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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5715 on: September 19, 2020, 06:21:47 am »



Interesting looking bird Fred. Almost like someone mounted a Cockatoo's head on a hawk of some kinds body ?



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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5716 on: September 19, 2020, 05:52:46 pm »
Not thought of them that way but there is a similarity.  I wonder if there is common ancestry*.
They do have large claws which you wouldn't want getting hold of you.



*Obviously there is if you go far enough back, but I meant more recently.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5717 on: September 19, 2020, 08:47:13 pm »
The cranes are heading south.
Some days ago, I saw about a hundred, struggling a bit to hold a good formation. Yesterday there was a smaller group circling in a thermal.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5718 on: September 19, 2020, 11:31:53 pm »
You should be glad, Fred that they fled at your approach.  When they are antsy I understand it that a flock can attack and strip a person to the bone in seconds...   :banghead:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5719 on: September 20, 2020, 03:08:29 am »

  When they are antsy I understand it that a flock can attack and strip a person to the bone in seconds...   :banghead:


Why doesn't this surprise me?  :-\
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5720 on: September 20, 2020, 05:57:41 pm »

  When they are antsy I understand it that a flock can attack and strip a person to the bone in seconds...   :banghead:


Why doesn't this surprise me?  :-\

'cause it is Australia?   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5721 on: September 21, 2020, 04:24:06 am »

  When they are antsy I understand it that a flock can attack and strip a person to the bone in seconds...   :banghead:


Why doesn't this surprise me?  :-\

'cause it is Australia?   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5722 on: September 25, 2020, 01:11:10 am »
An Agusta A109 LUH making at least 150 knots below treetop level. Living on a hillside has its benefits.. ;)
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5723 on: September 25, 2020, 03:46:46 am »
Heading east at around 5000 ft today, a B-52 of all things!  :o Not something you see every day in the UK, unless you're around Fairford.

It must have been heading for Lakenheath or Mildenhall, which are only a few minutes flying time east of my 'country home'
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5724 on: September 25, 2020, 04:21:01 am »
Heading east at around 5000 ft today, a B-52 of all things!  :o Not something you see every day in the UK, unless you're around Fairford.

It must have been heading for Lakenheath or Mildenhall, which are only a few minutes flying time east of my 'country home'

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5725 on: September 25, 2020, 06:26:34 am »
Heading east at around 5000 ft today, a B-52 of all things!  :o Not something you see every day in the UK, unless you're around Fairford.

It must have been heading for Lakenheath or Mildenhall, which are only a few minutes flying time east of my 'country home'

Maybe one of the two that were in the Ukraine for that multi-national exercise -----

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5726 on: September 25, 2020, 07:02:24 am »
Heading east at around 5000 ft today, a B-52 of all things!  :o Not something you see every day in the UK, unless you're around Fairford.

It must have been heading for Lakenheath or Mildenhall, which are only a few minutes flying time east of my 'country home'

Maybe one of the two that were in the Ukraine for that multi-national exercise -----

https://coffeeordie.com/usaf-ukraine/

That's what I was thinking as well. There were a couple of photos in my paper during the week.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5727 on: September 25, 2020, 07:56:04 am »

Maybe one of the two that were in the Ukraine for that multi-national exercise -----

https://coffeeordie.com/usaf-ukraine/


From that link.



Something I never thought id see, with the Su-27 ESCORTING the B-52s!  :o
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5728 on: September 25, 2020, 08:00:48 am »

Something I never thought id see, with the Su-27 ESCORTING the B-52s!  :o

They hoped. I bet their crews had their fingers crossed ?  ;) :angel:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5729 on: September 25, 2020, 08:08:19 am »
Either the same B-52 or another one, just passed overhead going in the OPPOSITE direction!  :o

Perhaps they'd flown over from Barksdale to Lakenheath for lunch?  ;D
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