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PurlyGyrl
08-23-2005, 02:06 PM
:waving: Been awhile since I've logged on. Been reading lots of messages--I read the beginning of your message on swifts and ballwinders. As as new knitter, I wasn't sure what those were. :?? Then I remembered from your blog you are a birdwatcher . . . . and I thought wow--those must be some really exotic species you've seen recently. :happydance: I was imagining all these little feathered creatures swooping down from the sky, picking up twigs and grass and stings and winding them into ball shaped nests . . . . THEN :doh: :figureditout:

Yes, I will go stand in the corner now ;)

amy
08-23-2005, 02:22 PM
"Swift" definitely sounds like a bird name!
"Ballwinder", that's definitely more of a stretch. :roflhard:

KellyK
08-23-2005, 07:16 PM
There ARE swifts! We have chimney swifts all over here....Ive never seen one land. I can only identify them in flight...they have an interesting flight pattern and a boomerang shape.

But...BALLWINDERS??? :roflhard:

Our landscape designer (at work) and I are good friends...we had a BLAST one day coming up with bird names!
Hairy-chested Buttscratch
Hoary Barhopper (there is actually a prairie plant called "Hoary Vervain"...I believe his lovely assistant is "Monarda", another prairie plant)
Green-toed Jellocreeper

Vendie
08-23-2005, 07:22 PM
My favorite is the blue-footed boobie...

That's right, I managed to get BOOBIE into a post about birds!

:roflhard:

KellyK
08-23-2005, 07:28 PM
For everyone's inquiring minds, blue-footed boobys are REAL.

Vendie
08-23-2005, 09:37 PM
Aren't they just the coolest birds ever?

Ingrid
08-23-2005, 10:07 PM
:thinking: I don't see any boobs, though. :thinking:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
08-23-2005, 10:13 PM
Our landscape designer (at work) and I are good friends...we had a BLAST one day coming up with bird names!
Hairy-chested Buttscratch

Can't believe you're getting away with THIS ONE, KK! :fingerwag:

KellyK
08-23-2005, 10:21 PM
Is it too much? Ill remove it if anyone is offended. :oops:

brendajos
08-23-2005, 10:26 PM
well here ya go. check out the name of this cute little boyds bears & friends squirrel. cute little innocent company and they slide this one in!



http://www.simplycollectible.com/Catalog/product.aspx?id=84804&cat_id=437

i had to have it even though i hate stuffed animals that are holding things!

KellyK
08-23-2005, 10:27 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Ingrid
08-23-2005, 10:37 PM
Ditto! :roflhard: :roflhard: Grabby! :roflhard: :roflhard:

BinkyKat
08-23-2005, 11:46 PM
i had to have it even though i hate stuffed animals that are holding things!

Now that is a good specific example of things to dislike.... not any of that mamby pamby "I hate strawberries" or "I hate green"

:roflhard: :roflhard:

Vendie
08-24-2005, 07:15 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: