Thanks, Mom.

‘Cause it’s cold out d’ere. [Double baby shivers]

Johanna S. found this gorgeous photo by Ric Seet.



  1. 260Oakley says:

    That’s a lovely down comforter.

  2. If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, then what is a bird in the bush holding two birds in the hand (er, wing) worth?

  3. Mary (the first) says:


  4. Safe and warm in mother’s care how lovely.

  5. Awwwwww……How tweet.

  6. Where is the piccy?

  7. I can’t see the picture! Barroooooooooooo!

  8. Lipstick6 says:

    That really lifts me out of a fowl mood.

  9. Alice Shortcake says:

    Cold? It’s summer! There are leaves on the trees! When I was a chick we spent the winter months picking ice out of our fluff and living on frozen worms! You young ‘uns today don’t know how lucky you are!


  10. Tim McDaniel says:

    But … I wanna see the picture!

  11. So wonderfuhls.

  12. She’s lucky that she only has two children who need warmth. Or does she? [cue dramatic music]

  13. *giggle*

  14. I thought it was just me who couldn’t see the pic. Let’s do a duet: Baroooooo!!!!!

  15. 260Oakley says:

    You are the whine beneath my wings.

  16. Theresa says:

    Oh where. oh where is the piksh? I cannot see it in Chrome or Firefox? Must I resort to Internet Explorer? 😥

  17. I can’t see it either. How odd.

  18. Theresa says:


  19. Rachael says:

    Do whatever you need to do to see the pic. You won’t be sorry.

    Awww, good mommy!

  20. Mary (the first) says:

    I hope someone who knows birds (and can see the pic) will tell us what kind of birds they are….

  21. I couldn’t say it better myself!

  22. BiancaD says:

    Birds? Feather? Bush?
    Can’t see anything… boo hoo…

  23. warrior rabbit says:

    I can’t see the picture, either. But I did go to to that FB page and saw this [crosses fingers that it works]:

  24. warrior rabbit says:


    Last try.

  25. whatever it is, it’s apparently good… but… uh… don’t see nothin’
    *ahem* is this thing on?

  26. Birdcage says:

    I think its some kind of fruit dove. Not sure.

  27. Theresa, Internet Explorer isn’t working either. 😦 I can’t see the picture no matter what browser I use. Boo.

  28. Agreed. This is so geniunely sweet.

  29. Mrs. Caldwell says:

    I’ve never understood this pix and most birds when they fledge are about the same size as the parent and these are so small. Tiz a puzzlement?

  30. warrior rabbit says:


  31. warrior rabbit says:

    and that was supposed to be a reply to me, replying to me and an attempt to post an inline photo link


  32. That is a true mommy!
    Bella and DiDi

  33. But it’s been so warm this winter…

  34. Nothin’ here either

  35. Theresa says:

    Well, cats in hats. That’s something at least.

  36. That’s me baroo-ing on the left, chewing my toe, and then baroo-ing again. I can’t see either.

  37. Theresa says:

    Doo doo de doo. Comin’ back just to see if I can see picture yet. Nope. Shoot.

  38. Nephita says:

    This photo was taken by Rik Seet, an awesome photographer. The photo is called “under her wings”, You can see a bigger version here:

    Found this is a green pigeon with orange breast, and this is the male co-parenting the chicks.

  39. Strange that some people can’t see the picture! I am seeing it just fine in Chrome.

  40. I think you’re right. She looks like a fruit dove of some kind. More than that, I couldn’t say; all I know are the grey-feathered chub-butts who hang around my back yard.

  41. Fird Birfle says:


  42. Fird Birfle says:

    I truly feel dismay for those, to whom the pic eez (wuz?) not appearing

    Re. l’image: “comme c’est bien joli!!”.

  43. ashagato says:

    It’s a looking-up shot of a tree branch on which a momma bird sits with her two baby chicks, one under each wing! The momma looks kinda like a dove, but she goes from deep brown at the tail to yellow, then lime green to orange to purple to blue on her head, like a sideways rainbow! She’s looking off into the distance with a noble expression. The babes are mostly grey and all fluffy and scrunched up under her wings like they’re cold. It’s the cutest thing ever!!!

  44. Yay! Finally, I can see the beautiful photo and I have to say, it was worth the wait. So gorgeous. And the bonus was that while I was waiting to see the photo, I explored the website from which it came via the link and what a happy surprise! There are some stunning photographs there–exploding with color, lush textures, and glorious settings. Wowee. Does anyone know what “Renk Katanlar” means? Is this one photographer or a group of photographers? Holy moley, they are talented!

    Theresa, Here is a link to the photo on the facebook page: See if you can see it there.!/photo.php?fbid=392564897424983&set=a.378553965492743.105302.378548178826655&type=1&theater

  45. woofy's ma says:

    Hate to repeat this after all the talk about Mommy Bird, but when I got this pic on fb, someone commented that this was a male bird because of all the bright colors. That would be nice, too, knowing that Papa is taking care of his fuzzy little charges.

  46. Boys and girls, if you have problem seeing the picture, or if you want to see more, this beauty is a pink neck green pigeon. OR you can just go wild and google colorful/exotic dove/pigeon and discover something more than your average ruffled pigeon with 1 1/2 leg

  47. Oh, and yes, do google “crowned pigeon” too!

  48. Feast your eyes!

  49. Theresa says:

    . . . doo doo dee doo, checkin’ it out one last time–Hey! I see them now! Wow! That’s gorgeous! 😯

  50. The Original Jane says:

    Finally! I can see the picture – and it’s worth it! So sweet!

  51. also known as the orange-breasted green pigeon…ya know, if you want to get technical and birdy-nerdy

  52. Look at the baby floofy feathers. And just for fun, try and count the pigeon feets.

  53. BemusedWit says:

    OMG! I am glad I am able to see this picture. Would’ve hated to miss it.

  54. billwalker says:

    Only ever saw something like this with baby penguins. Neat !

  55. This picture is priceless……

  56. Yeah, Mommy taking care of the baby brrrrrrrds.

  57. I’m using Chrome, and I can see it. I don’t know what the problem could be.

  58. Oops… make that Daddy.

  59. This photo has just been waiting for a mother’s day card. Gosh mummies are snuggly!

  60. One day, little hatchlings – One day, when your talons are red like mine and you have taken to the wind like two seeds from a dandelion – you will feel the pull of the Sun and you will rise to new heights where the greatest mountains are reduced to pebbles on a beach. But at this time, my beloved little fuzzballs, you must heed the warnings of Icarus; for altitude can be both a blessing and a curse…

    Caveat Volare!

  61. Theresa says:

    I thought that was the pencil-neck geek pigeon . . .

  62. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay I can see it today and it is well worth the wait. Very, very sweet. 🙂

  63. I see it, I see it! It is a lovely pic, and Nikki is right that it was worth the wait.

    Theresa, any luck for you yet?

  64. Ack–I should have scrolled down before replying to Nikki’s post above. Glad that we can all see the loveliness now.

  65. Fird Birfle says:

    Theresa, one of my closest and most-eccentric peeps has what one might call *ahem* a “thing” for nerds, specifically for those who use Pocket Protectors in their nerdy short-sleeved button-down shirts …..

  66. kodalai says:

    So it’s actually a protective daddy bird! Aww!

  67. Indeed 😀

  68. …Actually, the presence of that pink and orange breast means that’s dad rather than mom ❤