First Trip To The Doctor

Son: Where we goin’ to, Ma?
Mom: We’re going to get your booster shot.
Son: Will it hurt?
Mom: Maybe a little. But you’re a tough little fellow, & we’ll get ice cream after, ok?
Son: OK!

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Taken by Genesis S. ©2012 at Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ.

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

Don’t worry! You belong. This is the stand on one leg club and you are an honored member.


Via Reddit

Operations Manual for the Series 3000 Aviatronic Sortulator

Step 1: Rotate whoovular crankshaffle to prime initial electrobulation relays;


Step 2: Engage coffee clutch clockwise until orbital tweetwheedle reaches optimum rotational velocity;


Step 3: This will initiate the sorting process. Please be patient, as the process may take an indefinite amount of time.

One Good Tern Deserves Another

You’ve been extra good this week, so have a pair of common tern chicks from Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, MA.


Photo by Ravin Tomasson for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters.

That’s Close Enough, Pal

“With four new Wyandotte chicks just brought home,” writes Flickrer Donald Lee Pardue, “Gretel goes into ‘protect her territory’ with growls and barred teeth when I approach her feathered charges.”

What Are YOU Looking At?

No, seriously — what are you looking at? It’s either the back of something hungry or the front of something angry.

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Via Bev Goodwin.

I’ve Spent a Lifetime Looking for You

♪ ♫ “Single buds and goodtime flowers, never true. Playing a hummer’s game, hopin’ to win. Tellin’ those sweet lies again and again. ♪ ♫
Lookin’ for buds in all the right wayses. Lookin’ for buds in so many places…” ♪ ♫

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“Experimenting with different camera bodies and lens combinations in my quest for better hummingbird shots – used a 180 macro prime, 1.4 TC, manual exposure, and wireless remote for this shot; and the notoriously camera shy “Ralph” was kind enough to indulge me with a good pose.” -Steve K.

We Don’t Want Any

Look, I’m not telling you again, I don’t want to buy your magazines, or sign your petition, or try your free bird seed samples, and definitely don’t want to hear about the true spiritual path to omniversal meta-consciousness…


Wait, go back one…


Harley the Macaw via The_Gut.

Penguin Twin Powers, Activate!

Whenever there is danger, mild-mannered Bert and Myrtle touch beaks to become the Penguin Twins, whose superpower consists mainly of swimming around and eating herring.


Via Christopher Michel.

What is the Secret to Loff Everlasting?

Primping and combing and fluffing and spiffing him up and letting him wear his favorite old gray sweater with the patches on the elbows.

Fave Flirty Frame:

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“Hi Cute Overload! These are my birds, Tina and Alex. They have been together for 15 years and still love each other as much as the day they met. Here is a video of them in the midst of an adorable make-out session!” -Annika H.

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