Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm The Worst Storyteller Around

Tufted Puffin, Common Murre (standing behind puffin's tail) and Thick-billed Murres lounge and loaf on a cliff at Buldir Island, AK.

Phew. There's been a lot of blogging lately. A lot of blogging. It ain't easy coming up with all of this gold for you people. We here at BB&B have a firm belief in the DIY ethic, which keeps us ad-free and unbeholden to any organizations or sponsors (i.e. optics companies), and god knows there insn't much in it for us. We're just doing it for The Cause. Unlike the recent rash of multi-author collaboration on many of the more popular bird blogs, BB&B and is run by myself, with only a small team of subservient lackies and interns at my disposal. Of course, The Great Ornithologist Felonious Jive puts in a word or two now and then, which is indispensable.

Tufted Puffins spend considerable time sitting around and looking at stuff. I can appreciate that.

How do you think the blogkrieg is going? I've been trying my best to maximize my output for ya'll, which can be hard.  Unlike other birdaholics, I do think other things are important (i.e. girls, music, a social life), so I don't always have time to......whats that you say?  What is this thing called "a social life"? It may be too late for you my awkward friend. Your human relationships may be few, but at least your lists are high. 

There must have been a tea party.

Juvenile Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch.

On that bizarre note, I'm not entirely sure that 4 days in Vegas is good for someone suffering from an acute case of Post Ivory Gull Fail Traumatic Stress Syndrome, but it is what it is.  Have a positive weekend!

I'm not really confident about what is going on here, but it was not unusual to see Black-legged Kittiwakes and Thick-billed Murres having aerial skirmishes. The kittiwakes always won.


  1. Ha, just you and NOFX doin it for the cause, huh? Great photos of the puffins. I'm mad jealous.

  2. Its a plan, a scam, a diagram, its for the benefit of everyone!