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Where to stay while diving with Aldora - top spots are full

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by anchochile, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Good to know-- What about Mary Carmen recommends it more vs. Suites Colonial?
     
  2. ggunn

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    Just like grackles around here.
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Grackles can certainly be irritating, mostly with their noises & deposits - in Texas & Cozumel as well, but I have never seen any attack an outdoor table in the time it takes me to get a bowl of cereal. There, I learned to finish my plate before I got up as those varmints are terrible.
     
  4. El Graduado

    El Graduado Manta Ray

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    Irritating? Noises & deposits? You tryin' to pick a fight??
    great tailed gackle.jpg
     
  5. ggunn

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    There are places around Austin where grackles will scavenge your table if you leave it.
     
  6. DandyDon

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    I guess your local flocks are used to your cafes with outdoor tables. Offhand I can't think of any places like that around here that has those, so I guess our populations aren't used to those opportunities. Now camping, around here or there, I have been known to take my plate downwind of a campfire and eat in the smoke to avoid flies!

    I've seen plenty of grackles on the island and eat outdoors enough there, but the tables, diners, and waiters are busy enough to scare those off I guess. Maybe the Mary Carmen pigeons are reacting to lower people traffic?
     
  7. ggunn

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    Yes, just like the pigeons you are talking about. The most brazen I have seen were at the Oasis (an outdoor bar and grill on the cliffs overlooking Lake Travis) and the outdoor tables around the student union on the UT campus. Sometimes they will alight on your table while you are still sitting there.
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I guess shooting with BB pistols is frowned on.
     
  9. El Graduado

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    A .410 makes a bigger splash.
     
  10. ggunn

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    And there are legal parking spots on the UT campus where you do not want to park your car when the grackles are migrating through town. You don't want to even walk by on the sidewalk under a grackle tree, especially if it's been raining.

    It's weird; although there are hundreds of trees on campus that all look pretty much alike to me, there are a select few that the grackles pick to land in by the hundreds, and it's the same trees every time they come through.
     

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