Crap load of birds right after take off

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  1. SoCal RV Flyer

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    Gotta be careful with "never" and "always" too. Not to mention "all"!

    But general statements? "In general, most humans have two eyes, two ears, a nose and a mouth." For the most part, that's true.
     
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    I was on a PALS flight to Presque Isle Maine, popped out of the clouds on final, got about 1/4 mile from the runway and I notice the large grass area before the threshold is all white with what I counted to be 1.2 bajillion sea gulls. I have never seen so many birds in one place. They saw me as I closed and start flying, fortunately the stayed low and flew away from the runway. I landed long and didn't hit any. I told the airport guy, he said oh yeah, I've chased them out about 10 times already today. When I took off it looked like a slaughter near the rwy threshold, someone had taken a bunch out.
     
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    So can we start using “geese in the landing lights” instead of “deer in the headlights”?
     
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    As long as the result is paradise by the Dashboard lights.
     
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    I'm wondering how many birds in a crap ton? More than a chit ton but less than a metric chit ton?
    Or, are crap and chit interchangeable?
     
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    is crap ton and crap load the same?
     
  7. KaiGywer

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    They’re not even parked correctly. Unless of course it’s home base for them.
     
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    I think it's less than a butt load.
     
  9. RadialGal

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    but not quite a **** ton....
     
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    Just for you math guys... there are three sh... loads in one fu... load.
     
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