Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for September 25, 2023
deleted birds not to birdwatchers. the following birds are no longer recognized by the audubon society. please adjust your life list accordingly. thank you. eastern pottymouthed snark assails bird-watchers with cruude insults & profanity. call - "get a life you what're you lookin' at take your binoculars and." great downy oftmolt difficult to actually see as it's often surrounded by a suffocating cloud of feathers. call - "cough cough cough cough cough cough cough cough." flightless grouse plods up and down the eastern u.s. whining the whole damn time. call - "ow ow ow ow my feet hurt my feet hurt ow ow ow ow." unmitigated gull this is one show-offy little creep. call - "look at this plumage! great, huh? you guys from national geographic? how about a picture? you wanna see my mating dance?" commonplace dullard no distinguishing marks of any kind, really. hangs around with other cooler birds who wish it wouldn't. call - "hey wait up wait up c'mon guys wait up."