Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 13:56   #1
Mutter
Registered User
 
Mutter's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: herts
Posts: 383
Talking Anthropomorphisation:Who are the chavs of the bird world ?

Here's another for you to discuss.

Who is the chav of the bird world?

Is it the agressive, loud and bling starling or the brown brigade of the house sparrows - always bickering and hogging the food.

Who gets your vote and why?

andy
Mutter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 18:41   #2
chris3871
Explorer Extraordinaire

 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 1,356
Good one Andy- I remember this discussion coming up once before in Ruffled feathers.

Its gotta be the gulls. ;-)
__________________
Chris
Blogged by Frog
chris3871 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 19:08   #3
Chris-Leeds
Registered User
 
Chris-Leeds's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Leeds
Posts: 2,031
Magpies as they are always thieving.
Chris-Leeds is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 19:26   #4
Ant
North Wales birder

 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,896
Blog Entries: 6
MMMM......

cant pin it down to a species so ill say the corvids.
Ant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 19:35   #5
Eider-Duck
Registered User
 
Eider-Duck's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: fife
Posts: 137
Starlings, because they are loud, fly about in large flocks and are always ready to create mayhem just so they can get their beaks on the last sultanna .
__________________
Sandra


"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change".
Budda
Eider-Duck is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 22:14   #6
Gill Osborne
Registered User
 
Gill Osborne's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Alnwick
Posts: 6,473
LOL I think it would have to be the Starling.....which IS a real shame as they are such wonderful characters ........unlike their human counterparts who I could quite happily see exterminated from this planet!!!

Gill
Gill Osborne is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 23:21   #7
Cathy H
Cathy H
 
Cathy H's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Garelochhead, Scotland
Posts: 910
Talking

Hi all,

Sorry to be a pain, but what is a chav?

Puzzled
__________________
Cathy
Cathy H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st December 2005, 23:27   #8
Gill Osborne
Registered User
 
Gill Osborne's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Alnwick
Posts: 6,473
LOL Cath You mustn't have them where you live - I'm soooo jealous!!!!

How to describe a chav? I think THIS website sums them up


http://www.chavscum.co.uk/
Gill Osborne is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 00:13   #9
mauricek
Registered User

 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Preston
Posts: 710
I would certainly go for gulls.I once had a holiday at Robin Hood's Bay when young gulls were fledging.A very noisy but wonderful holiday tho'.
maurice
P.S. Corvids would be my 2nd. choice.
mauricek is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 09:02   #10
Ruth Daniel
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,095
Talking

Well now I know what one is (thanks Gill) I'll say Magpies for me!!!

Last edited by Ruth Daniel : Friday 2nd December 2005 at 09:06.
Ruth Daniel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 09:19   #11
PeterK
Registered User
 
PeterK's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 5,705
Hi Having to visit Hastings on a regular basis I have to say "Herring Gulls" they are noisy, adept at raiding bin bags,crapping all over anyones car, and in general making a positive nuisance of themselves at all hours of the day and night,they make Starlings and sparrows appear positively house trained,

Yours PeterK
__________________
The sea itself, though it can be clear, is never calm in the sense a mountain lake can be calm.
The sea seems only to pause, the mountain lake to sleep and dream.

John Ruskin
PeterK is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 10:22   #12
Linda Beaumont
Registered User
 
Linda Beaumont's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brussels
Posts: 441
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth Daniel
Well now I know what one is (thanks Gill) I'll say Magpies for me!!!
Bonjour to all my friends!

Glad I wasn't the only 'ignorant' one here... living in foreign parts, I seem to be lagging in my comprehension of modern slang!

Well, for me it's a toss-up between the Magpies and the Starlings. Certainly NOT the dear little Sparrows! If anything, their constant cheeping and hustling reminds me of my infant school days!

Warmest wishes!
__________________
Linda

"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."
(Henry David Thoreau)
Linda Beaumont is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 10:27   #13
Ruth Daniel
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,095
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda Beaumont
Bonjour to all my friends!

Glad I wasn't the only 'ignorant' one here... living in foreign parts, I seem to be lagging in my comprehension of modern slang!
It's certainly not Northern slang is it? I'd never heard of "chav" and still don't know what it's short for??
Anybody translate??? (no pun intended Linda!!! lol)
Ruth Daniel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 10:51   #14
turkish van
Number 1 celebrity badger
 
turkish van's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Posts: 2,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathy H
Hi all,

Sorry to be a pain, but what is a chav?

Puzzled
They go by the name of 'neds' in some parts of scotland (and maybe england). Think burbary caps, sports trousers and tops, or skinny jeans, timberland shoes or incapable-of-getting-dirty white trainers without laces. Quite unmistakeable really! Oh and don't forget the colourful language. If you can't spot the white trainers first, you should hear them from a fair distance away.

Does that help?!
__________________
Laura
turkish van is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 11:08   #15
Ruth Daniel
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,095
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by turkish van
They go by the name of 'neds' in some parts of scotland (and maybe england). Think burbary caps, sports trousers and tops, or skinny jeans, timberland shoes or incapable-of-getting-dirty white trainers without laces. Quite unmistakeable really! Oh and don't forget the colourful language. If you can't spot the white trainers first, you should hear them from a fair distance away.

Does that help?!
Well not really as I'm wearing white trainers now!!!!!!!!!!
But yes I think I know what you mean.
Ruth Daniel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 11:27   #16
turkish van
Number 1 celebrity badger
 
turkish van's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Posts: 2,597
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth Daniel
Well not really as I'm wearing white trainers now!!!!!!!!!!
But yes I think I know what you mean.
No offence meant! White trainers are just one part of the uniform.
__________________
Laura
turkish van is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 11:54   #17
Ruth Daniel
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,095
Quote:
Originally Posted by turkish van
No offence meant! White trainers are just one part of the uniform.
None taken,it's quite nice to be fashionable for once!!!!!! lol
Ruth Daniel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 13:54   #18
Kits
sos The Secretary Bird
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 111,280
They are also known as Townies or Pikeys. Obscene hand/finger gestures, language are also part of their appearance. Very thick, but cheap, gold necklaces, bracelets, sovereign rings, huge hooped earrings. Think Vicki Pollard from Little Britain .....
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 14:02   #19
Ruth Daniel
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,095
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kits
They are also known as Townies or Pikeys. Obscene hand/finger gestures, language are also part of their appearance. Very thick, but cheap, gold necklaces, bracelets, sovereign rings, huge hooped earrings. Think Vicki Pollard from Little Britain .....
Oh dear never heard of Townies,Pikeys,Little Britain or Vicki Pollard?
Though the hand gestures bit sounds like my husband when he's driving!!!!!
Ruth Daniel is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 14:51   #20
Ant
North Wales birder

 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,896
Blog Entries: 6
hi all,

No matter what we see as the chav of the bird world, they are always better than there human counterparts.

ant

ps. I dont think chavs and birders would go well together.

Last edited by Britner : Friday 2nd December 2005 at 16:57.
Ant is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 16:50   #21
Angelface
Registered User
 
Angelface's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Wales
Posts: 339
Quote:
Originally Posted by Britner
hi all,

No matter what we see as the chav of the bird world, they are always better than there human counterparts.

ant


Yeh but no but

I''m with you there ant.

______________

Chrissie
Angelface is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 17:07   #22
postcardcv
Super Moderator
 
postcardcv's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 17,049
I think it could be Canada geese - they hang round in town and parks being loud and agreesive and they leave crap all over the place.

I can see where people are coming from with starlings and magpies, but I'm always happy to see them...
postcardcv is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 18:28   #23
chris3871
Explorer Extraordinaire

 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 1,356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Britner
MMMM......

cant pin it down to a species so ill say the corvids.
No way. Corvids are the goths of the bird world!
__________________
Chris
Blogged by Frog
chris3871 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 18:30   #24
Mutter
Registered User
 
Mutter's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: herts
Posts: 383
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris3871
No way. Corvids are the goths of the bird world!
I see where you're coming from Chris. Will you have to explain goths to people now though?

andy
Mutter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd December 2005, 19:30   #25
Cathy H
Cathy H
 
Cathy H's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Garelochhead, Scotland
Posts: 910
Talking

Thanks, 'Neds' did the trick.

Can I suggest squirrels instead of a bird?

Cheers
__________________
Cathy
Cathy H is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! Wild baby bird not found by parents iniowa Birds & Birding 2 Wednesday 4th June 2008 05:34
Pigeon with broken wing? cschnurr Birds & Birding 14 Tuesday 28th August 2007 18:11
Amusing stories thread anyone? (recovered) Andrew Rowlands Birds & Birding 3 Saturday 30th September 2006 21:00
Golden Eagles are they the best bird in the world? mcepjg Birds Of Prey 44 Monday 5th June 2006 19:34

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.23315501 seconds with 35 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 03:50.