Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The formerly blue bird of happiness

For some reason, there is a pile of feathers in my back yard.
I have no idea what kind of bird it is. They're about the same size as chicken feathers, but they're sort of blue and white. The pile is about the size of a large dinner plate.
What's odd is that there are no bones or guts or bloody spots. It's just a pile of feathers, as if some big blue bird suddenly decided to be a nudist.

In retrospect, I suppose it was only a matter of time before birds decided to rebel against the oppressive expectations of a prudish human society.

Yay for naked birds!
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15 comments:

Marilyn said...

When I read the title I was hoping the bird suddenly cheered up... but then nakedness is usually cheering. At least until somebody says, "eww".

whall said...

Maybe the bird is from the orient.

If so, maybe the asian bird flew?

Gwenhwyfar said...

Honest to god, I knew a guy who had this parrot that was a little insane. It used to pluck it's own feathers so it was bald from the neck down. It looked like a little plucked chicken with a parrot head stuck on. He would sit it on his shoulder when he was riding his bike and it would flap it's tiny naked wings.
This all sounds cute but it was also a vicious little fucker. He had two german shepherds and it would chase the dogs around. They were terrified of it. (we all were, actually)

Meloncutter said...

My guess to the origin of the feathers? A large carnivorous bird eating mammal farted.

Just a guess.

Kind of an interesting mental picture though, feathers flying out the back end of a big cat.

Wish I had that on video.

Damn!

Later Y'all.

Janna said...

Marilyn: I hate it when people say "ewwww" when they see me naked. Some of them even leave me there in the produce aisle all by myself.

Whall: *groooaaaann* :o

Gwen: I'm fascinated by the fact that TWO German shepherds were afraid of ONE bird. Didn't they realize they could just grab it like a frisbee?

Meloncutter: But at that point, they wouldn't be blue anymore...

Evil Genius said...

Is it molting season already? Damn. I wish I had a camera to catch all those naked birds in the act!

Desert Songbird said...

And you missed his strip tease. Way to go, Janna, and he did it just for YOU.

Gwenhwyfar said...

This is the same bird that bit through a turkey drumstick with one sickening crunch and ripped the head off a baby bird before throwing it off the deck. I think she could have taken them both at once.

Janna said...

EvilGenius: There could be a whole YouTube section devoted to it!

DesertSongbird: How do I know it was a "he"? Where do you look on birds to tell that sort of thing? I know if you wait long enough, an egg will come out of one but not the other... besides that, I'm stumped.

Gwen: I wonder why she was in such a lousy mood all the time. Was she just an avian misanthrope, or what?

Meloncutter said...

Damn.... Naked chicks in produce.

What a novel idea.



When ya coming down?

Later Y'all.

Mo said...

Sounds like a blue jay got it by a hawk.

Gwenhwyfar said...

If by "avian misanthrope" you mean "completely bat-shit insane", yes. If she was a human she would have been a serial killer. A really scary one.

Janna said...

Meloncutter: Awww, c'mon now, I'm sure your produce section is just teeming with naked chicks. Look closer.

Morgen: It seems like an awful lot of feathers for a blue jay... and wouldn't the hawk have left blood and guts or bones or something...?

Gwen: I've noticed that you keep mentioning this bird in the past tense. Is that because you just don't see the owner anymore, or did the bird meet an untimely end somehow?

Mo said...

Blue Jays are fairly large birds - and no, a hawk would grab & catch in the open like that, and eat somewhere more protected, unless its catch was too large to move.

Janna said...

Morgen: If only someone had caught the whole thing on tape, so I could know for sure....