[Tweeters] early Rufous Hummingbirds, Tom Lamb, Dixie,

creinsch creinsch at comcast.net
Sun Aug 14 13:14:41 PDT 2022

Unfortunately neither my spouse or I have accurate/complete memories of
the tale, but the sailor was missing an eye, an arm and a leg for
looking when he shouldn't have.  So now we are haunted by joke we cannot
recall.  Thanks a lot Tom.

On 8/14/2022 12:56 PM, jstewart at olympus.net wrote:


> I suppose it has something to do with poop; but, what is the answer?


> Wings,


> Jan


> Jan Stewart


> 922 E Spruce Street


> Sequim, WA  98382-3518


> jstewart at olympus.net


> *From:* Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> *On

> Behalf Of *Alan Roedell

> *Sent:* Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:38 AM

> *To:* creinsch <creinsch at comcast.net>

> *Cc:* tweeters <tweeters at u.washington.edu>

> *Subject:* Re: [Tweeters] early Rufous Hummingbirds, Tom Lamb, Dixie,


> No, why shouldn't a sailor look up at the sky?


> Alan, Seattle


> On Sat, Aug 13, 2022, 5:07 PM creinsch <creinsch at comcast.net> wrote:


> For the last 22 years we have had only occasional Rufous in the yard:

> one or two in late March, and maybe three or four in August.  None

> stayed for more than a day.


> This year has been very different, and we are unsure why. There were

> several immature Rufous in June, and then on August 1st three arrived

> and stayed for a little over four days. The fighting with the

> Anna's was

> ferocious, and the Anna's eventually went into hiding. Since then at

> least one Rufous appears every couple of days, and the fighting

> (bickering) resumes.


> Are the weather/climate and fires up North accelerating the

> migration?

> I have wondered for sometime if some Rufous are completing their

> Northern migration here, and the immature are actually fledging here.

> Is there any evidence of that?


> And I have a question for anyone who remembers Tom Lamb of Dixie

> (NE of

> Walla Walla):  Tom had house low in the foothills, where over the

> years

> he had assembled something like 65 hummingbird feeders around his

> property.  During Spring and Fall migrations the place was crazy with

> Rufous, Black Chinned, and Calliope, with lots of noise from the

> quarreling birds and visitors having close-up encounters. Tom passed

> away in 2014.


> The question: Does anyone here remember Tom's joke about why a sailor

> should not look up (toward the sky)?


> Chuck Reinsch

> Magnolia, Seattle




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