Birds Of A Feather

November 1st, 2010

Birds Of A Feather - Pets

You should see how they respond to the three wolf moon t-shirt.

(submitted by Anne)

37 Responses to “Birds Of A Feather”

  1. JD says:

    Those look like Flickers, a type of woodpecker. I wonder what the stpry is behind he having all of those!

  2. Noah says:

    Five baby flickers to raise!

    My idea of heaven.

    “Hey, hey–Tree Mom–WHERE’S OUR STUFF?”

  3. Bouteloua says:

    OMG Anne. This is too funny. Good thing that aren’t bald eagles…

  4. Nancy Ebbert says:

    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…

  5. Incindiaries says:

    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’ …

  6. Georgia says:

    What does it mean, “Van is Back”? And what’s with the scissors and the green bowl? Creepy.

  7. Señor Loco says:

    I’ve seen these birds before in the Audubon book. They’re called Grey Nipplepeckers.

  8. AndrewT says:

    Demon eyes … maniacal grin … owl glasses … scissors at the ready … caged wild beasts … has no-one else added up the clues here?

    • Roger says:

      “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).

    • Cameron says:

      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.

  9. Jeff says:

    wow, she is flocked up.

  10. caliboy28 says:

    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’…

  11. cowgirl says:

    Hey! I have that shirt! (minus the birds of course…)

  12. Jules says:

    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!

  13. Meg-o Meg-o says:

    it took me two days to realize those were real birds. Two days. And I actually like the Three Wolf Moon design.

    • powermuffin says:

      Everybody likes the Three Wolf Moon shirt, they just don’t want to be the first in their social circle to admit it.

  14. chemgirl says:

    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.

    • chemgirl says:

      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…

      • Uhhh.... says:

        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.

  15. kate says:

    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!

  16. GulfGirl says:

    Are there scissors in her right hand????

    • Jessi says:

      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.

  17. CarrieM says:

    I’m discovering a little bird phobia I didn’t know I had. One is OK, but more than 2 is a flock.

    • ScoutC says:

      “I went downtown to see Miss Brown, higglety pigglety now, now, now!” Think Tippi Hedren outside the school….

    • Nancy Ebbert says:

      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!

  18. Rick D says:

    Just to add to the general weirdness of the picture, it looks like there’s a pipe organ in the background.

  19. Oximus Maximus says:

    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”

  20. Sarah says:

    Bird People scare me.

  21. senora_jennifer says:

    What is in the cage next to her shoulder?? And BTW, the van is back!

    • schoolnurse says:

      Yes, people are ‘flocking’ to the van!

      • powermuffin says:

        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.

  22. powermuffin says:

    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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