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Old 29 August 2018, 12:20 PM
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Right after the school enrolment celebration for my son last week, there was a bird of prey, most probably a buzzard, sitting on the school's roof.

A few days later, another bird of prey was swooping through our garden, right over our heads, in pursuit of two pigeons. It was to fast to identify, but might have been a buzzard, too.

Buzzards on trees and other features along roads are a common sight, but that was the first time I saw one in the city - and twice in a few days, too!
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Old 29 August 2018, 12:46 PM
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You're not worried about the fact that buzzards are suddenly around you?
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Old 29 August 2018, 01:31 PM
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Should I be?
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Old 29 August 2018, 01:40 PM
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I don't know, maybe try a different cologne?
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Old 29 August 2018, 09:32 PM
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In a Craigslist ad for vacancies at a nearby apartment complex:

"NO DOGS, NO SNAKES."
(I still like to browse CL even though I'm happy where I am; besides, that particular complex has a reputation for being a dump.)
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Old 29 August 2018, 10:33 PM
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Today was a very hot, hazy day. I go to a laundromat in a shopping plaza around the block. There are several restaurants, a quick chek, etc.

The whole time I was in there today, there was a guy in the parking lot sitting in a large vehicle (could have been a hummer? not sure) with the engine running, just looking at either his phone or a book or something on his lap the whole time.

It was a hot day, so I get having the car on to keep the AC running. But I just didn't understand why he'd stay there so long doing that. I was there over two hours and he had been there before I got there and was there after I drove away. He could have been waiting for someone in the laundromat, but why not just come inside and sit with the person in the air conditioned space?
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Old 29 August 2018, 11:26 PM
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Should I be?
Buzzards in the USA are what we would call vultures...
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Old 30 August 2018, 11:26 AM
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Buzzards in the USA are what we would call vultures...
What? really? What do they call Buzzards then?
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Old 30 August 2018, 12:28 PM
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I don't think they have them. Although I could be wrong.
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Old 30 August 2018, 01:38 PM
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What? really? What do they call Buzzards then?
Species in the family Buteo are called buzzards in most of the world (Buteo buteo is the common buzzard, for example) but they're usually called hawks in the Americas (Buteo jamaicensis is the red tailed hawk, etc etc).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buteo

The turkey vulture is often called a buzzard in the US.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_vulture
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Old 31 August 2018, 05:42 PM
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Someone appears to be roasting a squash in the break room toaster oven. That's a bit different from the usual leftovers and convenience foods people usually bring for lunch.
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Old 31 August 2018, 07:47 PM
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Species in the family Buteo are called buzzards in most of the world (Buteo buteo is the common buzzard, for example) but they're usually called hawks in the Americas (Buteo jamaicensis is the red tailed hawk, etc etc).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buteo

The turkey vulture is often called a buzzard in the US.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_vulture
Right.

So what do they call Hawks then?
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Old 31 August 2018, 08:41 PM
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We call those hawks too.
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Old 04 September 2018, 07:14 AM
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Buteo buteo buteo is the one I was seeing.



Seeing vultures around me would make me nervous, though!
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Old 04 September 2018, 08:53 AM
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So what do they call Hawks then?
I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.
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Old 04 September 2018, 11:59 AM
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Seen last evening while walking Pearl: a pair of high heel ankle boots sitting by someone's steps. Just sitting there. What made it remarkable is that the house is on a bit of a hill so g-you have to go up these steps to get to the front door/yard.
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Old 05 September 2018, 04:18 AM
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As I was walking to my car after work this evening, I noticed a set of dark tire tracks snaking around the parking lot, as if someone had been "drifting" around the parking lot in the middle of the night. Then as I was tracing the path of the tracks I passed right through the spot where I had parked, almost right under my car's front tires. So it almost looked like I had drifted into my parking spot when I arrived at work this morning.
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Old 05 September 2018, 11:28 AM
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Wildabeast, that just shows that you were trying not to be late to work. Good on you.
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Old 11 September 2018, 03:28 PM
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Heading home from Toastmasters Sunday night: I saw many people walking their dogs. No surprise there considering the weekend was a washout.
Once I got home, I took Pearl for a walk, thus adding to number of dogs out and about.
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Old 12 September 2018, 05:53 PM
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I just saw some blue sky!
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