Double Trouble

I know we’re twins, but stop repeating everything I say!

Sparrow Darryl and his other brother Sparrow Darryl, brought to us by Ginette C.



  1. kibblenibble says:

    My brother used to do something similar to me.

  2. Looks like the avian version of a frequently occurring scene between my two sons: “You shut up!” “No, *you* shut up!”

  3. I think the shushed one is a girl. Different markings and all. Just saying 🙂
    And yeah, totally something my older brother would do to me. Along with the classic “why are you hitting yourself?”

  4. Muflemuflemufle.

  5. Actually this is a male House Sparrow shuting up a female House Sparrow. DOMESTIC ABUSE!
    Interesting capture though.

  6. Queen of Dork says:

    My older sister did this exact same thing to me when we were really little kids. Except that she told me to stick my tongue out (which I stupidly did) and then she picked up her raggedy Andy doll, held his hands with hers and “made him” squish the crap out of my tongue. Then when I cried and mom asked us what happened, she innocently said, “Andy did it.” Clever one, that big sis of mine. 🙂 I still laugh when I think about that!

  7. kibblenibble says:

    My brother did that, too! Along with the rope-burn arm thing.

  8. Mary (the first) says:

    Yeah, looks like one is female and one is not, but they could still be twins. They’re both very pretty, anyway!

  9. Old

  10. … Yeller? Faithful? King Cole?

  11. jujube says:

    …Man and the Sea? Dan Tucker?

  12. Itsme! says:

    I sometimes want to do that to the mirror, too! ***shoosh***

  13. That makes sense. Male birds are more flamboyant. Peahens are drab brown, peacocks are well…
    Anyway I see we have a few flying things being posted on CO recently. Can we add some bats to that please?

  14. haha big sisters are the worst! I was lucky enough to have a big brother who is 7 years my senior….I think I tortured him though!

  15. Hey, whatever works!

  16. MacDonald? Testament?

  17. Ironsides? School? Navy?

  18. One Eyed Daruma says:

    Hearing Kevin James… “shut-y.”

  19. Queen of Dork says:

    Man River?

  20. chanpon says:

    Shut yo’ mouth! What? I’m talking about Shaft!

  21. Ali-baba says:

    Bait & switch?

  22. Ali-baba says:

    Is new again?

  23. Queen of Dork says:

    …something new, something borrowed and something blue?

  24. warrior rabbit says:


    Though it’s true, I think we have seen this before.

  25. bagoguts says:

    The Brothers Daryl – what a blast from the past! lol

  26. bob drummond says:

    Everybody was Kung-fu fighting
    those birds were fast as lightning
    a little bit exciting
    they were Kung-fu fi-i-i-ting!
    circa 1971

  27. warrior rabbit says:

    I know! I was, like, a Newhart fan! Awesome. (But where’s Larry?)

  28. Martha in Washington says:

    Along with the ever popular “I’m not touching you.”

  29. Martha in Washington says:

    Hush little baby, don’t say a word…

  30. If any one can show just cause why they may not be lawfully joined together, let them peep now or forever hold their beak.

  31. snorglepup says:

    In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m thinking it’s mother with perpetually hungry child.

  32. PattyP says:

    House Sparrows! Used to be known as “English Sparrows” years ago here in the U.S. Left is a male, right is a female. There are all over here, with nests in the eaves of the houses of both sides of me. I love to hear them sing, but it looks like this little guy has had enough!

  33. TedMaulDisturbs says:

    The one on the left is a male, the right is female.

  34. Lillith says:

    Or a little one in the “why” stage.

  35. Shutuppa ya face!

  36. Fird Birfle says:

    Mom, he’s BREATHING MY AIR!!!!!

  37. Correct. The one being shushed is most certainly female and the other is male.

  38. Pat Trenner says:

    Maybe you are remembering this classic?

  39. Guess it’s better than the canine method of engulfing the muzzle in one’s own.

  40. One Eyed Daruma says:

    Taking the picture.

  41. I would say that the male bird wants the baby to shut up!!!