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Re: Ornithomancy and Auspicy: Bird Divination
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2019, 09:29:40 pm »
I'd say it was definitely a message to get moving on a project or goal.

I wonder if it means anything that yesterday I saw a kestrel getting heckled by a woodpecker? (Other than that it was my first time seeing a wild kestrel. That was cool.)

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Re: Ornithomancy and Auspicy: Bird Divination
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2019, 08:27:40 am »
I wonder if it means anything that yesterday I saw a kestrel getting heckled by a woodpecker? (Other than that it was my first time seeing a wild kestrel. That was cool.)

First, congrats on getting a life bird! Kestrels are awesome (and declining in much of their range, though they're doing pretty well in NYC).

Second, and more important for any meaning: What do *you* think it means? What did you feel when it happened? Was it just something cool to see...or was there an extra awesomeness factor, a "pay attention!" jolt to the whole thing? (Admittedly, these can be hard to separate, esp. when you're experiencing the thrill of seeing a bird species for the first time.)

And are there any associations you attach to kestrels in particular (or falcons in general), and/or to woodpeckers?
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Re: Ornithomancy and Auspicy: Bird Divination
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2019, 06:47:11 pm »
First, congrats on getting a life bird! Kestrels are awesome (and declining in much of their range, though they're doing pretty well in NYC).

Some kinds of birds may be on the upswing around here; I've seen more turkey vultures over the city than I used to, and there's been a nesting pair of swans near my house the last two years.

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Was it just something cool to see...or was there an extra awesomeness factor, a "pay attention!" jolt to the whole thing?

Mostly the first; I've always liked falcons, and I'd like to say it's the Egyptian angle, but it's probably from reading so many Mercedes Lackey books :P

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