Pick! Your! Punchline!

In comedy terms, the photo below is a “target-rich environment,” so bizarre that no one caption can do it justice. So scroll to the poll below and… Pick! Your! Punchline! (or add your own.)

Via William M. via Reddit.

What Time Is It?

Is it ten o’clock already?! Where did the morning go?


Via aussiegall.

No Good Deed Goes Unphotobombed

(sigh) It was a simple thing, really. He was swimming in circles with some fishing line tangled in his teeth, and I was there on the dock, so I fly over and pluck it out.

End of it, right? But no, he’s had a few, and now he’s all “I love you, man!” this and “Anything you want, bro!” that, and I haven’t been rid of him since. Just my luck.

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Via Neatorama.

Meanwhile, at the Quacker Bowl…

“Now, team, I know it was a rough first half, but don’t get discouraged! I’m sure plenty of teams that came back to win after being down 84 to 3!”


Kelsey L. writes: “I took these photos myself, and I feel it was a once in a lifetime photo op. They even let me chase them around all over the park, and I pet a few of them. SO ADORABLE! it’s almost painful, wouldn’t you say?”

Doing the Birdy Backup Boogaloo Here

All the birds you see in this post were squawkin’, “Breaker 1-9 is there anybody out there, c’mon?” And Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre answered, “Hearing ya loud and clear, good birdie!”

Let’s hand it over to Susan R. now,

“Hi there, Summer has arrived in New Zealand which means it’s very busy at the Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre near Auckland! Loads of young birds there. Here are a few photos of some of the cutest – most of these are from the last few months, a few are from a couple of springs ago. I volunteer there and have helped look after most of these little guys and can confirm that they are all extremely cute, even the kind of ugly ones!” :

“Blackbirds! Although the centre focuses on wild New Zealand birds, in this case a nest full of blackbirds were cared for. Note their ‘sideburns’!”

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This is an adult pukeko who decided to stay near the centre after he was released. He lives by a stream nearby and each year, has a batch of babies, and sometimes drops by to say hello (Mandy the centre manager is in this photo).”

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“Morepork, New Zealand’s only surviving native owl (sadly quite a few native birds didn’t survive the arrival of European settlers but the centre is helping the ones who are left). The Maori name is Ruru, but European settlers called them ‘Morepork’ as their call sounds like this. (www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-bi…)”

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“Yes, this is an owl in a margarine container:”

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Who let the owls out, who who:

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“Dotterels are an endangered species and this little guy just about didn’t make it. The adults nest on the sand at the beach and during a very high spring ‘king tide’ a few weeks ago, a conservation ranger discovered one nest had been washed away. She found three eggs floating in the waves and rushed them to the centre. Two hatched: this is the first one, which weighed 18 grams (0.63 oz); and its sibling was just 16 grams (0.56 oz). Both are doing well.”

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“Green finch – One of the latest arrivals and Mandy the centre manager says it’s the smallest patient they’ve ever had! Note the bread tag (approx 1.5cm wide) for scale. Less than 100 green finches were introduced to NZ in the 1860s from Europe, but they’ve now settled in and are very common.”

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“Grey warblers (Riroriro in Maori) are native to NZ and sing beautifully. They are often very difficult to see but you hear them! This website has their song: www.nzbirds.com/birds/riroriro.html This is a young one but even as adults they are very small.”

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“Here is the grey warbler with a young goldfinch:”

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“Paradise Shelduck  are native to New Zealand. These ducklings were orphaned. They, along with other types of duckling, have a bath/swim once a day, usually in a bucket.”

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“Harrier Hawk chicks or Kahu in Maori.”

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“These hawks catch a wide range of prey including, er, birds, but we like to think that when they’ve been cared for at the centre they will be a little kinder to their feathered friends :-)”

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“Baby Pukekoes (a Maori name, pronounced ‘poo-KE-ko’).”

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“Plover: This youngster was rescued after falling twice down drains while strolling behind its parents. Now it’s strolling in much more pleasant surroundings, a comfy incubator (the photos are to help prevent imprinting)”

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Fantastic cute-porting! Thank you, Susan R!

This Guy Looks Vaguely Familiar

I can’t..quite..place him. Maybe if I hang upside down.

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From The Birfle: “I found this pic in another pic-gathering website called Clipboard.”

Incoming! Duck!

Run for your lives! It’s an incoming duck! So you’d better duck! Because it’s incoming! And… it’s a duck. See, it’s kind of a joke, because I say “incoming duck” and then I say “incoming” and “duck” and… OK, I’ll be quiet now.

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(Note: Some content at source website may be NSFW.)

Don’t Look Now But

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Giraffe with an oxpecker hat taken by Field Guide and Hyaena Specialist, Alex T., at Selati Game Reserve, South Africa

They Call Me Doctor Lovebird

After a long day of working with clients at his office, all Doctor Lovebird wanted

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was to put his feet up

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and a little liquid refreshment, Love Potion #9.

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and his nap time.

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Then it’s back to work because in this world, Dr. Lovebird’s work is never finished.

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This is Karin O.’s lovebird, named Lovebird. What the world needs now is Lovebird, sweet Lovebird.

This Post Is For The Birds!

No, not The Birds.

It’s National Bird Day today! So let’s celebrate with some Sooty Owls at the Taronga Zoo, eh? Bless their sooty little heart-shaped faces!

[Like how they swivel their little heads around. -Ed]

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From Zooborns, photos by Lorinda Taylor.