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    Default (Almost) Flightless Birds

    We have noticed that the birds in our backyard require longer runways, in their take-off efforts, after feasting on the fruit of our two pear trees. They must be some of the best fed birds in the country. Unfortunately, their increased weight makes them sluggish and easy prey for the local feline fraternity. In some other cases the starlings have been too busy, fighting each other for their bounty, to notice the patient pussycats.

    Many birds do not seem to mind green pears and eat them on the trees.

    I love my pears and have frozen many kilograms but I fear the blackbirds, starlings and sparrows have eaten as much as I have frozen.
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    The best of all possible worlds: everyone is happy - you, the birds, the local pussy cats!!

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    Default Re: (Almost) Flightless Birds

    How many starlings does it take to make a decent sized pie?

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    15 or so.
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    Not sure about Starlings.

    It is four and twenty Blackbirds though!

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    Default Re: (Almost) Flightless Birds

    ^

    (Of course, the blackbirds do not come in pears.)
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    Default Re: (Almost) Flightless Birds

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    ^

    (Of course, the blackbirds do not come in pears.)
    Eggsactly!

    I was hoping that someone would have come up with a foul joke!

    I'm surprised that I had to wait so long.

    Thanks for your efforts. We do appreciate your humour, R2x1.
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    Please stop cracking yolks, it is a foul trick.
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    It did not take a battery of rocket scientists to realise that if you egged him on, R2x1 would be crowing with his paltry yolks.
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    Eggsactly.
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