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Thread subject: Question for Cecilia
Name Date Message
karen 05/20/05 12:02 pm Where is the "crop" and how do you tell it is full?
Melanie 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.
Cecilia 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.
Mickey 05/20/05 06:09 pm next will we be discussing floggers?? *weg*

:)
Sarah Brown 05/20/05 06:41 pm Hmmm...Mickey???

care to elaborate?
Cecilia 05/20/05 06:49 pm Yes...Mickey...what is a "flogger"?

And what is "weg" while you're at it? :-)
Mickey 05/20/05 07:21 pm *weg*= wide evil grin Cec

for flogger please go to the dictionary. Its not a birding term ;)
cathy 05/20/05 08:08 pm Alternative to a crop? Flogging?
Tim P 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.
Marie 05/20/05 09:09 pm Those English words have several meanings don't they... ;-))
Mickey you are WILD........
Cecilia 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

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