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April 03, 2019


(Secret message to Brian Hines):
It's not a robin.
It's a gak.
We have them also.
They roost in rafters.
Have long woodpecker type beaks.
They resemble robins slightly but have more coloration and are larger by about 50%.
They do peck at structure although robins don't.
They shit all over everything.
It's O.K. that you came to the wrong conclusion, this time. It is just a bird.

I have never heard of a gak. Really? We lived in Oregon for 13 years.
We have little bastards in our present location.
That is what I call them with annoyed affection.
They are cute but mischievous.
They eat what you try to grow,
And make a mess doing it.
I used to mistakenly call them chipmunks.
They are called antelope squirrels by biologists.
They are called food by snakes, coyotes, bobcats and raptors.
To me, they remain little bastards.

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