You should see how they respond to the three wolf moon t-shirt.
(submitted by Anne)
Those look like Flickers, a type of woodpecker. I wonder what the stpry is behind he having all of those!
Five baby flickers to raise!
My idea of heaven.
“Hey, hey–Tree Mom–WHERE’S OUR STUFF?”
OMG Anne. This is too funny. Good thing that aren’t bald eagles…
What fortunate little flickers to have Anne for a foster mom. She is an amazing individual whose affinity for all kinds of wild creatures has saved many lives. Thanks for sharing this—it is a great treat to see…
She is a rehab-er, she has a huge macaw parrot in the cage, her husband does bird taxidermy, I think she was talking about how the wood-ies she has on her shirt react to a
DIFFERENT t-shirt that has wolves on it, (the one she is wearing has HORSES!) and she prob feeds the baby woodpeckers meal-worms (from the bowl) with forcep tweezers. I have no idea where the van has been, but I’m damned glad it’s BACK, and the orbs have to be otherwordly or light blobs. Other than that, I got nuthin’ …
What does it mean, “Van is Back”? And what’s with the scissors and the green bowl? Creepy.
I’ve seen these birds before in the Audubon book. They’re called Grey Nipplepeckers.
Demon eyes … maniacal grin … owl glasses … scissors at the ready … caged wild beasts … has no-one else added up the clues here?
“Demon eyes, maniacal grin….” You don’t know the half of it. I’m MARRIED to this crazy lady! Loved all of your comments. Yes, she is a wildlife rehabilitator and yes, those are flickers. You folks are perceptive! BTW, all of these nestlings survived and were successfully released (down by the river, although with a pickup truck, not a van).
You nailed it, it looks like something out of a bad B-film. Or someone Dr. Evil would hire since he couldn’t get anyone to give him sharks with laser beams on their heads.
wow, she is flocked up.
In an ironic twist (if she is, indeed, a wildlife rehabilitator) – there appears to be a stuffed (as in by a taxidermist) bird mounted to the wall in the top right hand corner. Maybe those scissors are for more than a little wing clippin’…
Hey! I have that shirt! (minus the birds of course…)
I actually cried from laughter when I read the comment on this one. Then I looked closely at the rest of the picture and now won’t be able to fall asleep. I think the tv is trying to tell her & her birds to go live in a van down by the river!
it took me two days to realize those were real birds. Two days. And I actually like the Three Wolf Moon design.
Everybody likes the Three Wolf Moon shirt, they just don’t want to be the first in their social circle to admit it.
This is all strange, including the orb over her left (our right) shoulder. It’s probably the spirit of the bird that got in the way of the scissors. Or the van.
And as a side note – what the heck is on the other side of that wierd jailhouse wall/window – is it a marmot or something way up in the corner? So bizarre…
Umm…there is more than just one ORB in that photo..Take a REALLY good look over her right shoulder..they just aren’t as bright or big. there is one over the dark picture frame and then one to the right of that towards the ceiling…she must have disturbed angered some animal’s spirit by stuffing and mounting their carcasses…the animal spirit world must not like that.
At first the only thing I saw was THE VAN IS BACK too. It took me a minute to realize there were actual, live birds on her shirt. On a side note, it looks like she’s a wildlife rehabber. Those look like baby flickers or woodpeckers. My hats off to you lady, I have great respect for all the hard work bird rehabilitators do!
Don’t think I would want woodpeckers climbing on me.
In Soviet Russia, the ‘flickr’ gets posted on you!
Are there scissors in her right hand????
If those are, in fact, scissors she’s probably just clipping their wings.
Not a practice I agree with, but I’ll leave it at that.
I’m discovering a little bird phobia I didn’t know I had. One is OK, but more than 2 is a flock.
“I went downtown to see Miss Brown, higglety pigglety now, now, now!” Think Tippi Hedren outside the school….
Anne is a wild bird rehabilitator. When orphan birds are brought in to northeastern Utah, if anyone can save them, Anne can. Kudos to you, Anne!
Just to add to the general weirdness of the picture, it looks like there’s a pipe organ in the background.
wow it took me a second look to realize the birds were not a part of the shirt, i was lookn at the tv “van is back”
Bird People scare me.
You must be easily frightened…
Sara, sometimes I scare MYSELF! Especially when I am covered in flickers! LOL. Anne
What is in the cage next to her shoulder?? And BTW, the van is back!
Yes, people are ‘flocking’ to the van!
Very funny, both of you.
You can tell that I am not a fan of TV because I did not even notice the all-important message about the van being back. Too bad it didn’t say that Jean-Claude van Damme is back. That might have gotten my attention.
I was totally going to make a remark about the three wolf moon shirt. We think alike! Am I the only one who originally thought the birds were part of the shirt design?
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