Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gypsy Birds

I really need to update my scoring board. But as a reminder, birdhouses that are not functional are scored. Those birdhouses serving a purpose to the greater bird community get a pass.

emilyt comments and submits:
Nothing says bird house like a hanging plastic trailer!
If only birds had little trucks and little bird hands so they could open the door

Score

Camper birdhouse so the birds can migrate in style: 1 point

Subtotal: 1 point

Creativity Bonus

For a completely nonfunctional trailer birdhouse which looks like is hanging from a larger trailer (which may or may not function): 2 points

Total: 3 points

I bet the wrens peak in the windows and beat on the front door in frustration.





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8 comments:

  1. It comes with its own plastic (silk?) flowers. Does that mean an other point?

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  2. No, but I am beginning to wonder if that is a remote control on the upper right. Perhaps it opens like a garage door? But then again, there is still the little problem of birds lacking hands.

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  3. Nice find, emilyt! Back in '65, my family took one of these things on a cross-country trip from NC to California and back. This is about the real size of the thing, so I'm not sure it's meant for birds.

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  4. Now that I look again (and I can't seem to quit staring at it), I see a string of lights? Does that count as holiday-ish?

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  5. I saw the string of lights also, but in the world of traveling trailers and RV parks, lights are used as a festive year around touch. So I would need more proof if it was strictly intended for holidays.

    But good call, SusanH

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  6. I get it about the lights. At our house, we call our same ol' string 'Fiesta Lights' after the New Year. Mostly, I just wanted emilyt to think I was trying to help a buddy...but now that she's gaining on me fast, she's on her own!

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  7. We have one of these (identical right down to the curly wire hanger), and have had birds live in it. (Look carefully, it's wood, not plastic.) Zero points.

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  8. uh oh Craig@Ellis Hollow... I would not let emilyt know were you live.

    I usually don't take points away. My bad call, so she gains. Although I probably would have been persuaded on the day I posted. You are a tough negotiator. I will enjoy your opinions.

    Um, how do the birds get in?

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