Friday, August 31, 2012

Say it ain't so, Zen Birdfeeder!!!

Blue Jay

The Zen Birdfeeder just published a MORTIFYING photo montage showing some of my friends molting! I'm sure none of these birds were aware they were being photographed naked as jaybirds!! I mean, look--here we adult jays are, exhausted after a busy summer of raising our perfect youngsters, and eager to look our best again, so we rush ahead through the utterly depleting business of molt, dropping virtually all the feathers on our capital tract at once, hoping to sneak through summer's end without anyone noticing that for a few weeks we look less than perfect, and there she goes, publishing a National Enquirer-level "story" without even explaining how draining the molt process is. This kind of gotcha "journalism" sucks.

I mean, if you're going to show an UGLY head molt, choose an ugly species, like those stupid cardinals. Worst of all, she posted this during National Blue Jay Awareness Month. Have some respect!!!

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