The Audubon Society made this lovely guide to when a bird is a birb
@else i didn't realize parakeets were urban birds o .o
@else I'm so glad I saw a picture of a junco captioned "dark-eyed junco (birb)" today
@else this makes me happy because it hits the sweet spot of being silly but also scientific and it put a smile on my face
@awilfox idk if you've heard of it already, but there's a book called Because Internet, by Gretchen McCulloch, that's all about internet language from a linguistics perspective. It's basically just a whole book of explorations like this, and it's amazing
@QueenMollyBones I think you'd like this ☝🏻
Old and busted: is a hot dog a sandwich?
New hotness: which birds are birbs?
@else I'm obviously out of the loop when it comes to memes and such: I had no idea what a 'birb' was until now.
It also took me ages to realise what people are referring to when they talk about 'birdsite' here on Mastodon: I initially thought they were referring to Audubon. 😃
@else Well, this distracted me from what I was doing and blew up my Pocket account following links.
Now I need to read a bunch of other stuff to get my tablet memory back! And I need it to stop raining so I can go out looking for birbs.
The Vulpine Club is a friendly and welcoming community of foxes and their associates, friends, and fans! =^^=