RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,520
Posts: 5,512,075
Members: 25,138
Currently online: 492
Newest member: Tosty82

TrekToday headlines

Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions
By: T'Bonz on Dec 25

Trek Paper Clips
By: T'Bonz on Dec 24

Sargent Passes
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

QMx Trek Insignia Badges
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

And The New Director Of Star Trek 3 Is…
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18

IDW Publishing March 2015 Comics
By: T'Bonz on Dec 17


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 3 2013, 11:25 AM   #31
RJDonner&Blitzen
Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion
 
RJDonner&Blitzen's Avatar
 
Location: RJDiogenes of Boston
Re: A bird flew into my window.

^^ A bird once hit the porch at a chalet I was staying at in New Hampshire and he got up and flew away. Animals are pretty tough, so if he wasn't going too fast he was probably okay.

propita wrote: View Post
We had a bird dive bomb our antenna while on a freeway. Result was blood on the car and a dead bird.
Ouch. I once hit a bird while driving down the expressway-- there was a rather unbelievable amount of feathers.

Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post
It was like something out of a Roadrunner cartoon with her forward momentum and the slippery tile floor working against her as her little legs tried frantically to stop. She was fine, but she learned to sneak up to the sliding door rather than rush at it.
At her old house, my mother used to have a screenhouse in the backyard. One of her cats, Max, was a little strange and often exhibited cartoon behaviors. He couldn't seem to grasp the concept of the screen and if anything startled him when we were out there he would inevitably try to run right through it, fold up like an accordion and go bouncing and rolling backward. This was the same cat who eventually had an identity crisis and became a horse.
__________________
Please stop by my Gallery and YouTube Page for a visit. And read Trunkards! And check out my Heroes essays.
RJDonner&Blitzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2013, 11:49 AM   #32
teacake
Fleet Admiral
 
teacake's Avatar
 
Location: Google's ass cave full of the lush, lush asses they have stolen.
Re: A bird flew into my window.

When I was a kid birds flew into our window all the time.

My mother was a birder. Life list person. Every damn bird that died at the pane of our glass she wrapped up in foil and put in the freezer. To admire the plumage.

It was seriously fraught to look for leftovers.
__________________

"Damnit Spock. God damnit!" Kirk ST:V
■ ■ ■
Janeway does Melbourne
teacake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2013, 10:15 PM   #33
Ar-Pharazon
Rear Admiral
 
Ar-Pharazon's Avatar
 
Re: A bird flew into my window.

RJDiogenes wrote: View Post
Ouch. I once hit a bird while driving down the expressway-- there was a rather unbelievable amount of feathers.
I was going about 75 on the interstate, just over the Wisconsin border when a pheasant flew down and decided to cross the road on foot.

Like you said, a lot of feathers, plus a tumbling bird corpse and a slightly out of whack exhaust connection.
__________________
Rimmer, on what period of history to live in-
“Well, It’d be the 19th century for me, one of Napoleon’s marshals.
The chance to march across Europe with the greatest general of all time and kill Belgians” - (White Hole).
Ar-Pharazon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2013, 10:19 PM   #34
Pingfah
Admiral
 
Pingfah's Avatar
 
Location: Keeping an eye on TBBS
Re: A bird flew into my window.

propita wrote: View Post
I mean INTO the window. The window being closed at the time.

I was at the computer and heard a huge BOOM, then silence. I got up, opened the front door, and saw a pigeon fly off, losing lots of those little soft feathers. I looked at my window and saw a circular smudge with a bit of blood.

What the hell was that bird doing flying INTO a window? What, did it not see the house sitting there?

Anybody else have this happen or know why a bird would do this?
Were your children born with full heads of hair?
__________________
So it goes.
Pingfah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2013, 10:26 PM   #35
J.T.B.
Commodore
 
J.T.B.'s Avatar
 
Re: A bird flew into my window.

As it happens, a yellow-rump warbler flew into my sliding glass door just a couple of days ago. It did not survive. I felt pretty bad because winter is hard enough for those little guys.

I have hit probably a dozen birds while driving, and always mourning doves. The go out with an explosion of feathers and leave a gray smudge on your vehicle.
J.T.B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2013, 10:37 PM   #36
Squiggy Claus
Rampant Sexist
 
Squiggy Claus's Avatar
 
Location: Up Squiggy's Coal Chute.
View Squiggy Claus's Twitter Profile Send a message via ICQ to Squiggy Claus
Re: A bird flew into my window.

__________________
ENOUGH OF THIS TURGID BASH WANKERY!
Squiggy Claus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3 2013, 11:14 PM   #37
Ho Ho Homeier
Vice Admiral
 
Ho Ho Homeier's Avatar
 
Location: Melakon's place
Re: A bird flew into my window.

Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
I was going about 75 on the interstate, just over the Wisconsin border when a pheasant flew down and decided to cross the road on foot.
I hit a pheasant driving home from dad's graveyard service. Shook me up so badly (thinking it an omen), my friend had to drive the remaining 150 miles.
__________________
Curly: Oh, you hit Santa Claus. Just for that, no toys! --Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)
Ho Ho Homeier is online now   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 12:59 AM   #38
propita
Rear Admiral
 
Location: fresno, ca, us
Re: A bird flew into my window.

Pingfah wrote: View Post
propita wrote: View Post
I mean INTO the window. The window being closed at the time.

I was at the computer and heard a huge BOOM, then silence. I got up, opened the front door, and saw a pigeon fly off, losing lots of those little soft feathers. I looked at my window and saw a circular smudge with a bit of blood.

What the hell was that bird doing flying INTO a window? What, did it not see the house sitting there?

Anybody else have this happen or know why a bird would do this?
Were your children born with full heads of hair?
????

Oh, and...no kids anyway. But I'm not getting the reference. I tend to literalism. And obliviousness.
propita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 03:28 AM   #39
Wintertainment
Fleet Captain
 
Wintertainment's Avatar
 
Location: Avon
Re: A bird flew into my window.

update from my parent's house: a silhouette failed to prevent the tragic death of a 'brown looking bird'.
__________________

Hello to Jason Isaacs!
Wintertainment is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 08:45 AM   #40
bigdaddy
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Space Massachusetts
Re: A bird flew into my window.

Might have been drunk.

A local library had to cut down a small tree because they figured out the birds were eating the fermenting berries, getting drunk and flying into the windows. Killed a couple dozen a year before it was so bad they had to do something.
__________________
The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
bigdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 02:44 PM   #41
rhubarbodendron
Commodore
 
rhubarbodendron's Avatar
 
Location: milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
Re: A bird flew into my window.

my friend Daystrom had a big tree in front of his house with a hummingbird nest. From his balcony you could look right into the net. It was so cool! Sadly, they cut the tree down because the people living further downstairs complained that they had no light (if I lived in LA I'd be happy to have shade! It's unbelievably hot there)
Interestingly, no hummingbird ever flew into his window. And come to think of it, I've never heard of a hummingbird ever having such an accident. Could it be that hummingbirds are smarter than other birds? Or do they just react quicker?
__________________
a hug a day keeps the psachiatrist away
rhubarbodendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 04:58 PM   #42
B.J.
Rear Admiral
 
B.J.'s Avatar
 
Location: Huntsville, AL, USA
Re: A bird flew into my window.

^ Not really. In our previous house, we had a screened-in back patio, and hummingbirds would frequently get stuck in there. I'd occasionally have to disentangle one from the screen.
__________________
B.J. --- bj-o23.deviantart.com
B.J. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 05:13 PM   #43
rhubarbodendron
Commodore
 
rhubarbodendron's Avatar
 
Location: milky way, outer spiral arm, Sol 3
Re: A bird flew into my window.

ah, then it's really true that they have such a bad vision?
When I pretty excitedly told Day of my very first encounter with a humming bird he got all worried and inquired "oh my god! Did it savage you?" Me, dumbfounded: "Attack me?! Come on, we're talking about a bonsai-bird feeding on nectar, not a Condor!" upon which he explained that they have pretty poor exesight and often accidentially fly against people wearing colourful clothing. Rumour has it that one once got stuck in the cleavage of a lady wearing a dress with a flower print. (Must have been highly uncomfortable for both parties involved...)
__________________
a hug a day keeps the psachiatrist away
rhubarbodendron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 06:46 PM   #44
Finngle Bells
Vice Admiral
 
Finngle Bells's Avatar
 
Location: Finn
Re: A bird flew into my window.

^No. They have a better vision than us

We are color blind to them
Finngle Bells is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4 2013, 06:49 PM   #45
Saul
Rear Admiral
 
Saul's Avatar
 
Location: 東京
Re: A bird flew into my window.

propita wrote: View Post
I mean INTO the window. The window being closed at the time.

I was at the computer and heard a huge BOOM, then silence. I got up, opened the front door, and saw a pigeon fly off, losing lots of those little soft feathers. I looked at my window and saw a circular smudge with a bit of blood.

What the hell was that bird doing flying INTO a window? What, did it not see the house sitting there?

Anybody else have this happen or know why a bird would do this?
I posted a similar topic a few years back. Heard a large thud against the window, looked out and saw a bird on the ground wondering wtf happened. He couldn't take off again and ran into a bush. Happens sometimes. I think the window reflected the sky and it didn't notice.
__________________
"It's not that you can see the strings, it's that 40 years later you're still looking at them." - Steven Moffat
"This movie was big. Imagine how big it could have been with me in it?" William Shatner
Saul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.