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rhymegirl
05-12-2008, 06:58 PM
Is it good luck, by any chance?

Bmwhtly
05-12-2008, 07:01 PM
As lucky as anything else, I guess.

P.H.Delarran
05-12-2008, 07:01 PM
... or it means you're gonna have bird doo on your fence.

Bmwhtly
05-12-2008, 07:03 PM
I think it means your Cat isn't as fast as they used to be.

Little Red Barn
05-12-2008, 07:03 PM
I see lots of blue-jays here... and cardinals. I always make a wish on cardinals. ;)

It's the true blue-birds that are rare here.

Btw- My hummingbirds are back. :)

Seaclusion
05-12-2008, 07:04 PM
Let's see:

>
Zip a dee doo-dah, zip a dee ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day.
Plenty of sunshine headed my way.
Zip a dee doo-dah, zip a dee ay


Mister bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual.
Everything is satisfactual.

Zip a dee doo-dah, zip a dee ay
Wonderful feelin'.
Wonderful day.

Yep. You're goin' to have a wonderful day.

Richard

rhymegirl
05-12-2008, 07:07 PM
Let's see:

>
Zip a dee doo-dah, zip a dee ay
My, oh my, what a wonderful day.
Plenty of sunshine headed my way.
Zip a dee doo-dah, zip a dee ay


Mister bluebird on my shoulder
It's the truth, it's actual.
Everything is satisfactual.

Zip a dee doo-dah, zip a dee ay
Wonderful feelin'.
Wonderful day.

Yep. You're goin' to have a wonderful day.

Richard


Okay, but it's a bluejay, not a bluebird. I think those are two different kinds of birds. Let me go check.

Seaclusion
05-12-2008, 07:11 PM
Let's not get too picky. Don't want to mess up a wonderful day.

Richard

Bmwhtly
05-12-2008, 07:14 PM
Okay, but it's a bluejay, not a bluebird. I think those are two different kinds of birds. Let me go check.Perhaps the song really said Blue Bird.
Meaning a bird that is blue.

rhymegirl
05-12-2008, 07:16 PM
Yup, I was right.

This is an eastern Bluebird:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/bluebird.jpg

And this is a bluejay:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/bluejay.jpg

Seaclusion
05-12-2008, 07:18 PM
Yup, I was right.

This is an eastern Bluebird:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/bluebird.jpg

And this is a bluejay:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j80/rhymegirl/bluejay.jpg



Now you've done it. Drove logic and reason into my superstition.

Richard

rhymegirl
05-12-2008, 07:22 PM
The bluejay looks kinda mean, doesn't he?

I think they are supposed to enjoy fighting other birds.

BenPanced
05-12-2008, 07:23 PM
Bluebird:
http://pics.livejournal.com/benpanced/pic/00076a80

Bluejay:
http://pics.livejournal.com/benpanced/pic/00077gxb

Seaclusion
05-12-2008, 07:33 PM
Oh that's the Bluejay you saw this morning. Sorry. Never mind. (Does Gilda Ratner imitation)

Richard

NeuroFizz
05-12-2008, 07:45 PM
It means you have a relatively large, loud bird that is known for his/her caching ability. They hide food in a variety of places, and have an excellent memory (and spatial map) for remembering the location of their caches. They aren't prefect, however, and sometimes a forgotten stash of acorns will "hatch" new trees, with a thank you to the bluejays for the dispersal mechanism.

Tink
05-12-2008, 07:45 PM
The bluejay looks kinda mean, doesn't he?

I think they are supposed to enjoy fighting other birds.Bluejays will fight a snake if it feels it or its nest is threatened. They are tough birds.

DeborahM
05-12-2008, 07:54 PM
... or it means you're gonna have bird doo on your fence.

Or a tree will grow by your fence...keep a watch out for it.

Siddow
05-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Bluejays are mean as hell. They dive after my poor widdle doggie in the yard.

It means you should stay inside unless you want your eyeballs gouged out.

Little Red Barn
05-12-2008, 08:17 PM
Bluejays are mean as hell. They dive after my poor widdle doggie in the yard.

It means you should stay inside unless you want your eyeballs gouged out.
Aye! And I've seen them go after cats and lawn mower operators. ;)

Rolling Thunder
05-12-2008, 08:18 PM
Uh oh. (http://www.smokymountainnews.com/issues/06_05/06_29_05/mtn_voices.html)

Tink
05-12-2008, 08:19 PM
Aye! And I've seen them go after cats and lawn mower operators. ;)
...and small children and short women!

rhymegirl
05-12-2008, 08:27 PM
Uh oh. (http://www.smokymountainnews.com/issues/06_05/06_29_05/mtn_voices.html)

Yikes! A reporter for the devil, eh? I better be on my best behavior.

NeuroFizz
05-12-2008, 08:27 PM
Carry a squash racquet. Makes it a sport...

CaroGirl
05-12-2008, 08:37 PM
It means you live in North America. Bluejays are mean and greedy. They chase other birds off my feeder and then scatter the seeds everywhere picking out just the big sunflower seeds. And they have a loud, annoying cry.

But they sure is a purdy blue colour.

quickWit
05-12-2008, 08:39 PM
Doesn't a Blue Jay on your fence mean it's time to get a new fence? Isn't that the joke from Kindergarten? :D

James81
05-12-2008, 08:47 PM
It means spring has arrived! Yay!

(that is according to the old song: Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is the new bird... and that song was about winter so there ya go)

CaroGirl
05-12-2008, 08:50 PM
It means spring has arrived! Yay!

(that is according to the old song: Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is the new bird... and that song was about winter so there ya go)
Not according to reality. Bluejays don't migrate. We see them all winter, practically every day. Around here, it's the robin that's a sign of spring.

I'm feeling literal today. ;)

rhymegirl
05-13-2008, 12:07 AM
Doesn't a Blue Jay on your fence mean it's time to get a new fence? Isn't that the joke from Kindergarten? :D

Oh look, it's licketysplit.

I don't know, QW. I never went to kindergarten.

quickWit
05-13-2008, 12:13 AM
Oh look, it's licketysplit.

I don't know, QW. I never went to kindergarten.

Failed the placement exam?

Seaclusion
05-13-2008, 12:16 AM
Didn't like fingerpainting???

Richard

rhymegirl
05-13-2008, 12:42 AM
Failed the placement exam?


Didn't like fingerpainting???

Richard

No, to both.

It was deemed unnecessary for me to attend kindergarten. Didn't need it.:wag:

quickWit
05-13-2008, 12:47 AM
It was deemed unnecessary for me to attend kindergarten. Didn't need it.

And you've proven that evaluation correct admirably. Knowing the days of the week, the weather. I'll bet you can even color inside the lines and everything.

You're an inspiration to us all. :)

rhymegirl
05-13-2008, 01:00 AM
You forgot count on my fingers.

quickWit
05-13-2008, 01:10 AM
You forgot count on my fingers.

Show off.

Appalachian Writer
05-13-2008, 02:02 AM
Sorry. I've studied all the folklore of the Appalachians, diligently searching out bird lore. If you see an owl in the daytime, some say there'll be a wedding and some say a death. A crow on your house (maybe even your fence) is bad luck. Gold finches bode well, as do bluebirds. A robin sighting signals spring is here, and a cardinal sighting means it's going to rain. No luck with bluejays, either in finding lore about them or in determining whether they bring luck. I'd say, seeing a bluejay on your fence just means that you saw a bluejay on your fence. :)

rhymegirl
05-13-2008, 04:46 AM
A crow on your house (maybe even your fence) is bad luck.

Uh oh. We also have a bunch of crows around our house.


I'd say, seeing a bluejay on your fence just means that you saw a bluejay on your fence. :)

Ah. Well then. The mystery is solved. Thanks! :)