Amy
ABOUT ME - My name is Amy and I'm a birder living in central Florida. On this blog I post book and birding product reviews as well as birder gift ideas and announcements related to my birder gift shop on this site. I also have a personal birding blog called Powered By Birds.

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Archive: Funny

I Need A Wild Turkey!

Posted on April 1st, 2013 in Funny, Video

I’m adding this to my wish list right now!!

What’s a nird? Funny Amazon.com typo

Posted on February 16th, 2013 in Birding Blooper, Books, Funny, Products

A while back I came across a funny typo on Amazon.com. The title of the book RSPB British Birdfinder was instead indicated to be a Nirdfinder. The error has since been corrected.

Nirdfinder_S
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If you see an error in a product description or title on Amazon, it’s easy to submit editing suggestions. Just scroll down to the bottom of the product page to the blue Feedback box and click on the appropriate link to either update product information or provide feedback on images or price.

Share your Wingscapes photos!

Posted on January 8th, 2013 in Backyard Birds, Funny, Products

Did you get a new Wingscapes BirdCam for Christmas? Consider sharing your photos with the Wingscapes BirdCam Flickr group. The group is fun to browse, with BirdCammers located all over the world. Your photos can contribute! At one time the creators of the camera kept a life list of all species captured via their product; I’m not sure they still do this, but you never know. Your cam might just capture something that’s never been BirdCammed before!

Common Grackles
Common Grackles enjoying suet balls in Florida: Caught on a Wingscapes BirdCam!

Video: Gull Steals Sunset

Posted on September 17th, 2012 in Funny, Video

A gull nabbed a running GoPro camera in San Francisco and took it for a joyride. 59 seconds of laridae laughs:

Upside down envy

Posted on January 10th, 2012 in Backyard Birds, Funny, Products

I was looking at bird houses an Amazon.com the other day when I ran across this Perky-Pet feeder. The Tufted Titmouse on the left side seems to be having trouble using the feeder.


Perky-Pet Metro 2-in-1 Bird Feeder

There are birds that feed while hanging or standing upside down. Take, for instance, the, uh, statue of a nuthatch on this feeder:


No No Bronze Original Bird Feeder

Then there are bird feeders designed so the patrons have to hang upside down on them, like this feeder for finches:


Birdscapes Upside Down Goldfinch Feeder

The unconventional titmouse gets around. I found him on a Birdscapes feeder, too. Maybe it wishes it was a goldfinch or a nuthatch.


Birdscapes Copper Wild Bird Feeder inset with Perky-Pet close-up

May Giveaway: Caption Contest!

Posted on May 31st, 2011 in Contest, Funny, Giveaway

With all the chaos I’ve experienced these last few weeks, I thought it was a good time to post my first caption contest with this funny (?) photo. It is Photoshopped from an original I’d really like to link to, but my computer is in the shop and I can’t find it in my jumble of backup files. So you’ll just have to trust me that it’s not really modified that much, I just removed a couple of stray geese. If you click on the image to see the large version, you can see the extent of my Photoshopping skills (not so hot). Post your clever caption as a comment on this blog post. Up for grabs is our shop-branded I Brake For Birds license plate frame.

The contest is open to everyone (global). Post your caption by Friday, June 10th. The winning captionist (or captionista) will be chosen and notified sometime on Saturday, June 11th (hopefully – told you things were kind of chaotic around here). Good luck!

May is Warbler Neck Awareness Month

Posted on April 11th, 2011 in Funny, Products, Warbler Neck Awareness

This week we’re kicking off a campaign for Warbler Neck Awareness Month in May. Warbler Neck (WN) Awareness is symbolized by a cerulean blue awareness ribbon-feather.

What is warbler neck? Who suffers from Warbler Neck, and what are the symptoms? Is there a cure? We’ll discuss these topics and more over the next few weeks.

We’ll also be sharing our new line of Warbler Neck Awareness t-shirts and gifts. These products feature original designs with the cerulean blue awareness ribbon-feather and other illustrations and slogans promoting Warbler Neck Awareness.

Join us here at MagnificentFrigatebird.com and at our sister site, Birdorable, for more about Warbler Neck over the next few weeks.

T-Shirt Tuesday: Beast of Birding

Posted on August 10th, 2010 in Funny, T-Shirt Tuesday

This week’s highlighted shirt, Beast of Birding, is for all you Stones fans. Did you know the boys were birders? Bette, too, though she had to change some of the lyrics to suit a female singer birder. Rock on!


Singing bird misinformation clock

Posted on July 8th, 2009 in Birding Blooper, Funny, Products

This clock is sitting on the shelf at our local Walgreen’s drug store.

Singing Bird Clock

I’ve thought of buying them out just to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, but I’m afraid that will just encourage them to stock more. You can click on the above photo to see it bigger at flickr or just look at the partial close-up below.

Singing Bird Clock

Of course I’d prefer a Birdorable clock anyway, if I’m looking for a bird-themed wall clock (even if they don’t sing).

Got Bird Breath?

Posted on April 30th, 2009 in Funny

BirdBreath is a fun collection of bird-related comics published 5 days a week over at birdbreath.com. The regular cast of characters includes feeder birds & other wild birds as well as pet birds and the cartoons are cute and witty and worth checking out.

You can embed the latest comics on your site and be sure to check out the BirdBreath books, too!