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Lookit the birdies!


I was just sitting here with my feet up — I picked a shitload of blackberries and made a shitload of delicious bramble jam (which is what you call it when you make blackberry jam from wild berries) — when it dawned on me…I posted that rude M’chelle picture last night. I have to come up with a post for today.

So, please accept this picture of a mummy gull and a baby gull what I took at the beach a few days ago. Okay, that might be a daddy gull, but the speckledy one is definitely a juvenile. They stay spotty like that for a couple of years and hang around their parents. Ummm…if I remember my birdiculture correctly.

Note that the adult bird is banded. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is all over our area.

Thanks to everyone who threw me a link today. Nothing like a ‘lanche to cheer the dessicated lump of pure evil I call a heart.


Comment from dfbaskwill
Time: September 22, 2009, 8:35 pm

Even birds have to be approved by the guvmint now, I suppose. Soon bird droppings will be deemed a protected substance, and cleaning them off your cars will be banned. Or something.

Comment from mongo
Time: September 22, 2009, 10:37 pm

What’s better than shitload berry jam? Hence the birds, I suppose. I get how you are subtly linking the two seemingly unrelated topics. How very sneaky. Gotta hankerin’ for shitload jam, I bet it goes just smashing with canned haggis! (probably not.)

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: September 23, 2009, 9:05 am

You know what would really cheer that dessicated lump of pure evil?

Comment from Brigette
Time: September 23, 2009, 9:54 am

You’re most welcome for yesterday’s link. Afraid I won’t be linking to the gulls, however. My blog has standards, you know. Klingon first ladies are a better fit than birds and bramble jam.

Comment from Tesla
Time: September 23, 2009, 11:48 am


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 23, 2009, 1:02 pm

I put you in with the Moronosphere, Brigette. Somehow, I thought you were already there.

Comment from Brigette
Time: September 23, 2009, 2:16 pm

Thanks — though I’m not sure that’s where I belong. I have no connection to Ace of Spades, am strictly independent.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: September 23, 2009, 5:32 pm

DAMN! I think your bird just shat on my Explorer there, stoatie………

Ah well, at least he missed ME!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: September 23, 2009, 6:16 pm

Oh. My bad. It’s just that so many names in your blogroll were from the list (including Ace).

Would you rather be on the other side?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: September 23, 2009, 7:12 pm

Silly weasel. We are all , on ‘the other side’.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: September 23, 2009, 7:24 pm

Welcome to the Dark Side, Brigitte. Enjoy the Kittehs…. 😉

(quick, stoatie!! post some kitteh pics!!)

Comment from Nancy Pants
Time: September 24, 2009, 9:54 pm

Ya know…

That top bird looks more like a Peregrine Falcon than a gull.

Comment from find the quote
Time: June 13, 2011, 6:39 pm

Hello Earth
Hello Earth
With just one hand help up high
I can blot you out,
Out of sight
Peek-a-boo, Little Earth.

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