The Great Blue Heron is our 227th cute Birdorable and the answer to yesterday's Spot the Birdorable. If you live in North America you've probably seen these around near water as they are quite common. It has several nicknames, including Big Cranky, Blue Crane, Long John and Poor Joe. Did you know that all Herons have two or more patches of powder-down feathers on their breasts? The feathers break up into a fine power when crushed. The birds apply this powder to areas of blood, mud or slime to absorb the mess. Once it has clumped up they can just scrape it off with their feet. They also sprinkle the powder on fish that they just caught to more easily clean off the slime and oil before eating it.
This week's featured t-shirt is this new Peace & Lovebird design featuring our cute Birdorable Peach-faced Lovebird. Peace, love and cute birds, what more could a bird lover want? This will make a great gift for peace-loving bird fans and Lovebird pet owners.
Today friend-of-Birdorable Sharon - Birdchick herself - posted a neat celebrity birding video on her blog. In the clip, she talks with Penn Jillette (of Penn and Teller) about the birds in his Las Vegas back yard, including a Black-chinned Hummingbird. It's a fun interview and includes some tips on using binoculars with glasses and on identifying your local Columbiformes. Sharon's wearing a Pecker Checker shirt from Birdorable in the interview, which means we join her in geeking out - Penn Jillette saw one of our shirts, OMG!
This week's featured t-shirt is our I Love Birds design with our Birdorable Cardinal instead of a heart. This is a perfect gift for birdwatchers, birders, and Cardinal fans. The design is shown here on a pink/raspberry ladies twofer sheer t-shirt, which is just one of many different apparel styles to choose from.
This week's featured t-shirt is this design with the text One Bird, Two Birds, Red Bird, Blue Bird. Birdorable versions of the Robin, Black-capped Chickadee, Cardinal and Blue Jay perch on this cute elementary design. Great for back to school and students of all ages!
Here are two new Birdorable coloring pages for some cute coloring fun: the Barred Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl. Go to Coloring Pages to download these two new PDFs and check the Meet the Birds page to check the colors.
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