[CT Birds] flicker tale

Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 27 08:52:48 EST 2015


Didn't a similar event happen to Roger Tory Peterson as a child, and that was a huge inspiration?  



On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:16 AM, Mary Mushinsky via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
 


I did have a lovebird fall from a flight and die (indoors), so it can 
indeed happen quickly. Mary Mushinsky, Wallingford

On 1/25/2015 1:46 PM, Glenn Williams via CTBirds wrote:
> My father just brought in a deceased flicker.  He said that he saw it in my backyard on the ground.  He walked over to check if it was alright and it took off in rapid flight toward the woods.  Then, it just fell from the sky, dead.  I don't know that I have heard of a bird falling from the air like that without being shot but it must happen on occasion.  He said that it took off and flew in a completely normal manner, not as if it was sick or injured.
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