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Old 12-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #561
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Sage there are lots of snowies in the area but I haven't seen any. Years ago there was one sitting on a sign early in the morning on my way to work. They are beautiful.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:05 PM   #562
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Ellen, keep your eyes open!

Rebek, I think not but the weather is bad enough today to make us change that decision!
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"Would that be baked in a pie or broiled on a spit and served on toast points? Just the thing to nibble on while waiting for the roast swan to rest after cooking. If wild boar are a problem where you are, you might serve that instead of swan. My butcher had wild boar sausage once and he said it was the best sausage he ever ate." Oh my God... I don't think I've laughed that hard in a long time!!!
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I've got some recipes that I've pulled off the internet for sparrows I should post for anyone interested.

adding something.... Arey> here ya go.... a few recipes to "enhance" your future dining experiences, Pigeon and Squab and Sparrow recipes from the internet
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Oh you are too funny equil!
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Oh you are too funny equil!
I have a feeling she is dead serious.
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Hey.... you guys ATE and LIKED moose meatballs and you already eat chicken so sparrows and swan wouldn't be that big of a stretch. You just have to find the right recipe is all!!! Well.... you'd have to buy a repeating sparrow trap for the sparrows and starlings.
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Pssst.... EW knew I was serious.... she's all for dispatching sparrows and feral cats and she's a waste not want not kinda woman. Oh... and about feral cat.... it tastes like chicken. It's not tough at all like dog or coyote meat and think of all the froggies and birdies you'd be saving everytime you dispatched a feral cat.
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Come on.... expand your cullinary horizons.... your taste buds will thank you.
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Ok moose sounds good. I wouldn't think there would be much meat on a HOSP. I have so many of them I could save a lot of money on food bills. I have been cleaning out the purple martin gourds I was given. Most of them had HOSP nests in them. I hope that won't be my experience. It would really help if the neighbor would stop feeding them. Now there you go! Feral cats could feed the homeless. If hunters shoot overpopulated deer than how is that different from overpopulated cats?
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Hey.... you guys ATE and LIKED moose meatballs and you already eat chicken so sparrows and swan wouldn't be that big of a stretch. You just have to find the right recipe is all!!! Well.... you'd have to buy a repeating sparrow trap for the sparrows and starlings.
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Come on.... expand your cullinary horizons.... your taste buds will thank you.
I was surprised and impressed that he did eat them...but I think he'd draw the line on sparrows--and chicken-tasting cats for sure!

I'm not much of a killer...except for ticks and an occasional mosquito.
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If the feral cats are preying on the HOSPs and starlings, are they not doing us a service?
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If the feral cats are preying on the HOSPs and starlings, are they not doing us a service?
If that were all they caught and killed, I'd say yes...but they don't discriminate.
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