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a bird stole my hoolie...

patri©k

TRIBE Member
Earlier today, I was out for my usual sunday afternoon walk/session in the rouge valley with a buddy.

We decided to take a trail that was unfamiliar to us. About 35 minutes into the hike.. we decided to stop for some water and a joint. Sitting down on a log.. we pull out the j and some fire. Light the spliff and start shooting the shit. The spot was pretty quiet and secluded.

After a few rounds... we noticed that there were a few birds fluttering around in the branches. The more we smoked... the more birds seemed to appear. My buddy joked and said, "I'd watch your spliff... they look like they want some".

LOL... yeah sure!

So we keep on smoking. Now the joint is half way done.. and there are these cute, chubby, little birds all around us. I take another drag. As I'm holding the drag in... I look up into the sky.. and exhale... so that I don't blow any smoke into my buddy's face. Just as I'm about to take another breath... a fucking bird... lands on my hand... pecks at the joint... pecks again... and ended up taking the pretty big roach out of my finger tips before flying away into the trees.

My friend and I stood there for about 5 minutes just staring at each other in disbelief.

After laughing hysterically... we decided to continue the walk along the river. This time... we were smoking as we walked. Every twenty feet or so... we'd notice that the friggin' birds were following us.

I'm telling you... they like the marijuana smoke!

While my buddy was smoking... I picked up a small stick that kinda resembled a spliff. I held it up... and sure enough... those little birds started to appear. Flying all around us. Within seconds, one of the birds landed on my hand and then hopped along my finger onto the stick. When it was on the stick.. it pecked at it a couple times and then flew away disappointed that it wasn't herb.

Here's the pic of the bird on the stick.




anyhow... I just wanted to share the story cuz I thought it was pretty whacky. BIRDS STEALING CHRONZ !! LOL.

so yeah... I'm definitely gonna go back and see if the herb birds come back.


cuz ya know....


THE BIRD.. THE BIRD... THE BIRD LIKES THE HERB...

THE BIRD.. BIRD.. BIRD... THE BIRD LIKES THE HERB !



patrick
 
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PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Looks like a chickadee.

Funny little birds.

I knew someone who had a pet crow once... it had the intelligence of about an 8-year old. Kind of scary.
 
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sk8

TRIBE Member
They are Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapilla)



People feed chickadees throughout the winter as they are not migrators and live here year round. Because of this, in well travelled areas such as nature reserves, parks, along hiking trails, the birds are accustomed to people feeding them and come to expect it. Their favourite food is sunflower seeds, especially the black ones, but they eat the white ones too. They often land on people outstretched hands and eat seeds off of them. The bird probably thought your roach was a seed and has possibly consumed it. Hopefully it was not still lit. Please don't feed them herb, it's really not good for them. Take some sunflower seeds instead. The birds will be much happier.

note: try not to feed birds bread either, it has little nutrition and fills them up so that they don't eat nutritious food. If you want to feed birds: peanuts and suet for things like jays, seeds for the little guys, lettuce for things like ducks. If you want to give bread to ducks/geese then whole grain at least. But remember, the reason that Canada Geese don't migrate anymore is the abundance of food available here in the winter.
 

Deus

TRIBE Member
What do you mean bread has no nutrition? It has a lot of starch/glucose already in a denatured state.
 
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sk8

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Deus
What do you mean bread has no nutrition? It has a lot of starch/glucose already in a denatured state.
bread has none of the proteins and fats that birds need, especially in the winter. they do have starch and glucose but they would have to eat a ton of bread to fill their nutritional needs. They get full from the bread far before they have gained enought nutrition from it. as i said - whole grain breads are okay, if you want to give them bread. white bread sucks. also there are a lot of things in overprocessed white breads that are not good for them.

seeds and nuts are far better nutritionally for them.

i am not just making this up - I am a wildlife technician. I work with birds.
 

TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
haha that's totaly unreal.


you're like ace ventura or something....that dandylion eating hippo was my favorite though.


best part is he's always got a wicked photo to go with the story.



nice one!
 

patri©k

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by TaCk OnE?
haha that's totaly unreal.

you're like ace ventura or something....that dandylion eating hippo was my favorite though.

best part is he's always got a wicked photo to go with the story.


nice one!


ahhhh... good 'ol Smiley!




SK8... don't think I'm mean or cruel or anything... I actually love animals... it was the bird who willingly stole my hoolie! and besides... it's a waste of chronz. :)

so... I shouldn't really feed them anything... but if I AM going to feed them.. I should feed them sunflower seeds ?

what about woodpeckers ? what do they like ?

and another question (since yer the bird queen) :) .... do we have giffen or griffen vultures in Ontario ? I think I saw a few flying over head in the rouge one day.

:)

thanks for your help.



patrick
 

Aleks

TRIBE Member
great story!

im sure the birds smelt yer chron miles away...and i bet they did want it. most animals are attracted to the smell and the cannabinol oils in herb...
 
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sk8

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by patri©k



SK8... don't think I'm mean or cruel or anything... I actually love animals... it was the bird who willingly stole my hoolie! and besides... it's a waste of chronz. :)

so... I shouldn't really feed them anything... but if I AM going to feed them.. I should feed them sunflower seeds ?

what about woodpeckers ? what do they like ?

and another question (since yer the bird queen) :) .... do we have giffen or griffen vultures in Ontario ? I think I saw a few flying over head in the rouge one day.

:)

thanks for your help.



patrick
I don't think you are mean or cruel or anything... birds can be silly, he probably didn't eat it anyway when he figured out it wasn't food. I just didn't want you to feed it to them again!

any kind of seed is good but the black sunflower seeds are the best. Feeding songbirds is fine. the ones still around are those that don't migrate and they can use a little help. many people put out feeders for them as well. It's just feeding the species that are supposed to be leaving but don't (like canada geese) that is a problem - we need to do a tough love thing with them to encourage them to get out over winter.
If anyone is planning on putting out a feeder over the winter - please continue with the seeds the whole season - you'll start to have "regulars" who will depend on you. good pet stores and birding stores have tons of different feeders and seed combos for different species - depending on what you want to attract.

woodpeckers, depending on species, eat vegetation, insects and fruit. they won't come down and eat from your hand though! that's why they are pecking the trees - to get insects.

The vultures we have in Ontario are Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura)



If you saw large black birds circling - then it was Turkey Vultures.

Glad I can help. I always like when someone is interested in birds. :)
 

sk8

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Aleks
great story!

im sure the birds smelt yer chron miles away...and i bet they did want it. most animals are attracted to the smell and the cannabinol oils in herb...

most birds don't have a highly developed sense of smell. many don't smell much at all.
 

patri©k

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by sk8
most birds don't have a highly developed sense of smell. many don't smell much at all.

true... but I've noticed 'hemp' seeds in a lot of the bird feeds.

:)



god bless the holy herb.




patrick
 

sk8

TRIBE Member
hemp seeds are very very nutritious. for people too.

is there anything cannabis can't do?

:D
 
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