What is this—a Pixar movie?

Behold some pure, unadulterated, old-couple-style nuzzlence:

birds nuzzling

[Eye Plinking Xtreme Close Up]

And someone get me Pixar on the phone:

Another beaut from Flickerererer Jessica L.

Crank the Enya and Warm the Lava Rocks

Oh Helga, you have the hands of a truck driver with the delicate touch of a hummingbird’s kiss…

How much does Helga charge, because the bird’s got the right idea, Melissa G-L.

Ducky See, Ducky Do

Neill S writes: “My girlfriend and I were at the Phoenix Zoo and saw the funniest thing. We were looking at the flamingos and noticed a duck that was trying his hardest to be one himself! He kept trying to balance on one foot (with a little difficulty.) He also kept checking to make sure he was doing it right.”

Quick, call PETA

SOMEONE is wearing their Grandmother’s fur coat:

This brillo shot brought to you by Marilyn T. and Susan W. over at the National Geographic Daily Dozen.  Photo by Lillian Ford.

Nice work if you can get it

This whole “being a bird” thing is a real cushy gig. Three squares a day, nice cage, and I pretty much have these humans eating from the palm of my hand.

I don’t even have to fly anymore.  I just hop in someone’s shirt, and away I go!

And best of all, I get lots and lots of cuddle breaks!

Do you have any vacancies, Rachel M.?

Sunday Wrap-Up: Most popular post of the week

By a wide, floofy margin, the Impossibirds was the most popular post of the week. [audience clapping sound]

They pecked at your heartstrings with their tiny McBeakersons. Their rounded, floofballs shape rolled straight into your soul. They deserve MORE COVERAGE ON THIS BLOG!

To that end: LONG-TAILED-TIT-HANCE!

Long-tailed Tit by Sergey Yeliseev. More tit action? Check these dewds out.

The Impossibirds

Ladies and gentlemen, this just might be the cutest darn thing on the entire Intertubes: Four impossibly cute, perfectly perched, flying floofballs!

No! Not the close-up! Not the close-up!

We surrender, T L!

My money’s on the one at the bottom

The results of your tests are back, Mrs. Penny, and I’m afraid those two growths are actually …  extra heads. There’s no medically sane reason why this should be happening, but unless we operate now, one of them could take over within weeks.

Antonieta è una madre meravigliosa, Jorge E.

And now, time for “The Avian Gourmet”

For the bird of refined tastes, a glorious afternoon’s cracker-tasting is one of life’s most sumptuous pleasures. The heady aroma of the wheat, the piquant delight of the perfectly roasted sesame seed — these infuse the soul with inspiration.

Having said this, it must be confessed that the standard concoction of flour and salt possesses a consistency as dry as one’s own Rabelaisian wit. So one must rejuvenate the palate between courses and ready it for the wonders yet to come.

While many of my colleagues are partial to a mild sorbet for this purpose, I prefer going straight to the source: Nature’s bounty, in this case, a succulent strawberry. The juice should not be too tart; we wish to cleanse the palate, not strip-mine it.

Also, an attendant with a napkin is usually advisable at this stage…

“The Avian Gourmet” is brought to you by the generous support of Emilie C. and viewers like you.

You’re gonna need a bigger bird

Pushing the envelope on the whole “birds on backs” theme, Mama Bird re-enacts the famous “evacuation of Saigon” photo from the 70’s.

By Petra Z via Pixdaus.

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