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Old 04-27-2008, 08:52 PM   #1
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The "Birds Living on my Porch" Game

The idea here is to figure out what kind of birds these are that keep building a nest on my front porch. I don't have the heart to tear down the nest whilst occupied but once these guys are on their own I hose it down with the garden hose (together with the mess they leave behind) and they've come back two years now, anyway.

I think I know what they are, but not sure. We'll have to vote!
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penguins?
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:56 AM   #3
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penguins?
If I were in Minnesota I'd think so...but it ain't snowing down here, ya'll.
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barn swallows maybe...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_Swallow
http://www.americanartifacts.com/smma/per/b4info.htm
sort of look like the ones we get here every season
they finally gave up as my water hoes wa sto much for the nest, so we helped em build one in our trees
i hated to remve em but the poooooo was getting deep on us as we walked by
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I agree w/ powerboatr, those are barn swallows. Right now we have 2 nests on our back porch and 1 on our front porch. They are messy, especially once the younguns are born, but they are great at reducing the insect population around the home.

My wife and I have an ongoing battle, she wants the nests down, and I try to keep them up. I like to watch them fly, love to listen to their song.

Good luck w/ your roommates!

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This was in my backyard once...so I called he cops.

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