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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:17 pm

August 4, 2018

"In this rare video, supplied to us by a student on her way to class," says a professor from the university, "an Ozone Warbler is caught nesting in a corn field."
Taxidermists were immediately alerted.
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:08 pm

August 17, 2018
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High in a tree, a taxidermist searches the nest of an Ozone Warbler for an egg.
    "It's gotta be here somewhere!" he says, rummaging around.
    Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:54 am

August 17, 2018
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Later, starving peasants search what they believe to be the nesting crater of an Ozone Warbler - not realizing the taxidermists had been there first.
    "There must be an egg here somewhere!" says one, hungrily.
    "Yeah," another agrees. "Why else would it nest here?"
    But after hours of searching, they admit defeat.
    "It appears the egg has been poached," says the fat one resignedly, his stomach rumbling uncontrollably.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:13 am

April 17, 2018
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As taxidermists begin to pluck an Ozone Warbler they pulled from a nesting crater, three cooks from a nearby North Korean restaurant emerge from the bushes wearing black pajamas.
    "I give you fifty dollar," says the one with shifty eyes.
    "Forget it," says the Master Taxidermist. "We're already plucking it and now we're about to stuff it."
    "No, no!" the cook protests. "Pluck okay. Stuff not okay."
    "It's ours. We got here first," asserts the Master. "Now beat it!"
    "Wait. I give you fifty dollar and nine dollar breakfast special."
    "Oh? The breakfast special, eh? Well, okay. But with beer."
    "Beer?" The cook frowns. "We no got no beer. Got genuine Komrade Kim Kelp Sake. Good!"
    "Sake? Well, okay, we'll have that." He pauses. "Uh, what kind of sake is that, again?"

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The waitress demonstrates the preferred way to drink North Korean sake.

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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:46 am

August 20, 2018
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After an hour of hard work, novice taxidermists laugh in self-deprecation when the Master Taxidermist explains that they have bungled their task.
    "You stuffed the Ozone Warbler before plucking it," he says, sadly shaking his head in disbelief. "It's not funny."
    The ruined specimen was returned to its nesting crater and covered with its nest.
    Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:11 pm

August 22, 2018
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High in a lonely nest, an Ozone Warbler calls mournfully for a mate.
"Hallop! Hallop!" It's cries echo through the forest.
Soon a mate may come.
And then, perhaps, the Great O'Warbler willing, an egg!
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:24 am

August 23, 2018
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"In this rare photograph, taken by a wildlife photographer's high-speed camera," says a professor from the university, "an Ozone Warbler is captured in the first moment of making a nesting crater.
    "We had been puzzled by the efficacy of creating these nesting craters because the creature's eggs are rarely found within them.
    "However, this photograph provides a possible reason behind this strange behavior.
    "If you look very closely, it becomes apparent that the creature has assumed the mating position, likely in hope that a female flying above will be attracted and descend join him in the nesting crater.
    "Unfortunately for the creature, this mating posture exists only for a split second, making it unlikely that the female will see it.
    "In fact, the only other creatures to visit the nesting crater of the Ozone Warbler are typically of an entirely different and incompatible species: Aegypius Monachus.

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    "This may be a reason behind the creature's steady progress toward extinction," concluded the professor.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:53 pm

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Research assistants at the university pose proudly with the Ozone Warbler they pulled from a nesting crater.
    "We administered many intelligence tests on the creature," said a professor, "but it did not respond to any of them.
We have concluded this is due to a series of concussions that have made the creature too stupid to think.
As soon as it was released, it jumped off a hill and made another nesting crater.
Apparently, this is the creature's only function."
    Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Rick Masters » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:32 am

August 30, 2018
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As taxidermists pluck an Ozone Warbler pulled from a nesting crater, others look for an egg.
Unfortunately, no egg was found.
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Re: Nesting behavior of the Ozone Warbler

Postby Frank Colver » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:27 am

Here is what's needed to pluck the perfectly good paraglider out of the trees. Of course the occupant would need to be cut loose first to lighten the load.

This is amazing to watch! :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffEYqGGYXRk

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