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Jetblast1
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« on: January 30, 2013, 05:08:58 PM »

huh I really wonder why Birds of all kinds are so ignorand at airports !
Don't they hear the noise of an airplane or what? There can't be much food (waste) around an airport in my opinion.......

Attached a photo taken from a youtube film.
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 04:26:25 PM »

That particular photo is a trick of perspective.  That pigeon is probably 100 yards away from that airliner.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 01:12:50 PM »

 huh Well you tell me how far away it is, take a look at the 1:34 mark in the video.... huh



But anyway, I still don't know what these birds want nearby airports, so that was the question.....
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 03:43:18 PM »

When I fly, I always notice them circling in the thermals.  Airports are giant open fields with lots os asphalt or concrete to create thermals.  I'm not an ornathologist nor do I play one on tv, just my opinion based on observations.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 06:34:03 PM »

They also go after seeds and insects churned up behind the grass mowers. I always see them walking around behind grass mowers at my airport.
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