Thread subject: Question for Cecilia
||05/20/05 12:02 pm
||Where is the "crop" and how do you tell it is full?
||05/20/05 01:48 pm
||If you look at http://puleston.osprey.bnl.org/OspreyFund/2004/still_archive/040509/p_display.php?pic=040515_123921.jpg&group=3 and look at the chick who is being fed, you can see a bulge in the neck - I'm pretty sure that is the crop.
||05/20/05 05:42 pm
||Yes...'tis as Melanie said...on Betty it's between her necklace and beak. It's very easy to tell when the chicks have had a good meal because their crops bulge. It's harder to see with adults because of their plumage. But this morning Betty's neck looked very distended and then when Dennis flew in with fish and she hardly looked at him I took a good look at her and thought that I could see a good sized lump. I've noticed on the Blackwater site that volunteers have commented on seeing birds come into the nest with full crops and I realized that we could pay attention to Betty and Dennis' necks and we might be able to distinguish when they have eaten even though we haven't actually seen the meal.
||05/20/05 06:09 pm
||next will we be discussing floggers?? *weg*
||05/20/05 06:41 pm
care to elaborate?
||05/20/05 06:49 pm
||Yes...Mickey...what is a "flogger"?
And what is "weg" while you're at it? :-)
||05/20/05 07:21 pm
||*weg*= wide evil grin Cec
for flogger please go to the dictionary. Its not a birding term ;)
||05/20/05 08:08 pm
||Alternative to a crop? Flogging?
||05/20/05 09:08 pm
||Not that kind of Crop Mickey. LMAO
flog·ger [ flóggər ] (plural flog·gers) noun
Australia stick with streamers for sports fans: a short stick with a bunch of crepe-paper streamers attached to one end, waved by sports fans and cheerleaders to express support for their team.
||05/20/05 09:09 pm
||Those English words have several meanings don't they... ;-))
Mickey you are WILD........
||05/20/05 09:13 pm
||Oh...I'm still laughing!!!! I especially love WEG.
And I wonder if Mickey is really talking about the same dictionary description that you are Tim. WEG