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OysterPoBoy
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What’s up with birds?
Have you ever sat back and watched what they are up to? They fly around but why? I always thought they were looking for food but there has to be more to it. Especially big birds like egrets. What do you think is going through their minds when they decide to fly somewhere?


The Nino
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re: What’s up with birds?
How drunk/high are you right now?


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Cowboyfan89
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re: What’s up with birds?
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OysterPoBoy

Get help.


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Beessnax
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re: What’s up with birds?
Here's a pretty interesting YouTube video on flocks of birds and flying

LINK


Yewkindewit
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re: What’s up with birds?
I enjoyed the video of the behavior of flocks of birds.


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CamdenTiger
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re: What’s up with birds?
Have you ever seen Jurassic Park? To understand bird, you first have to watch Dinosaurs, so good luck..


OysterPoBoy
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re: What’s up with birds?
You see an egret looking for fish in a pond. He stays there for 10 minutes then he flies off. Those guys don’t just circle around like hawks, they are headed somewhere. Does he know where he’s headed before he takes off or does he figure that out in the air?


Cowboyfan89
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re: What’s up with birds?
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Does he know where he’s headed before he takes off or does he figure that out in the air?

I don't know if you actually believe science can answer this question or not, but birds aren't just flying around for the hell of it.

Unlike humans, most of what wild animals do is on purpose. They only have 2 purposes in life: survive and reproduce. Wasting energy just flying around for no reason does not accomplish either of those purposes.


OysterPoBoy
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They only have 2 purposes in life: survive and reproduce. Wasting energy just flying around for no reason does not accomplish either of those purposes.


That’s what got me thinking about this in the first place. So often they look like they’re just loping around.


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awestruck
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Unlike humans, most of what wild animals do is on purpose. They only have 2 purposes in life: survive and reproduce. Wasting energy just flying around for no reason does not accomplish either of those purposes.
So you've never seen otters playing for the sure fun of it or owned a dog that just did stuff... simply because they wanted to? As are reports of crows engaged in pranks and non-survival interplay.


As for why do birds fly.... I'm guessing it beats the hell out of walking.


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White Bear
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What do you think is going through their minds when they decide to fly somewhere?
you should ask one baw. Pretty sure wild things are about eating, shitting, frickin and staying alive. Kinda sounds like me actually.


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Cowboyfan89
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re: What’s up with birds?
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So you've never seen otters playing for the sure fun of it or owned a dog that just did stuff... simply because they wanted to? As are reports of crows engaged in pranks and non-survival interplay.

Clearly you don't understand the definition of the word most. And even that social interaction is on purpose, but does not occur to the same level in all species. It might not necessarily have a direct function in survival, but it plays an important role nonetheless. But survive and reproduce is the primary objective of any species.

Also, domestic dogs are a terrible example in this case. A domestic dog typically isn't reliant on itself or a pack to survive--it has an owner that (hopefully) is feeding it and providing for its needs. So yeah, it can afford to goof off and do whatever, whenever.


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tigerinthebueche
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re: What’s up with birds?
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What’s up with birds?



“He says the birds are scrounging.”


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Twenty 49
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re: What’s up with birds?
The crows seemed to be calling his name, thought Caw.


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PillageUrVillage
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re: What’s up with birds?
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Have you ever sat back and watched what they are up to? They fly around but why? I always thought they were looking for food but there has to be more to it. Especially big birds like egrets. What do you think is going through their minds when they decide to fly somewhere?





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Philzilla2k
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re: What’s up with birds?
American Robins, the nosiest birds in the world.


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Quesadilla Superman
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re: What’s up with birds?
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As are reports of crows engaged in pranks and non-survival interplay.


I loathe crows and those bastards are smart. We got a pretty big stand of pecan trees and they’ll be tons in the trees feeding and I can stand under a tree and watch them and they are aware I’m there but As soon as I grab a shotgun those bastards bolt. It like they’re fricking with me and when I ease back over with a firearm they say psych and fly off before I get in range.

This morning while I was hunting there were crows everywhere and they were driving the turkeys crazy. The turkeys were making all kinds of racquet. All of the sudden I see a train of turkeys walking single from an oak flat in to my plot headed towards an ag field to my south. The place my brothers and hunt have tons of turkeys during late fall to the fist 2 weeks of December. After that I may see a few turkeys the rest of the year until early fall again


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RemyLeBeau
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Gauxt
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: What’s up with birds?
Oyster you need a purple martin colony man. They fly just cuz they can with amazing flight and toy around sometimes. They will dazzle your noggin


OysterPoBoy
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Member since Jul 2013
21829 posts

re: What’s up with birds?
One more question, when you see a little bird going crazy on a larger bird, just following him everywhere really giving him the business, what’s going on there? Is it some kind of territorial thing?


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