Nov 2017, 23:56, Reply)
This is a normal post It takes him a good extra second to launch himself into the air,
compared to his crow crew. So when they're together on the ground, and brer fox appears, he'll be the first to go. I'm impressed that he hasn't yet.
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This is a normal post Corvids are my favourites too.
The way they assess my cats in the garden and work around them is very amusing.
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