Author Topic: Sparrowhawks among the pigeons  (Read 895 times)

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Sparrowhawks among the pigeons
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:07:45 am »
There was a piece on R4 yesterday in which a pigeon-fancier was bemoaning the increase of the number of sparrowhawks in urban areas and the effect they were having on racing pigeons. I have to say that I am on the side of the sparrowhawks.
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Re: Sparrowhawks among the pigeons
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 10:35:44 am »
Me too.

Evolution in action.

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Re: Sparrowhawks among the pigeons
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 10:43:31 am »
The pigeon-fancier they interviewed was bemoaning the fact that the sparrowhawks, having moved into urban areas, were not occupying their "natural" environment, completely missing the irony embedded within this line of objection.
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Re: Sparrowhawks among the pigeons
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 12:03:30 pm »
Bloody immigrants, coming here and eating our swans pigeons!
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Re: Sparrowhawks among the pigeons
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 01:05:35 pm »
Bloody immigrants, coming here and eating our swans pigeons!

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Re: Sparrowhawks among the pigeons
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 12:22:38 am »
Oddly enough, at tonight's gig Rory MacLeod did a song about how nature should not be allowed to run wild.

I think it was satirical.
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