Blog Archive: 12 Days of Birdorable

Birdorable Ruffed Grouse

12 Days of Birdorable: Twelve Drumming Ruffed Grouse

December 12th, 2010 in Holidays, Grouse, 12 Days of Birdorable No comments

On the twelfth day of Birdorable, my true love gave to me… 12 Drumming Ruffed Grouse! Our 12 Days of Birdorable concludes today with a new bird: the Ruffed Grouse!

Twelve Drumming Ruffed Grouse

The line Twelve Drummers Drumming in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” refers to musicians playing drums. Since Ruffed Grouse perform an act called "drumming" as part of their courtship ritual, we thought they would be a suitable bird substitute for this final day of gifts. Ruffed Grouse beat their wings to make the noise, either on the ground or on a fallen log. The noise is part of what they do to attract a mate.

Birdorable Ruffed Grouse Ladies T-Shirt Birdorable Ruffed Grouse Toddler T-Shirt
Ladies Baby Doll Fitted T-Shirt Toddler T-Shirt

This is the twelfth and final day of our 12 Days of Birdorable holiday event. Previously featured were:

Birdorable Piping Plover

12 Days of Birdorable: Eleven Piping Plovers

December 11th, 2010 in Holidays, Plovers, 12 Days of Birdorable 1 comment

On the eleventh day of Birdorable, my true love gave to me… 11 Piping Plovers! Our 12 Days of Birdorable continues today with our totally cute Piping Plover!

Eleven Piping Plovers

The line Eleven Pipers Piping in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” refers to musicians playing pipes. Our Birdorable Piping Plover seems a suitable bird substitute for this day's gift. Piping Plovers, appropriately enough, are named for their high-pitched flight call, which sounds like pipe-pipe-pipe-pipe.

Birdorable Plovers Love T-Shirt Birdorable Piping Plover Santa T-Shirt
T-Shirt T-Shirt

This is the eleventh day of our 12 Days of Birdorable holiday event. Previously featured were:

Birdorable Lord Howe Woodhen

12 Days of Birdorable: Ten Lord Howe Woodhens-a-leaping

December 10th, 2010 in Holidays, Rails, 12 Days of Birdorable No comments

On the tenth day of Birdorable, my true love gave to me… 9 Lord Howe Woodhens! Our 12 Days of Birdorable continues today with yet another brand new bird species, the endangered, unique Lord Howe Woodhen.

Nine Lady Amherst's Pheasants

The line Ten Lords-a-leaping in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” of course refers to jumping men (a nice follow-up to the previous day's dancing ladies!). Here on Birdorable, a bird with a royal name substitutes for the leaping lords: the Lord Howe Woodhen. The bird, a member of the rail family, is endemic to Lord Howe Island, which lies off of Australia.

This is the tenth day of our 12 Days of Birdorable holiday event. Previously featured were:

Birdorable Lady Amherst's Pheasant

12 Days of Birdorable: Nine Lady Amherst's Pheasants

December 9th, 2010 in Holidays, 12 Days of Birdorable, Pheasants 5 comments

On the ninth day of Birdorable, my true love gave to me… 9 Lady Amherst's Pheasants! Our 12 Days of Birdorable continues today with yet another brand new bird species, a beautiful bird of the pheasant family.

Nine Lady Amherst's Pheasants

The line Nine Ladies Dancing in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” simply refers to, well, nine ladies dancing! We've added the gorgeous Lady Amherst's Pheasant to Birdorable in place of dancing ladies in our 12 Days of Birdorable. Lady Amherst's Pheasants are native to China, with sustaining feral populations introduced elsewhere in the world.

This is the ninth day of our 12 Days of Birdorable holiday event. Previously featured were:

Birdorable Milky Stork

12 Days of Birdorable: Eight Milky Storks

December 8th, 2010 in Holidays, Storks, 12 Days of Birdorable No comments

On the eighth day of Birdorable, my true love gave to me… 8 Milky Storks! Our 12 Days of Birdorable continues today with yet another brand new bird species, this one from the stork family.

Eight Birdorable Milky Storks

The line Eight Maids-a-milking in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” of course refers to milkmaids, women who work at milking dairy cows. Milking cows actually used to be considered "women's work"! Since this is the second line in the Christmas carol that does not refer to birds (the first one was gold rings), we had to get creative again, and came up with the appropriately-named Milky Stork for the 8th day of Birdorable.

This is the eighth day of our 12 Days of Birdorable holiday event. Previously featured were: