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    Bird Issue

    Anyone ever have birds come after them while they are mowing? Yesterday while mowing I had about 3 birds flying around me the whole time I was mowing my yard. At first I thought it was because I was near a tree but it continued the whole time I was mowing. They would dive right in front of the mower, go right next to my head, etc. Even though I don't think they would actually come in contact with me it's still a little freaky having birds zoom a few feet in front of your head. I do have a bird feeder in my yard. Maybe they were ****** that it was empty :)



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Where they red winged black birds? My wife had one of those dive at her. It was protecting a nest that was close.



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Could be swallows. They are chasing the bugs that you disturb while mowing and eat them. Usually blue backs with a yellow/tan belly.


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    Re: Bird Issue

    Swallows will dive bomb anything that gets close. I've seen them dive bomb cats and get caught. I don't think they will intentionally hit you.


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    Re: Bird Issue

    I'd be willing to bet that they were barn swallows. Sometimes when you mowlots of bugs come out of the grass and the barnswallows like to swoop in to eat the bugs. They aren't scared of people at all and they will fly right by your head I've had this happen to me several times when I've mowed yards.



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    Re: Bird Issue

    I think they were swallows. It was probably worse since the grass was a little wet and lots of flies.



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I think they were swallows. It was probably worse since the grass was a little wet and lots of flies.
    African or European?



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Just wear sunglasses so they don't poke your eyes out. I'll bet on swallows picking up bugs.



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Yep - swallows. We have a large population of barn swallows and they eat all the little bugs that the mower kicks up. It's a little creepy at first, but after getting used to them I don't mind too much. It's actually pretty cool that they can see those little tiny things and pluck them out of the air.



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    African or European?
    Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    African or European?
    I see where you are taking this.



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    Re: Bird Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    African or European?
    Huh? I...I don't know that.


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    Re: Bird Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    African or European?
    What if a line was tied between the two birds to carry the coconut?



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