Bird on a (Piano) Wire

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to The Birdnest, high atop the Hyannis Heights Hyatt, where the elite meet to tweet. I’m your host, “Rockin’” Robin Redbreast, and I’ll be pecking out your favorite bird-related songs, so leave your requests in the comments, thankyewverymuch…


Via wollombi.

CO Afternoon Pick Me Up

Everybirdy needs a little help with the mid-day slump now and then.

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When you have a jam-packed flower nectar agenda there’s no time for siesta.

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This emerald hummingbird gem recently needed a little boost to get through the day.

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Fresh air, flowers and a helping hand perked the flying jewel right up.

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Amanda H. tells us, “This was on a rainy day in Estes Park, Colorado. I got up close to take a few pictures, and the little guy wasn’t fazed, so I held my hand out – he landed right on me! He must have been cold so we were best friends for just a few minutes.

Get Me a Tanker of Mr. Bubble and a Loofah the Size of an Aircraft Carrier!

Hong Kong is going quackers for a new visitor: Rubber Duck, an ongoing art project of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman that first caught our eye in 2009.

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It’s 9.5m tall by 11m long, and yet, through the magic of tilt-shift videography, it still manages to look like a toy:

What Is Wise?

It’s having a real smug smile and a 50 yard stare. Everyone thinks you know stuff when you look like that. I’m practicing right now.


Via Zooborns, photo by National Aviary

Ducks Are So Cheap

Sometimes they even pretend to be ducklings just so they can get into movies for the children’s price.


Via @MWolstenholme.

Last One Down Came From a Rotten Egg

According to the YouTube uploader, “In front of the library at University of Maryland Baltimore County, the mother forced those little guys to jump down three giant steps.” (Video includes bonus fly-by from the Blue Angels, goose division.)

So Close, Yet-

So far.

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Mariana A.: “This is our cat Amy. She has a love-hate relationship with a bird that we rescued about a year ago here in Brazil. She has never tried to attack it, but sometimes she will stand in front of the cage for hours, just looking at him.”

But You Didn’t Hear it From Me

Now, mind you, I would never say a word against Marvin here. Salt of the earth, nice to his kids, active in Rotary… good fella. But, confidentially, just between you and me… He added a few feathers up top recently, if you catch my drift.


Via Bev Goodwin.

They’re Not REALLY In There..Are They?

Miss Moneypenny feels shaken and stirred by this bird video..at least ’til :36 in. (“This is a scam, grumble, grumble.”)

Sender-Inner Shawna tells us, “Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel has had his cat Miss Moneypenny for 13 years. He posted this video on Facebook and YouTube to show us that this cat has become quite the smarty pants in her old age!”

Sorry, This One’s Taken

He’s MINE! Mine! Mine! Mine!

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All we can say is, thank you, Mel J., for another ResQte story. And we all know how very important that is.