Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-09-2008, 07:57   #1
cruiser

Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,525
Birding

My wife is a big fan of birds and birding.

Yesterday, we had two very close encounters with some birds behaving unlike they normally do. These birds are both usually quite shy and nervous.

However, take a look at these pictures:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	CormorantonOutboard.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	78.7 KB
ID:	4914   Click image for larger version

Name:	GreatBlueHeronOnDeck.jpg
Views:	125
Size:	84.5 KB
ID:	4915  

__________________

__________________
ssullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 08:00   #2
Back to the game

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Boat: Pearson Countess 44 wannabe
Posts: 545
Very nice shots, the birds were looking for cartoons
__________________

__________________
JC
Soft Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 08:46   #3
Registered User
 
Eleven's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southampton UK
Boat: Jaguar 22 mono called Arfur.
Posts: 1,220
Images: 3
Take it as a compliment on your sailorship and ship keeping.
They'd rather ride with you than trust their wings!!
__________________
Ex Prout 31 Sailor, Now it's a 22ft Jaguar called 'Arfur' here in sunny Southampton, UK.
A few places left in Quayside Marina and Kemps Marina.
Eleven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 08:59   #4
Back to the game

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Medellin, Colombia
Boat: Pearson Countess 44 wannabe
Posts: 545
They rather sail with you than with the member attacking you for asking questions Sully
__________________
JC
Soft Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 09:01   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO; Grenada
Boat: Lagoon 420
Posts: 144
One Good Tern Will Do It.
A sailor was caught AWOL as he tried to sneak on board his ship at about 3 am.The chief petty officer spied him and ordered the sailor to stop. Upon hearing the sailor's lame explanation for his tardiness, the officer ordered the sailor to, "Take this broom and sweep every link on this anchor chain by morning or it's the brig for you!"

The sailor picked up the broom and commenced performing his charge. As he began to sweep, a Tern landed on the broom handle. The lad picked the tern off the broom handle, giving the bird a toss. The Tern left, only to return and light once again on the broom handle.
The sailor went through the same routine over and over again. He couldn't get any cleaning done because he could only sweep at the chain once or twice before the blasted bird returned. In the morning the chief petty officer, came to checked the sailor and his work.

"What in the heck have you been doing all night? This chain is no cleaner than when you started! What have you to say for yourself, sailor?" barked the chief.

"Honest, chief," came the reply, "I tossed a Tern all night and couldn't sweep a link!
"
__________________
Bradley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 09:02   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
FrankZ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Bristol 35 Bellesa
Posts: 13,565
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soft Air View Post
They rather sail with you than with the member attacking you for asking questions Sully
Please don't bring the turmoil from a different thread over to this one.
__________________
Sing to a sailor's courage, Sing while the elbows bend,
A ruby port your harbor, Raise three sheets to the wind.
......................-=Krynnish drinking song=-
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 09:05   #7
cruiser

Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,525
Yeah, as much as I do appreciate SoftAir's sympathetic post (thank you), it's important to keep new threads clean from old drama.

That way, someone interested in birding on boats who might add photos to this thread can do so in a clean thread.
__________________
ssullivan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 22:26   #8
Eternal Member
 
Chief Engineer's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: North of Baltimore
Boat: Ericson 27 & 18' Herrmann Catboat
Posts: 3,798
This one is going to the foc'csl joke locker

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
One Good Tern Will Do It.

A sailor was caught AWOL as he tried to sneak on board his ship at about 3 am.The chief petty officer spied him and ordered the sailor to stop. Upon hearing the sailor's lame explanation for his tardiness, the officer ordered the sailor to, "Take this broom and sweep every link on this anchor chain by morning or it's the brig for you!"

The sailor picked up the broom and commenced performing his charge. As he began to sweep, a Tern landed on the broom handle. The lad picked the tern off the broom handle, giving the bird a toss. The Tern left, only to return and light once again on the broom handle.
The sailor went through the same routine over and over again. He couldn't get any cleaning done because he could only sweep at the chain once or twice before the blasted bird returned. In the morning the chief petty officer, came to checked the sailor and his work.

"What in the heck have you been doing all night? This chain is no cleaner than when you started! What have you to say for yourself, sailor?" barked the chief.

"Honest, chief," came the reply, "I tossed a Tern all night and couldn't sweep a link!"
Hardy Har Har
__________________
Chief Engineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2008, 03:29   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Wisconsin
Boat: Liberty 28 Custom Cutter - "Native Dancer" For Sale
Posts: 209
The birds are wonderful wild companions to be with us whenever we are on or near the water. They can indicate the time of year and the health of the local ecosystem by their presence. And, of course, they can be very entertaining watching the everyday activities of their tiny lives.
__________________

__________________
Liberty28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:22.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.