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    no bird is a match for a airsoft gun



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    If you're walking or bicycling around the city and see a bird that looks like the one in the above photo, you best start heading in the opposite direction. It's a red-winged blackbird, it's nesting, and it's a mean SOB. Get just a wee bit too close to its nest, and you're likely to feel a pecking and/or clawing at your head.

    It happened to Holly Grosso. The businesswoman was on her cell phone, walking along West Grand Avenue near Rockwell Street on Wednesday, when the bird—dubbed "Hitchcock" by area workers—made its move.

    "Something just came down, pecked me in the head, took my hair and started flying away," she said. "It's so bizarre. It's this little bird."


    The birds especially like to go after bikers, with a report of one bird getting so aggressive a person lost control of their bike and fell on the sidewalk -- which would be a shoo-in winner on America's Funniest Home Videos.

    Has anyone here had a run in with one of these *******s?
    we had these on my block but i took care of them with extreme non lethal predjudice
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    I've seen them, never had an issue though.

    Its the Pigeons I have issues with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I've seen them, never had an issue though.

    Its the Pigeons I have issues with.
    neither did i. but when the ****er swooped down on me this morning i made sure he wouldnt come back, so far so good hopefully he or she wont come back at all.
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    Those little guys are no problem Just be glad you aren't dealing with a red tailed hawk....the can have a 6 or 7 ft wingspan and the talons are frightening.

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    was out ridin and had one fly at head level about 3 feet ahead of me matching my speed for about 30 feet today...
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    No bird? Try it on a bald eagle.

    And by the way, I've never had a problem with those things, but I don't get how in the world somebody could be such a pansy that they would get beat down by a tiny bird. Grow a pair, grab it, and smash it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    No bird? Try it on a bald eagle.

    And by the way, I've never had a problem with those things, but I don't get how in the world somebody could be such a pansy that they would get beat down by a tiny bird. Grow a pair, grab it, and smash it.
    Just to let everyone know--Red-winged Blackbirds are native migratory birds and thus come under the jurisdiction of the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a formal treaty with Canada and Mexico. Blackbirds are protected by Federal law (Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21.43).

    No, you don't get to kill them.

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    If a bird pecks aggressively at my head, I will kill it, case closed, no room for debate. The remarkably corrupt federal government can go **** itself in that category.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    If a bird pecks aggressively at my head, I will kill it, case closed, no room for debate. The remarkably corrupt federal government can go **** itself in that category.
    That remarkably corrupt federal government, along with the equally corrupt goverments of Canada and Mexico, is why there are still songbirds out there for Americans to enjoy. The treaty also covers birds such as ducks...geese....etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    If a bird pecks aggressively at my head, I will kill it, case closed, no room for debate. The remarkably corrupt federal government can go **** itself in that category.
    im sure theres a loophole cause i have nieces and nephews coming next weekend. that bird got lucky he didnt show up on saturday or else my truck wouldve had a new hood ornament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    That remarkably corrupt federal government, along with the equally corrupt goverments of Canada and Mexico, is why there are still songbirds out there for Americans to enjoy. The treaty also covers birds such as ducks...geese....etc.

    East Hill

    Hunters are the main reason that endangered animals of many types have made huge comebacks. Through self imposed fees and killing overpopulated species that cause problems, we have done a whole lot to keep nature balanced. But one thing almost any hunter will tell you is that if they are attacked by wildlife they will fight back. I'm of that mindset myself.
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    Dang Mich. It's a little bird f'gawwd's sake. Shoo it off! You too, Sled. You'd protect YOUR egglings, wouldn't you?
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    A beak could poke an eye out without much difficulty. I value my eyes more than a pest.
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    "no bird is a match for a airsoft gun" Id LOVE to put you in a cage with an ostrich and watch you shoot it with your air soft gun! Then watch you get kicked into another dimension soon after!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    Hunters are the main reason that endangered animals of many types have made huge comebacks. Through self imposed fees and killing overpopulated species that cause problems, we have done a whole lot to keep nature balanced. But one thing almost any hunter will tell you is that if they are attacked by wildlife they will fight back. I'm of that mindset myself.
    Please, you don't need to tell me about hunters.

    The treaty was signed due to the devastation wrought upon species such as the snowy egret, which were being wiped out.

    Hunters were not nearly so magnanimous years ago:

    http://www.adamgrimm.com/federal_stamp.html

    The birds are defending their nest. If you kill the one bird, you also possibly kill all the nestlings as well, by removing one parent from the job of feeding the young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    The birds are defending their nest. If you kill the one bird, you also possibly kill all the nestlings as well, by removing one parent from the job of feeding the young.

    East Hill
    No kidding.

    As for a beak poking out an eye, you'd must be not using it much if he can get that close to your face. So what difference would it make?
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    Red wings are nothing. Try a Texas mockingbird. They're born *******s. They'll take you on and then go after your family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Please, you don't need to tell me about hunters.

    The treaty was signed due to the devastation wrought upon species such as the snowy egret, which were being wiped out.

    Hunters were not nearly so magnanimous years ago:

    http://www.adamgrimm.com/federal_stamp.html

    The birds are defending their nest. If you kill the one bird, you also possibly kill all the nestlings as well, by removing one parent from the job of feeding the young.

    East Hill
    The people who remember the days when hunting without limit was legal and nearly drove such species as Michigan white tails to extinction are pretty much extinct themselves. Those days are LONG gone, as is noted in your link. The current generation of outdoorsmen has been fixing the 80+ year old screw up, and doing a good job at it.

    As for these birds, I've never been attacked by one so I don't even see the problem, but I'm not about to regret killing a jack ass at the risk of some jack ass off spring also dying. For all I know a crazed bird could have any number of diseases, like rabies. Is it insensitive of me to put my safety ahead of the life of some brats? Maybe, but that's how I am, and I am not alone by any means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Dang Mich. It's a little bird f'gawwd's sake. Shoo it off! You too, Sled. You'd protect YOUR egglings, wouldn't you?
    there wasnt a nest
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    "no bird is a match for a airsoft gun" Id LOVE to put you in a cage with an ostrich and watch you shoot it with your air soft gun! Then watch you get kicked into another dimension soon after!
    that bird or you wont be a match for this, youll hear headlines of the worlds first "Holey Bird"
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    A garand?

    That would look even more nasty than that scene in Pat Garret and Billy the Kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    A garand?

    That would look even more nasty than that scene in Pat Garret and Billy the Kid.
    i want a AA12 but starting it goes for 4400$. i sold my model 700 so i couldnt kill it with a 243 grain sending that birdie into the afterlife as soup.

    i just wanted to scare the bird off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post

    As for these birds, I've never been attacked by one so I don't even see the problem, but I'm not about to regret killing a jack ass at the risk of some jack ass off spring also dying. For all I know a crazed bird could have any number of diseases, like rabies. Is it insensitive of me to put my safety ahead of the life of some brats? Maybe, but that's how I am, and I am not alone by any means.

    You are not much of a hunter, are you? Take the time to look up rabies, and tell me how it's transmitted.

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    kill all the birds

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    If people have to shoot something, they should go find a flock of starlings or house sparrows (introduced pests.)

    I've been dive bombed by a hummingbird (male rufous) that didn't like me getting too close to some salmonberry in bloom. It was on my own property where I can legally discharge a firearm, but I was somehow able to resist any temptation to blow it to shreds. Must be my ripe old age of "over 13."

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