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The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Icon » 12 Oct 2015, 13:19

Well, it has been a while since any birds have invaded our balcony. Last evening I spotted this as I was busy doing housework:

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I'll get him later, I thought to myself, as the cats never bother to even look at the birds that somehow -against all common sense- penetrate our perimeter by squeezing between the mosquito netting or climbing up the AC vents -I guess, haven't figured that one out.

Lo and behold, I was too late.

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Not a drop of blood or bite marks or scratches. I think he saw the four cats and had a heart attack.

Worse, there was another tangled in my clean bed sheets -of course. He cannot fly -tried to release him outside... almost fell into the welcoming arms of a stray cat. I don't think he will make it.
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby hansioux » 12 Oct 2015, 13:30

maybe the latter’s wing's injured?
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Icon » 12 Oct 2015, 13:33

hansioux wrote:maybe the latter’s wing's injured?


Again, nothing visible.

Oh, and this time there were a lot of feathers all around the balcony, the room, the living room... never heard a thing.
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Icon » 13 Oct 2015, 09:42

Sorry to inform that the second one was also found stiff and cold. An autopsy will be carried out to determine cause of death.

Friggin cats.
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Tempo Gain » 13 Oct 2015, 13:55

The cats are letting them in!
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Icon » 13 Oct 2015, 14:00

What hurts my heart is that they are so cute and I think they are Japanese white eyes, which makes them rare or endangered or protected or something!
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Tempo Gain » 13 Oct 2015, 14:08

No, they're light-vented bulbuls. Nothing endangered about them, except in the vicinity of your living room :)
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Icon » 13 Oct 2015, 14:28

I still feel guilty as hell. I do think they got scared and died from internal injuries sustained in panic hitting against the walls while trying to break out of the balcony. I mean, they have no scratches, no bite marks, no blood.
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby hansioux » 13 Oct 2015, 14:29

Tempo Gain wrote:No, they're light-vented bulbuls. Nothing endangered about them, except in the vicinity of your living room :)


Got a bunch of them outside my window as well. Still, sad to see them have heart attacks.
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Re: The mystery of the invading birds has a fatal conclusion

Postby Icon » 13 Oct 2015, 14:33

hansioux wrote:
Tempo Gain wrote:No, they're light-vented bulbuls. Nothing endangered about them, except in the vicinity of your living room :)


Got a bunch of them outside my window as well. Still, sad to see them have heart attacks.


They sing quite loudly, too.

Every morning, we have this chorus of doves, these little birds and some other larger ones right against the balcony. The cats no longer find them interesting, unless the doves get too close on the power lines...
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