Hey, KellyK in re: Swifts and Ballwinders

: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 :wink:

“Swift” definitely sounds like a bird name!
“Ballwinder”, that’s definitely more of a stretch. :roflhard:

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

My favorite is the blue-footed boobie…

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


For everyone’s inquiring minds, blue-footed boobys are REAL.

Aren’t they just the coolest birds ever?

:thinking: I don’t see any boobs, though. :thinking:

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

Is it too much? Ill remove it if anyone is offended. :oops:

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!


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

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Ditto! :roflhard: :roflhard: Grabby! :roflhard: :roflhard:

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

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