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Re: birds

In a message dated 02/19/2003 7:59:05 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
jsinger@igc.org writes:

> i've had to stop my truck to allow a slow moving great blue 
> heron to cross the road. they move so deliberately slow, placing one foot 
> so methodically in front of the other. i've come to think of them as 
> mechanical objects just because of how they move. but they make eye-contact 
> with you--big amber eyes with iridescent blue in the iris. and that's why 
> you don't run the dumb things over; they've got your number.

I always think they look prehistoric.  In my mind, they support the 
connection of birds and dinosaurs more than any other birds.

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