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.

I Got Rhythm, I Got Music…

…I got my man. Who could ask for anything more?

Concept/headline/submission by Megan W. Lyrics by I. Gershwin. Video post by B. Rogers.

Name That Tune!

This little cockatiel can. (It’s “My Neighbor Totoro.”) Not only can he name it, he can sing it! Take it away, little buddy.

Submitted by many a Cuteporter.

Sweet Tweets

When there’s apples being offered, Lorikeets are very patient, polite and proper.

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But there’s always one who wants to get a head.

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“Here are some pictures of me feeding some lorikeets with an apple on my balcony. They are all lined up, and waiting their turn patiently. One even sat on my head.” -Risha S.

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