It’s been a heck of a week, hasn’t it? The amount of bird love that was on this blog was absurd and the fear is that 10,000 Birds will now be considered some kind of sick fetish porn site. Which, if you think about it, we kind of are already if only in a very abstract way. After all, birders like titillation and visual depictions of the objects of their affection as much, if not more, than most people. Even the name “bird-watcher” is a clear sign of our voyeuristic ways.
But can you blame us? Birds are magnificent to look at and we like to look. Birds are fascinating to learn about and we like to learn. Birds are just plain awesome and we are more than willing to give up sleep, weekends, and our sanity in order to spend more time with feathered creatures. Sure, birders by our very nature may be voyeuristic perverts stalking and staring at birds but there is nothing wrong with that! Hopefully Bird Love Week, if it did nothing else, allowed us all to let our freak flag fly and enjoy birds being birds no matter what they were doing at the time.
And what did we cover? Here is the full line-up of Bird Love Week posts:
Sunday, 22 April
Monday, 23 April
Mating American Oystercatchers
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Courtship Dance
Tuesday, 24 April
Bird Love Week: How They Get It Done
Maroon-tailed Parakeets Love Making
Wednesday, 25 April
Osprey Love in Northern California
Thursday, 26 April
Friday, 27 April
Polyandry and Polygynandry on the Tundra
Saturday, 28 April
You’d Better Shape Up Up Up Up
We just hope that we didn’t finish too soon and that all of our readers are fully satiated. What will be our next theme week? We won’t say but we will leave a clue – it will follow logically from this one!
A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?
Bird Love Week is seven days of exploration of avian amore here on 10,000 Birds from April 22-28. We love birds, and the topic of birds loving other birds and in the process making more birds is a fascinating one we know you will enjoy. Mike, Corey, and a bevy of Beat Writers have been working on this one for awhile as the perfect expression of our love of all things avian. To see all of our Bird Love Week posts, just click here. But be warned – Bird Love Week is neither for the faint of heart nor for the permanently prudish – you may end up with images that you never imagined seared onto your brain.
I’m sorry I missed contributing to this great week of Bird Porn…I mean Love. I’m just now catching up with all the Bird Love articles after my trip to the Keys and Dry Tortugas, and thoroughly enjoying all of them. Good job! On to the next Special Week!