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I suppose numbering them helps the postman

Trench Wood 3

I suppose numbering them helps the postman

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 19 Mar 2013, 00:40
Nice capture! I love the color of the birdhouse smile
Bill Phillips: It certainly stands out Frances smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2013, 02:29
I think it is more like signposting the neighbourhood for codgers with dodgy memories, Bill...the old bloke with #29 tattooed on the back of his hand will possibly deduce he is somewhere close to home...
Bill Phillips: I must try that, I'll tattoo 38 on the back of mine and hope I never move
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2013, 02:30
...or the other residents will know where to throw him out of the car...
Bill Phillips: That would work
I like your numbered birdhouse Bill... just ignore anything that Ray said about it ha ha!!!....petersmile
Bill Phillips: I treasure Ray's original thoughts Peter wink
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Mar 2013, 06:57
Haha! For Dutch wildlife?
I bought three roosting nest pockets from a British shop, made from natural durable materials, I hope the wild birds will accept them as habitat and shelter - but I'm not sure.
Bill Phillips: They would feel at home with this colour Philine. I don't see why the birds shouldn't use them....unless the instructions are only in English grin
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2013, 07:49
Spick, span and numbered - what else could a bird want?
Bill Phillips: Well what indeed Lisl?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2013, 08:21
Twenty nine is the tenth prime number, and also the fourth primorial prime. It forms a twin prime pair with thirty-one, which is also a primorial prime. Twenty-nine is also the sixth Sophie Germain prime. It is also the sum of three consecutive squares, 22 + 32 + 42. It is a Lucas prime, a Pell prime, and a tetranacci number. It is an Eisenstein prime with no imaginary part and real part of the form . Since 18! + 1 is a multiple of 29 but 29 is not one more than a multiple 18, 29 is a Pillai prime. 29 is also the 10th supersingular prime.

None of the first 29 natural numbers have more than two different prime factors. This is the longest such consecutive sequence.

29 is the aliquot sum of the odd discrete biprimes 115 and 187 and is the base of the 29-aliquot tree.

29 is a Markov number, appearing in the solutions to : {2, 5, 29}, {2, 29, 169}, {5, 29, 433}, {29, 169, 14701}, etc.

29 is a Perrin number, preceded in the sequence by 12, 17, 22.

Since the greatest prime factor of 292 + 1 = 842 is 421, which is obviously more than 29 twice, 29 is a Størmer number.
Bill Phillips: Are you familiar with the expression "I don't give a rat's tiny little ass" ? Well as far as 29 being a prime numbers is concerned I don't. As for the rest of it words fail me. I thought Perrin was one half of the inventor of Worcestershire sauce
I spotted immediately that 29 is a Prime number ... Apart from the obvious characteristic that any prime number has it is important to realise that there is no real logic to primes and no real value. That is aopart from providing research for a PHD.

Now a bird box is actually far more fun ...
Bill Phillips: Typical schoolteacher, but you have redeemed yourself by realising that they serve no useful purpose
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 19 Mar 2013, 08:48
Wouldn't want to enter the wrong house
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 19 Mar 2013, 09:17
They obviously don't recieve letters but rolled up newspapers Bill.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps they get circulars or Round Robins?
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 19 Mar 2013, 09:17
Has Tiff been taking pills?
Bill Phillips: I think he has been forgetting to take his pills
Do birds get drunk and forget where they live too?
Bill Phillips: Only on a Saturday night Mary
hahaha...I happen to live on a 29 and thanks to your post & Chris' study I may sleep better tonight!
Bill Phillips: Living at a Prime number must be very exciting Juan Carlos
Nah - it's so the birds know where they live smile
Bill Phillips: As you are a man of letters I will accept your explanation Tom
29 is the number of birds living in the box, they can't afford the bedroom tax.
Bill Phillips: Many a true word spoken in jest
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2013, 12:53
If this was an avenue of trees, would the one next door be 31 with no. 30 perhaps opposite?
Bill Phillips: I can see you are getting into the spirit of this Alan
It's so the occupants know which is their box when they fly back with worms and other delicacies for their fledgling families.
Bill Phillips: Well with the price of food these days you wouldn't want to make a mistake
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Mar 2013, 15:23
I like this Bill, I suppose it has to be airmail
Bill Phillips: Hahahaha very good John
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Mar 2013, 17:15
Or perhaps you have very mathematically minded birds in your neck of the woods, it would be very appealing to those who like prime numbers.
Bill Phillips: I live at no 38 which I suppose is sub-prime
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Mar 2013, 17:57
Where have my pills gone...?
Bill Phillips: I have been wondering that for a few days
Airmail only here Bill! Great capture.
Bill Phillips: Hahaha thank you Richard
Postman? Letters? Don't they Tweet, or use Tree- mail?
Bill Phillips: I can see my friends on Shutterchance have really got into the spirit of this.
It's a status address for the birds!
Bill Phillips: If it had a name it could be Dunflyin

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