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Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

Serra has discovered the front facing camera.

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LITERALLY A BIRD
Sep 27, 2008

I knew you were trouble
when you flew in



omg

Disco Salmon
Jun 19, 2004


Captain Log posted:

Serra has discovered the front facing camera.



Serra you are entirely too cute to be real.

HOW do you do it??

GoldStandardConure
Jun 11, 2010

I have to kill fast
and mayflies too slow



Pillbug

here is my instagram if you want to see more Tango pictures (there are only 2 at the moment, but will be uploading more over time)

https://www.instagram.com/300chickens/

Oldsrocket_27
Apr 28, 2009


Day 2 of having our infant son home. Nicky seems fine as long as he's not too close, but is afraid of him a little bit. Like, just enough to move away, but not enough to freak out. It appears the jealousy has yet to set in, hopefully it never does.

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

The Smuggest Cockatoo got posted on the Portland Facebook Group.

I thought I'd share -

Ansith
Nov 8, 2010

Elongated Baked Bean

ASK ME ABOUT MY DREAMS OF CYBERING WITH MALE FRIENDS, WHY BLACK PEOPLE ARE RESPECTABLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY, AND MY FIXATION WITH ANAL INSERTION



Been a while since I last checked out the thread or posted. Some of you might remember my two birds Scallop and Chicken.

They're both still doing great, Scallop is just over one year old now and chicken is almost one.

Scallop has mastered the wolf whistle, she even finishes it off if you do the first part. Still very attached to me, even with chicken around.

Chicken is still afraid of hands and forearms but loves shoulders. She's perfectly comfortable with people now even when scallop isn't with her but just can't handle fingers near her if they're moving. Hasn't been a problem since instead of hands she has her special tray that she gets on to.

Scallop with some post bath red dye from a toy


Chicken climbing all over me

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

Ansith posted:

Been a while since I last checked out the thread or posted. Some of you might remember my two birds Scallop and Chicken.

They're both still doing great, Scallop is just over one year old now and chicken is almost one.

Scallop has mastered the wolf whistle, she even finishes it off if you do the first part. Still very attached to me, even with chicken around.

Chicken is still afraid of hands and forearms but loves shoulders. She's perfectly comfortable with people now even when scallop isn't with her but just can't handle fingers near her if they're moving. Hasn't been a problem since instead of hands she has her special tray that she gets on to.

Scallop with some post bath red dye from a toy


Chicken climbing all over me


Awww, they still have their little bright baby beaks.

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.


Owning a grey in 2 pictures

Chillin out with his best friend



OR MURDEROUS RAGE FOR FLESH

Jose Oquendo fucked around with this message at 00:22 on Jun 3, 2020

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



Greys are good and although I will never have one myself, I love them.

Did anyone order juvenile birds? Because I've got a bunch of baby birds screaming at me when I go to shift now.

A young California Towhee, who not only screeched horribly the entire time I held them, but continued screaming after release, landed in a nearby tree and continued the horrible noise for several minutes.

So you know, baby birds.

Young European Starlings are quite plain looking!

I mean I think they are still very nice looking birds but significantly less colorful.

As a side note, I typically find them in pairs. Siblings, perhaps?

What doofs



House Sparrows, the smart ones escape as I approach


We have so many of these little friends

House finch babby.



Some goslings that are way too big to fit in the traps even if they tried


Lastly, a bonus friend from one trap:

I've just started taking my old camera to work today, so hopefully I'll have some higher quality pictures soon.

Stay safe and comfy, birds and bird friends!

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

You have the literal best job.

Bonus Serra Photobomb -



She is enjoying her new mirror friend.

Pookah
Aug 21, 2008

Caw





Hannah

I bet if you spoke to him in that first pic he'd just snuggle his beak into his shoulder more firmly, as a hint that he is too busy snoozing for conversation.

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



Captain Log posted:

You have the literal best job.

Bonus Serra Photobomb -



She is enjoying her new mirror friend.

Although adorable, I can't help the weird nerd brain screaming at me

Is that a Michael Whelan print in the background? Golden Dream? I had to go look up the name but I recognized it instantly.

Sorry, I know I kinda failed as an artist but he's the artist who inspired me to become one and I can't help but notice his work. Really cheered me up, beyond just 'cute bird pics'

I have a signed print of Dragon Fire on my wall, it's a prized possession of mine.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Chaosfeather posted:

Although adorable, I can't help the weird nerd brain screaming at me

Is that a Michael Whelan print in the background? Golden Dream? I had to go look up the name but I recognized it instantly.

Sorry, I know I kinda failed as an artist but he's the artist who inspired me to become one and I can't help but notice his work. Really cheered me up, beyond just 'cute bird pics'

I have a signed print of Dragon Fire on my wall, it's a prized possession of mine.

I have bought books purely on the strength of Michael Whelan's cover art. He's really good at what he does.

(The best purchase of this type was the Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman, which I bought in a used bookstore in California on a trip to see family. The back of the book's description wasn't very good but the cover art was SO drat good I bought books 1+3 and found book 2 later, just so I could have that art. And to my delight the inside of the book was good, with an engaging story about a priest and a vampire in a weird fantasy/sci-fi world.)

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



StrixNebulosa posted:

I have bought books purely on the strength of Michael Whelan's cover art. He's really good at what he does.

(The best purchase of this type was the Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman, which I bought in a used bookstore in California on a trip to see family. The back of the book's description wasn't very good but the cover art was SO drat good I bought books 1+3 and found book 2 later, just so I could have that art. And to my delight the inside of the book was good, with an engaging story about a priest and a vampire in a weird fantasy/sci-fi world.)

Goddamn you just sold me on some books with that combo.

And yes, I've bought books solely on going "hey I know that artist! I generally like the stories he paints for...."

Time to grow to my ever-growing books-to-read pile. Sorry for the derail, thread! Hope to be back with a bird pic from today in thanks.

Potato Salad
Oct 23, 2014

Nobody Cares




Tortured By Flan

LITERALLY A BIRD posted:

Here's Ama flipping out on his wheel post-bath yesterday, sound on.


https://i.imgur.com/G0EL2J0.mp4


I'm in love with the enraged little HONK!! a couple seconds in where he's so worked up he forgets how to breathe

e: cannot figure how to make it smaller

i would die for him

Pookah
Aug 21, 2008

Caw





LITERALLY A BIRD posted:

Here's Ama flipping out on his wheel post-bath yesterday, sound on


I'm in love with the enraged little HONK!! a couple seconds in where he's so worked up he forgets how to breathe

e: cannot figure how to make it smaller
He's just SO BUSY SO HARD AT WORK, it's amazing

So many lovely birbs in this thread, seeing them all is a real bright spot in my day

Edit: I know people are mostly only joking about greys being evil , but in my experience, African greys are very reasonable and sweet-natured, they only get violent when they are ignored. Unfortunately they communicate a lot by subtle bits of body language, so often what seems like an attack out of the blue is, to the bird an.explosion of bad temper after many hints being ignored. Pookie used to bite fairly often, but hasn't bitten anyone for years now because we are all much better at seeing what the heck she is saying. Nowadays it just blows my mind when I see someone try to cuddle her when she's puffed like a football and has her rage face on to defend a potential nest site. Basically, they are smart birbs and we are dopey monkeys a lot of the time.

(however some birds are just straight-up assholes)

Pookah fucked around with this message at 16:35 on Jun 3, 2020

Inglonias
Mar 7, 2013

I WILL PUT THIS FLAG ON FREAKING EVERYTHING BECAUSE IT IS SYMBOLIC AS HELL SOMEHOW

On the off chance that this will help someone:

A cockatiel (presumably one with an owner that misses them) was found in Dallas yesterday, and their owner is yet to be found.

Plant MONSTER.
Mar 16, 2018

you owe your life to plants. think about it.

be grateful.

tuckered himself out!



don't make any noise... don't make any noise *floorboard creaks*



shoot

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

Chaosfeather posted:

Although adorable, I can't help the weird nerd brain screaming at me

Is that a Michael Whelan print in the background? Golden Dream? I had to go look up the name but I recognized it instantly.

Sorry, I know I kinda failed as an artist but he's the artist who inspired me to become one and I can't help but notice his work. Really cheered me up, beyond just 'cute bird pics'

I have a signed print of Dragon Fire on my wall, it's a prized possession of mine.

You have one hell of an eye!

My father was a very smalltime published horror author in the 80's and used to read voraciously. He has multiple signed Whelan prints he picked up from seeing them on the cover of books he read. That one was from my great grandfather, who died before I was born. He sent some money from England and told my father to get an heirloom that I'd keep around. Dad picked that and it's hung over my bed most of my life. The funny thing is my great grandfather wore a gold pinky ring his whole life, which got handed down to my father, which got handed down to me twenty years ago. I've worn it every day for twenty years.

I think Whelan inscribed it, "To Logan, may all your dreams be golden ones!"

Despite never being alive at the same time, my great grandfather managed to pass down multiple heirlooms to his only great grandchild. (I also have his camera from WWII and a lot of wild stuff. If I could meet one person who died before I was around it would be him.)

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

In TFR, I was complaining at being bored a posted a random Serra picture -

Captain Log posted:

...
God drat, this lockdown is getting old. I need more busywork.

BIRD!



Cyrano then told me to look closer. I cannot believe I missed this -

Cyrano4747 posted:

Look again man, looks like you're missing a hint



I need to pay more attention.

LITERALLY A BIRD
Sep 27, 2008

I knew you were trouble
when you flew in




they're all so offended

LITERALLY A BIRD
Sep 27, 2008

I knew you were trouble
when you flew in



Captain Log posted:

In TFR, I was complaining at being bored a posted a random Serra picture -


Cyrano then told me to look closer. I cannot believe I missed this -


I need to pay more attention.

Cyrano knows what he's talking about.

DarkHorse
Dec 13, 2006

Vroom Vroom, BEEP BEEP!

Nap Ghost

Eejit posted:

If something is wrong (explicitly, if humans are not holding birb) Teeka yells. What a great communicator

Captain Log
Oct 2, 2006

Captain Log posted:

"I AINT DYING! Choo choo motherfucker!"



Fun Shoe

LITERALLY A BIRD posted:

Cyrano knows what he's talking about.

Chaosfeather
Nov 4, 2008



Captain Log posted:

You have one hell of an eye!

My father was a very smalltime published horror author in the 80's and used to read voraciously. He has multiple signed Whelan prints he picked up from seeing them on the cover of books he read. That one was from my great grandfather, who died before I was born. He sent some money from England and told my father to get an heirloom that I'd keep around. Dad picked that and it's hung over my bed most of my life. The funny thing is my great grandfather wore a gold pinky ring his whole life, which got handed down to my father, which got handed down to me twenty years ago. I've worn it every day for twenty years.

I think Whelan inscribed it, "To Logan, may all your dreams be golden ones!"

Despite never being alive at the same time, my great grandfather managed to pass down multiple heirlooms to his only great grandchild. (I also have his camera from WWII and a lot of wild stuff. If I could meet one person who died before I was around it would be him.)

That's incredibly sweet and I'm so happy you have such wonderful heirlooms! Also a good family and borb.

Because I promised, someone here silently ordered more baby starlings.

I know this because I encountered a good 30 of them. And they were ALL MOLTING.

You know what the wailing sounds like. You KNOW.

Several traps were like this, I had to stop taking pictures and start catching birds else I was going to run out of time.

Bonus Towhee, I think this is my favorite picture of the species thus far. Perfectly captures their grace.

Also this grumpy house sparrow was shockingly chill.

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CROWS EVERYWHERE
Dec 17, 2012

CAW CAW CAW



Dinosaur Gum

Chaosfeather posted:


Several traps were like this, I had to stop taking pictures and start catching birds else I was going to run out of time.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Chaosfeather posted:


Bonus Towhee, I think this is my favorite picture of the species thus far. Perfectly captures their grace.


unhand me at once, knave! i will not stand for this indignity!!!

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