Plump-a-dee

Plumpness is almost always cute. Sure, this bird is sitting next to his own crapulence (the branch poop!) but look at him! He’s out of Snow White for God’s sake! His teeny beak can open just enough to chirp the tiniest “bok!” before he flies off to pick up your Princess sashes at the dry cleaner.
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Comments

  1. in the interest of multiplying the cuteness, this bird is a black capped chickadee. the name “chickadee” is nothing if not Cute.

  2. Since i live in Maine i se a lot of Chickadees. but here we dont call them “Plump-A-Dees”.

  3. Classic cute the famous shot of a plump bluebird taken in 1979. It’s affectionately referred to a the “mad bluebird”. Makes me smile every time I look at it!

  4. I Love the Plumb-a-dee!!!

  5. Just ran across some trivia, and thought immediately that it should go with this picture.

    “The common name of mistletoe is derived from the ancient belief that the plant was propagated from bird droppings. This belief was related to the then-accepted principle that life could spring spontaneously from dung. It was observed in ancient times that mistletoe would often appear on a branch or twig where birds had left droppings. By the sixteenth century, botanists had discovered that the mistletoe plant was spread by seeds which had passed through the digestive tract of birds. One of the earliest written references to this appeared in England, in 1532, in an Herbal published by Turner. “Mistel” is the Anglo-Saxon word for “dung,” and “tan” is the word for “twig”. So, mistletoe means “dung-on-a-twig”.

    Kissing under the mistletoe is first found associated with the Greek festival of Saturnalia and later with primitive marriage rites. Mistletoe was believed to have the power of bestowing fertility, and the dung from which the mistletoe was thought to arise was also said to have “life-giving” power.”

    This is only a couple paragraphs from the full page article on mistletoe at http://gardenline.usask.ca/misc/mistleto.html Anyway, the point is that the “crapulence” might not be quite so uncute as you may have thought!

  6. “Crapulence” doesn’t mean crap. It means a hangover.

    “Feculence”, however, means crap.

  7. BirdBombAvoider says:

    Crapulence! CRAPULENCE! LOL that doesnt mean crap! (Pun not intended) Crapulence means hangover, not poop!
    Feculence means poop! Get it right, bub! If plump is cute, how come so many people want to loose weight? ;) Still a beautiful picture (aside from teh FECULENCE)

  8. pistache268 says:

    oohhhhh chubby chub chub ball.

  9. It’s a puff-ball! It’s VERY + SO cute

  10. DO YOU DARE CORRECT HER ROYAL MAGESTY? HOW DARE YOU, FOOL! lol cute birdy!!!

    *watches branch bend*

  11. Ohh my God, very very cute chicks I really love those
    sweet birds *o*

  12. Arrrghgh…He’s a little bon-bon: I just gotta pop him in my mouf and savor his cuteness. Maybe pour some chocolate on first…no he’s tweet ’nuff as is. Fatty, fatty! Chubbulars rule!

  13. On a tree by the river, a little tomtit sang
    Willow, titwillow, titwillow.
    And I said to him dickie-bird, why do you sit, singing willow, titwillow, titwillow?

    I just thought of that when I saw the plumpadee.

  14. miseung pink says:

    넘기엽네여~^^

    울강아지 사진도 올리고 싶은데…

  15. ILuvCuteOverload says:

    I lurve him! What department are they in at kroger? Snack food? Or Stuffed Animals? I bet you bought him for $3.99? Huh? Huh? Can I buy him for half price from you? I will throw in an evil cat! I lurve him!

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