Originally Posted by sourland
Well, fun in the sun may be over. Lost a bird to a hawk early last week and penned the birds up until Sat. Flew Sat. and Sun. with no problems. Today suffered another hawk attack and birds are still coming in. I'm betting I lost at least one today. Didn't want to lock down yet, but I may have to. It was a great two months of free lofting. Just like it used to be prior to the passage of the Migratory Bird Act.
Edited by laughingdog - 8/15/11 at 5:07pm
what was i missing about the migratory bird act? also feel bad got some performing rollers from a dealer, that did little backflips when first put in cage and fed, for what seemed like the first meal they had in a weeks, that they attacked my hands, when moments before they were smashing around terrified of me. i havent even been able to fly them, as neighbors apparently had fit about the one tippler high fier/ racer. or whatever the stealth plain of birds it seems to be, that was taking out and releasing to speed back to loft. so now i have to keep them caged. i feel ashamed and like cruel to them, but they were kept in low roller cages, so not seeming to want to get out, but slowly able to do more than extend wings only less than half way. luckily my hopefully soon move to more pet friendly, and less drunk friendly apartments, area, city and state, were cops hopefully dont think ok to shoot other's animals (TN is really a crapper of a state in general anyway outside sevier county, church im in, and cool BYCers).
also the awsome rollers of my neighbor, were killed, well the female anyway a far as i know right now, as they were apparently eating a dead oppossum (id seen them either at it or the bugs probably on /in it), they were at for about a week, when the female was hit by a car.. such a waste, as right before that he had to get rid of his chickns thank god! though the huge pen wasnt wanted that bad after that apparently to let them finally raise some babies after so long of the hens eating the eggs, so now the beautiful talented babies i could get from them is ruined! why do people even want to keep something they dont care enough to take care of? though if i gave him an extra female homer, would they possibly produce decent rollers and pretty like red daddy, even with plain blue bar mom?