They do, sometimes.
Take for example, the seagull that stole a pair of hot pink knickers (truth be told, it was a thong) straight off a clothesline, only to be spotted minutes later wearing said garment over his head.
I mean, anybirdie with an ounce of self respect – and common sense, would agree that regardless of feather stripe, knickers don’t belong on yer head!
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Each month will bring commentary on current happenings from a rather jaded, salty-beaked seagull’s point of new.
Now remember, seagulls are not like parrots, they tend to have saucier beaks and squawk endlessly of wildly exaggerated tales of adventure – usually involving the theft of knickers, fries or other tasty treats from unwitting humans. Seagulls are also not known for being polite as most have graduated from the school of Hard Knocks, having to learn how to survive and thrive on the edge!
So watch this space (page) for The Roost’s resident seagull’s perspective on anything and everything a bird can find in a parking lot, on the wing, underneath pooped-on newspaper, or something completely out of left birdie field!
P.S. A name for The Roost’s seagull would be most helpful (Morty had some suggestions, but let’s just say they aren’t repeatable!) so suggestions welcome!
All birdies know scritchies are like gold, especially during the dreaded molting season when every pin feather itchies like crazy.
See Cheeks’ thinking around scritchies here.
What do you get when you combine Morty’s ever-present wit, his best bot buddies and an intriguing new word (corona) – you get more Morty hilarity and levity of course!
In April’s Beneath the Cage Grate, Morty is educated (by know-it-all Alexa) on the origins of the word ‘Corona’. He’s also introduced to Roomba’s new tag game buddy.
And FINALLY, Morty gets to snack on a piece of that special toast!
Read about Morty’s latest adventure here.
With all the anxiety and confusion out there around COVID-19, Sherri reflects on the current reality of our readers being under lockdown.
In her April issue of Feathered Frenzy, Sherri reassures us that the threat of humans passing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to our bird companions (and other pets too) is very low.
Read Sherri’s full article here.
What is Project 366? Read more here. Today’s picture captures the iconic pose of the Red-breasted Nuthatch – clinging to a tree trunk, upside down and with its head cocked checking out its surrounding. Nuthatches are curious yet cautious. Yesterday, as we were walking along the Whitemud Ravine south of the Snow valley trail head […]
via Project 366 – Post No. 363 – Red-breasted Nuthatch striking a pose — The Birds are Calling
As states issue stay-at-home orders, animal shelters have had to close their doors. They’re coming up with new ways to find homes as they brace for an onslaught of puppies and kittens.(Image credit: Sara Cano/ Humane Society of Harlingen, Texas )
via Animal Shelters Urge Humans Confined To Home By Coronavirus Outbreak To Adopt — National : NPR
Posted by Bob Lefebvre With spring finally in the air and migrants starting to arrive in numbers, this is the time of year that birders anticipate the most. This year was especially exciting for Calgary birders who were involved in the 2020 Challenge, a year-long effort to see as many species as one could within…
via Bird YYC2020 Challenge Suspended — Birds Calgary
Images of the Sanderling and Ruddy Turnstone. Both are wading birds found along the coasts.
via Sanderlings and a Ruddy Turnstone — Earthwatcher
When it comes to seeds (plants, too, but that’s not relevant here), I’m always thinking of 1 (or 2 or 3) more things I meant to buy. No problem: fire up the laptop and put in one more order. But around the middle of March, I noticed suddenly that lots of seeds at lots of […]
via Where Have All the Seeds Gone? — gardeninacity