Friday, June 29, 2012


Here are some more birds, most of which I don’t know the official names.  So, as before, I have given them my own names.  Any suggestions?  One of my more knowledgable followers (hi, Alison) identified many from the first group.

Brown-topped, yellow chested loving birds

Cross-eyed hoo yoo bird

Mallard ducks (unless otherwise overruled)

Yellow crested electrical outlet bird

Ok, you know that is my little cockatiel, Pepper, who does love to sleep on top of electrical outlets.

Grey-wing freezing bird

Sumkinda parrot

Multi-colored redhead (brick color?) (Call it a 'brickhead?)

Leavemealone bird

Now this one I know -- One legged stork

Yeah, they're flamingos  (unless they are something else)

Okay, I asked for it.  One of my faithful followers (hello again, Alison), has done a bit of research for the first Gorgeous Bird post, and come up with the following:

Bird identities--

Third picture: cedar waxwings. Fifth picture down: red-winged blackbird. Sixth: Mandarin duck, non-native. Seventh: looks clearly a member of the Kingfisher family, but I'm not seeing orange on the face on Sibley; might be a non-native variant because everything else is clearly kingfisher about it. Last: indigo bunting.

I spent a lot of time flipping through Sibley. Bird second to last: like a bluebird, but the colors are reversed and it's got a bit of a crossbill. Not a Crossbill, no blue ones there, hmmm...


Fun -

A trucker came into a truck stop cafe and placed his order.  He said, “I want three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards.” The brand new waitress, not wanting to appear stupid, went to the kitchen and said to the cook, “This guy out there just ordered three flat tires, a pair of headlights and a pair of running boards.
What does he think this place is, an auto parts store?” “No,” the cook said. “Three flat tires mean three pancakes, a pair of headlights is two eggs sunny side up, and running boards are two slices of crisp bacon.”

“Oh, OK!’ said the waitress. She thought about it for a moment and then spooned up a bowl of beans and gave it to the customer.

The trucker asked, “What are the beans for?” She replied, “I thought while you were waiting for the flat tires, headlights and running boards, you might as well gas up!”

1 comment:

  1. The second one--show me the band and maybe I could find you the name of that peregrine fledgling. Adults have white chests, young'uns have brown and white to tell the adults they don't have to fight them off their territories, those are just kids messin' around.