Late one star-lit night, a friend told us a tale. We were gathered around a roaring fire, in the company of consumed beers, under a clear sky, and clutching our sides from laughing too much.
“Tell us again!” we begged, “what kind of bird?”
“It’s a cheeseburger bird!” he insisted.
…corraborating proof that he’s not bonkers. I guess we owe Steve an apology. Cheeseburger birds are real!
“Some of the Eastern Sierra songbirds and the music they play are The Hermit Thrush, though often more heard than seen, has clear flute-like notes are among the most beautiful of all songbirds. The Mountain Chickadee, also are more heard than seen, has a distinctive “chick-a-dee” call. They are also referred to as the “cheeseburger bird” due to their spring/summer call that sounds similar to “cheese-bur-ger”.”
birds often heard around frat parties, from Biologycorner.com
- Bird Name… Mnemonic
- Blackbird, Brewer’s… whiskey
- Chickadee, Black-capped… cheeseburger
- Flycatcher, Acadian… pizza
- Flycatcher, Alder… free beer
- Flycatcher, Olive-sided… quick, three beers!
- Goldfinch, American… potato chips
- Owl, Barred… who cooks for you, who cooks for you all?
- Plover, Semipalmated… chewy, chewy
this is further proof that bird watchers are a curious lot (or just hungry and thirsty!).