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Posted By:Danis51
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2010-04-22 02:19:18
Hmmm..it may have, as they say, lost something in translation...recall years ago seeing a film of an experiment in lingustics..there are ten people, each of whom speak a couple of languages..first one speaks English and, say, Spanish..next one speaks Spanish and French..next one French and Dutch..next Dutch and Chinese...and so on..so first the MC tells a joke..very funny..cracks up all the English speakers in the audience..then the first guy in line tells it to the next guy in Spanish..he laughs a bit..he tells it to the next guy, who smiles..by the time it's passed through five or six translatuons not only are people not laughing or even smiling, they just have puzzled looks on their faces...so Jokes tend to be pretty language-specific...but visual humor is universal...Tom and Jerry or Roadrunner cartoons, for example, don't need much translation...same for Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, the Three Stooges, etc...but I think you'd be up against it trying to translate Bob Hope or Larry the Cable Guy into another tongue..But, thanks for trying ! Later on I'll tell you a joke or two in English and we'll see how well they go over for you...
2010-04-22 01:01:41
Hy patito Here I have a joke from a friend I can't stop smiling. I would like to know do you as American find this joke funny or not. Just give me your honest opinion. Father bunny and his son are returning to the home . Father is cowered with muddy shit, and his son is wet from piss. Mother bunny asks: What happened to to you guys? Son of a rabbit replay : The bear wiped his butt with dad and I piss myself out of laughter.
2010-04-22 00:25:47
Pale Male is famous...maybe the most well known and most photographed bird in the world except for maybe the Roadrunner, Tweetie and Foghorn Leghorn....he's certainly more well known than Michael Bloomberg, at least outside NYC......just enter his name in a search engine and see what happens .....
2010-04-21 20:27:55
Many thanks again Poppy for the link. They certainly love this park, don't they ? ... :)
2010-04-21 20:26:26
Many thanks for the link, Poppy. Those photos are very beautiful and so are the birds too. Not important I guess, but where is Riverside Park ? I guess I can find that out on a search through Google. You have a very clever friend, Poppy. He certainly knows his birds... :) Thankyou again....
2010-04-21 20:23:43
Many thanks for that, Poppy. Your friend is very clever indeed. Well identified by him !
2010-04-21 19:10:19
The red-tails at were first recorded in 2002, so the birds mating in this pic most probably are descendants of the original pair, so there must be numerous Red-tails in the area now. This pair appears to have taken residence in Riverside Park...
2010-04-21 18:47:57
Ha! A lightbulb lit in my head with the clue 'Central Park' - I have posted a pic of a Central Park hawk... so checked 'central park, red-tail hawks' and hit this site: is this pic, taken February 27, 2010. "Riverside Park parents mating near the River's edge." My friend's 'wild guess' was not wild, after all. :-)
2010-04-21 18:05:53
My friend said that these are Buzzards (Buteo; Pernis) but they are a difficult group to identify. Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), with 90% certainty, and then he made a wild guess: it is pair photographed in New York's Central Park, which is known for its breeding pale morph Red-tails.
2010-04-21 16:14:53
Many thanks for that, Poppy. I'm sure that Gabrielle will appreciate that, as I do too.... :)
2010-04-21 16:14:15
Thankyou Poppy. I will try to have a good day, what is left of it. Yes, you are right. It IS 3pm. It gets dark around 10 to 6 now. We have a lovely autumn day today too. That warmth we had for a few days is gone now, thankfully. I think from now on, it's going to get cooler and I for one am very glad about that. I wish that you could be here sometimes when I see this beautiful bird that flies around here sometimes. It is green and small like a sparrow. I have a picture of it that I took with my phone, but it is very hard to make out in amongst the leaves. I've never heard its call either. One day I'll get the name of that bird. I'm glad that the snow is gone in Finland now, Poppy. It must be really lovely living over there. You are 7 hours behind us, according to the internet. I just checked. Cyprus, where my dad was born, is also 7 hours behind, so it will be easy to remember your time then. I hope you enjoy your annual birding vacation. That will be really lovely. Wish I was there with you. All the best to you, Poppy. Please take care...:)
2010-04-21 16:04:54
I sent that, too.
2010-04-21 16:03:43
It's easy to make wrong IDs; I make them, too! But I guess since birds are my hobby, I have a more practised eye for spotting details in birds. - We have a beautiful spring morning in Finland, snow is gone (except in Lapland), the sun is shining, birds are slowly returning, and soon I'll be going for my annual birding vacation in the boonies... - It's now 3 p.m. where you are, right? Have a nice rest of the day, Mary!
2010-04-21 15:57:35
Would your friend also try to find out what bird the blue one is too with the red beakin the comments page as Gabrielle would like to know what bird it is and quite frankly, so would I. Thanks Poppy... :)
2010-04-21 15:54:52
Sorry for the wrong ID, Poppy. I look forward in seeing if your friend can tell us which bird this is... :)
2010-04-21 15:35:08
As you see from the pictures at wiki, kestrels have grey-blue heads and the tips of the tail feathers are black, so no match. I sent this pic to a friend of mine who can identify any bird in the world... so let's wait and see... ;-)
2010-04-21 14:23:00
I think that this bird is a Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus), Poppy. Here is a link to compare...
2010-04-21 03:10:18
Nah, she just saw dinner running around below the tree… Red-tailed hawks (which I think these are but would not bet the farm on it – never got to know my predatory birds too well) generally stick to one mate throughout the breeding season and often stay together for life; which is more than we humans do.
2010-04-20 13:53:00
looks like awesome fun for him but she looks kind of regretful, one night-stand?
2010-04-18 05:32:22
Thank you poppy, you are the expert in birds!
2010-04-17 22:09:14
Another great bird pic, Danis!