Monday, August 16, 2010

Caption Contest #15 Winner!

Monday, August 16, 2010
5 comments
And the winner is...
Jessica
with her cavalcade of captions:

Certhia americana [editor's note: this is the Latin name for brown creeper]

Wow. I could be birding, but instead I’m looking at some dude’s butt.

Monitoring the nest wasn’t the same after the restraining order…


Using a combination of drab plumage, shiny objects and ground display, Bill attempts to lure female birders.

After successfully avoiding warbler neck, another unsuspecting birder falls victim to grouse gut.

AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION'S DIAGNOSTIC AND STATISTICAL MANUAL Figure 2.2: An inverse relationship exists between the rarity of a bird and the decorum of the watcher.


And these were big hits with the judging crew:
Erik (always in the running it seems) said...:
After reviewing his photos, Bill realized wicking fabrics were not the best choice for the Bird Boxers.

cyberthrush said...
In their first-ever trial-run the brand new Depends-For-Birders failed to live up to their advanced 'billing.'

Julie Zickefoose said....
As the Palawan Peacock-pheasant rewarded a six-hour stakeout by finally striding into view, Bill overwhelmed his astronaut's diaper.

spencer said...

"Birder falls on face just short of finish line" ;)


Idaho Birder said...

Yes, as a matter of fact, I did sit on my McGriddle breakfast sandwiches.


Janet Creamer
said...

Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground...


Congrats to Jessica! She wins a signed and numbered BWD cover print of her choice. [Jessica, if you're out there, send me a message with your print choice and contact info to editor-AT-birdwatchersdigest.com.] You can view a gallery of our limited edition prints here.

Thanks to all of you for your participation. This contest's captions seemed especially clever!

5 comments:

On August 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM Jessica said...

Sweet! Thank you! My fascination with LOLcats finally paid off…

Here’s one for you:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/08/14/funny-pictures-break-it-up/

Seriously, it was nice to "meet" you and experience your goofier sides, and I'm glad I gave up lurking. I’m a Utah birder, and you can visit a blog I share with my husband at http://www.stokesnature.com.

On August 16, 2010 at 9:28 PM Erik said...

Congrats Jessica.

"Monitoring the nest wasn’t the same after the restraining order…" had me chuckling for 10 minutes.

On August 17, 2010 at 12:04 AM Jessica said...

Thanks, Erik!

I was sure I'd lost to your wicking Bird Boxers. Or Julie's overwhelmed astronaut's diaper :)

On August 17, 2010 at 3:16 PM Julie Zickefoose said...

Scatological humor brings out the best in naturalists, don't you think?

Congratulations, Janet, for successfully challenging the Erikarchy. By the righteous rules of nepotism, I cannot win, but I still enjoy crashing the party.

On August 31, 2010 at 5:16 PM Jessica said...

The print arrived and is even more beautiful than it looked online. Thank you!


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