Date: 1/12/21 10:52 am From: Eric Arnold <eba...> Subject: Re: [birders] Hawk poop
I recall observing a quite dramatic display of the discharge from a bald eagle which whitewashed a lot of foliage below it from its perch in a fairly tall tree (probably a species of pine) at the far edge of a small lake, I believe which was somewhere that I don't remember precisely but I believe was in northeastern PA probably in a state park near I-84 somewhere east of Scranton. I might even have a picture of that, but I'll need to do some searching to find it if I do,
Definitely would not want to be too close to that!
Will look through my pictures...
On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 10:33 AM 'bill butler' via Birders < <birders...> wrote:
> Allen's post matches the observations of our domestic ducks who quickly > taught me to never, ever get caught out on the southern end of a northwards > oriented female duck. > > Since I only saw the "firehose" phenomenon in females, it suggests to me > that the muscles used are the same ones that facilitate the expulsion of > eggs. > > Normally the ducks would excrete a small "plop" every hour or two and it > rarely had a noticeable odor. When the females got broody, they would stay > on the nest and retain fecal matter for most of the day or night before > walking some distance from the nest to emitting an amazing quantity of > noxious waste. Even after weeks of occupation during laying and incubation, > the nests remained meticulously free of fecal matter. > > Cheers, > Bill Butler > > -- > Birders is a service of the Great Lakes Commission. Visit us at > www.glc.org > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Birders" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to birders+<unsubscribe...> > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/a/great-lakes.net/d/msgid/birders/<1857849660.659431.1610465590745...> > . >