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Aero_Shodanjo
11-14-2004, 09:38 AM
Watching Animal Planet just now. It's about a Peregrine Falcon stalking and atttacking its prey (another bird) at approx 100mph at low level.

The strike was like a "Wham!" and the prey fell stumbling on the ground.

Then I heard a - too familiar - voice in my head: "He's history!"

Oh well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Aero_Shodanjo
11-14-2004, 09:38 AM
Watching Animal Planet just now. It's about a Peregrine Falcon stalking and atttacking its prey (another bird) at approx 100mph at low level.

The strike was like a "Wham!" and the prey fell stumbling on the ground.

Then I heard a - too familiar - voice in my head: "He's history!"

Oh well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Udidtoo
11-14-2004, 09:50 AM
The Peregrine Falcon, unlike allied Harris and Red tailed hawks was equipped with flettner tabs and could therefore easily transistion from a BnZ to TnB

You will find that many people on the forum will cry "Noob" if you fly the Peregrine but go into almost any BF server(birdfight) server and 85% will be on the deck mixing it up in in Perigrines, Gyrfalcons and even Kestrals....very few have the patients required to master the FM of a Seaeagle or Harpy.

georgeo76
11-14-2004, 11:33 AM
African swallow, or European swallow?

Loki-PF
11-14-2004, 01:16 PM
It could grip it by the husk..........

BullShark 71
11-14-2004, 08:49 PM
The Common Nighawk may be the king of BnZ ,Ive seen and heard them in action.

However I would prefer a more manueverable fighter such as a Merlin, or Coopers and Sharp Shinned Hawks.

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Aero_Shodanjo
11-14-2004, 09:06 PM
I heard that the Kestrel FM is porked... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BM357_Raven
11-15-2004, 02:38 AM
I love this thread.

RobertNighthawk
11-15-2004, 05:52 AM
I found this:http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/10/23/HOGCQ9DFPV1.DTL

By day it lies about in the leaf litter, or along a branch, depending on the artfulness of its camouflage for protection -- disappeared in plain sight.

And now this bird was performing before 40,000, racing low over the outfield grass, zigging to avoid Barry Bonds, then zagging toward the upper deck. I expected the announcer to proclaim, "Ladies and gentlemen, now flouting the infield fly rule: the common nighthawk!"

Bonds, and then Ray Durham, never averted their gaze from the batter, as the big bird (with a 2-foot wingspan) flew startlingly close to them. In fact, no one seemed to notice the insectivore acrobat, as if he were a ghost and I was the weird one in the B movie chosen to see him.

Nighthawks adapt well to cities where gravel roofs are common, as they find them pleasing roosting and nesting sites. But as this sort of roof becomes less common, there has been a corresponding decline in nighthawk numbers, as their preferred open habitat is increasingly "developed" by people. Interestingly, they find the aftermath of a forest fire highly desirable, one of their nicknames being "burnt-land bird."

Each night they consume tremendous quantities of insects, their gaping maw surrounded by bristles that help nudge bugs to their doom. Nighthawks are particularly notable for the quantities of mosquitoes they consume, good news to be sure as global warming introduces us to more tropical diseases spread by the little blood suckers, and they are elevated to full-blown terrorists.

The various goatsuckers (there are 78 species worldwide) are hidden in plain sight by day and hard to see at night, so the best way to identify them is often by the sounds they make. The nighthawk at the game may have been attracted by the vendors, as a common call of nighthawks is a nasal "beer!" or "peent."

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<span class="ev_code_RED">Beeeeeeeeeeer!</span>

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Skarphol
11-15-2004, 06:10 AM
A couple of moths ago, my collegue sitting across the corridor in our office heard a loud 'bang' from his window, and saw a sparrowhawk dive after a sparrow wich he had probably chased so that it flew into the window. The hawk sat down on a narrow strip of ground under some bushes between the wall of our building and a kindergarden and ate up most of the sparrow. We watched from inside the window, maybe 2 meters away. Mighty cool! This was in the centre of Oslo, capitol of Norway.

Skarphol

1.JaVA_Hornet
11-15-2004, 06:34 AM
I was watching tv yesterdayevening. I saw
on discoverychannel a subject about a boeing
747 above the atlantic ocean without fuel.
The fuelpipe was broken. The pilot could
slide to the airfield of the azores and landed there without crashing. It was the longest slide of an civil airplain. Then I was thinking
that I had it in the past after a fight online,
without fuel in a glide to the nearest airfield
and I had landed also safe.

dadada1
11-15-2004, 08:29 AM
You had time to post this on these discussion boards so I say your not playing enough.