bird-pictures

Afraid to sit in a park and just
sit there– as if the world will glare at me
The absurd idea of putting my
phone away and sitting as those
who sat before me–
Listening to birds,
smelling flowers, noticing a stranger’s
limp and wondering where
the injury came from–
As if these observations are boring,
unimportant, a waste of time, silly–
As if somehow, staring at my phone
and reading about a stranger
on the news or scrolling through
pictures of birds is more acceptable.

The Habit of Planning

Prompt: During a busy day at Central Park, Lin mistakes Y/N as a paparazzi and he is not happy.

Pairing: Lin x reader

Words: 4,759 (brace yourselves)

A/N: I’ve been writing for this for so long, I’m glad it’s out of my head. I wrote the basis of the fic under the tags for ‘Monochrome’, and a couple of you guys happened to read it and told me I should write it! So thank you to all of you! I hope you guys enjoy!

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Why don’t i like using plastic containers for caged birds?
I hope the picture comparison is an obvious reason why.

As you can tell from the picture on the left, there is a clear, clean surface on the plastic. This is a new container.

The picture on the right shows a lining that makes the plastic container look cloudy, and have a whitish tinge called bio film.
This container is roughly 4 months old.
That lining is a major health hazard for your bird as it is full of bacterial growth.
Even after scrubbing and cleaning once daily, the bacteria still grows over time and can cause upsets with digestion as the bacteria enters from the water/food into the body causing a bacteria infection and most likely a trip to the vet.

Plastic surfaces are porous, a breeding ground trapping bacteria.
To keep a plastic container clean, soaking and through scrubbing in soapy hot water is the only way. Keeping them clean is certainly a challenge and don’t forget about getting those tight corners with a toothbrush.

This reason is why stainless steel and ceramic bowls are a better option for use as food containers - they are non porous.

Lou with his ceramic bowl

Louie has a cermaic bowl designed to hang in bird cages.
Providing the cage is spotless and clean enough to eat from the floor, you can use weighted ceramic bowls via placing them on ground level in a ‘no poop’ zone.
Placing a ‘dipping’ dish with water next to food will save your bird from climbing up and down to a from the water bowl.

Stainless steel bowls

Stainless steel bowls can come in hanging, screw on, or screw on coup holders.

*Important to note with metal bowls*
Do not use galvanised metal bowls as they are coated with zinc to provide a damage proof layer.
Zinc and Copper are heavy metal.
Heavy metals are toxic to birds

If they chew parts of metal cage wires, toys, bowls (even coins) made out of these materials, and the metal doesn’t pass throught the digestive tracts, the chewed pieces sit in their stomach toxins will leech in to the body.

Whatever you decide about which dishes you will use, before you give food or water to your birds, ask yourself, “Would I eat from this dish?”

Neural Network Story Name Illustrations 1-4

Images 1-4 of neural network story name illustrations (names from http://lewisandquark.tumblr.com/post/160014619217/story-titles-invented-by-neural-network):

Nancy Drew: The Last Day - Can Nancy Drew solve the Case of the Malevolent Moon before time runs out?

[Pictured: Nancy Drew stands in the clock tower from Majora’s Mask holding an ocarina. Outside, the evil moon hangs low in the sky and the Skull Kid watches from the background.]


Market That Knave - Dastardly villains, dashing makeovers!

[Pictured: A printed photo of Snidely Whiplash labeled “Before” lies on top of an unseen photo labeled “After”.]


Murder’s Eagle - The most brutal and bizarre bird in America!

[Pictured: A menacing eagle flies while holding a chainsaw.]


American Midnight: Swear Dragon - Are you a bad enough dragon to save the city from ninja related crime?

[Pictured: In a dark city street, a humanoid dragon takes down a sword wielding ninja using RADICAL SKATEBOARD STUNTS while breathing a cartoon swear as a fireball. More ninja goons approach from all sides. A label at the bottom says “Swear Enix“.]

This is Dean, he’s a polydactyl kittah, he’s either very sweet or evil, there is no in-between. In this picture, he’s bird watching in what looks like the most uncomfortable position. Total derpy cat !

imagine yixing as an angel.

Originally posted by angel-in-slow-motion

  • hello aaaaangeeeel
  • poor baby didn’t so much fall as he just kinda,,,,,, got lost?
  • like he doesn’t even remember why he came down here in the first place he gets so caught up in the world around him.
  • he’s so enamoured he completely forgets how to find his way back, and in the end he doesn’t really want to.
  • anyway you find him in the trash.
  • that’s right, he’s just chilling naked in a dumpster minding his own business when you come along to scream at him.
  • but it becomes clear pretty soon that he doesn’t understand a word you’re saying, he just looks kinda confused at your tone.
  • that’s when you realise he must be less fortunate than you in some way or another, and since he doesn’t seem aggressive or dangerous and you should probably help him out.
  • so you take him home with you and offer him a bath and some clothes, none of which he understands.
  • like he literally doesn’t understand the concept of clothes.
  • he’s very curious of his surroundings, but doesn’t know his own strength and keeps breaking everything that he picks up to examine.
  • he’s easily startled and doesn’t like loud noises.
  • you decide to let him stay the night, and then you’ll take him to the local police station tomorrow and they can find out where he belongs.
  • but by morning it’s becoming clear that he isn’t what you thought.
  • yixing (that’s what he calls himself) has emptied your entire bookshelf during the night and otherwise also turned your apartment upside down.
  • that morning he knows about a dozen words including “okay”, “here”, “good”, “nice” and “umbrella”.
  • by the end of the day he speaks in full sentences and by the end of the week he speaks almost fluently. 
  • it takes him a little longer to understand clothing tho.
  • eventually you have to give him the bath yourself and it’s a,,,,, bonding experience.
  • i mean you’re getting used to seeing him naked, he mostly wears a blanket around the house, but imagine yixing discovering bubbles for the first time.
  • and being so disappointed when they don’t taste as good as they look.
  • yixing is incredibly intelligent, eager to explore, and he learns very quickly, but he has no real way of explaining to you where he comes from only that he cannot return even if he wanted to and there is no use in trying.
  • and you keep finding feathers everywhere ????? 
  • they all seem to come from the same source and at the end of the week there’s enough for like two birds and you’re getting very confused.
  • like where are they even coming from ????
  • you genuinely thought yixing was an alien until you noticed how he would stroke the wings on pictures of birds he found in your books.
  • he tried to explain that he has a pair just like that and eventually you confront him about the feathers and he’s like “yeah, those are mine.”
  • but you can’t actually see the wings.
  • also rip if you have an instrument in the house and come home to find yixing playing it perfectly, and then he won’t stop for at least three days.
  • and he loves your bed, says it feels “close to home”.
  • eventually you buy him a dictionary and communication gets a lot easier from there on out.
  • in the end yixing would rather stay with you than anything else in the world, and if heaven wants him back they’re gonna have to drag him kicking and screaming over your dead body.
  • meanwhile you just try to keep him out of trouble.
  • he takes good care of you too, considers himself your guardian.
  • he has kinda claimed you as his own, calls you “my human”.
  • everything is new and every discovery is precious to him.
  • and you find new appreciation for life and the world around you while viewing it through his eyes.
  • bless :’)