Monday, April 06, 2009

We Have a Winner!

Sorry... I think I just sharted.

Congratulations to HScott for his winning entry in the BOTB's Caption Contest #6.

Some other runners-up that also gave me a chuckle:

An ailing GM Corporation unveils the latest in "bailout" hood ornaments, in recognition of the American taxpayer.

Achoo! Ooops, it's awful getting old!2Stampis2B

Pull my feather!—Phil Kenny

Thanks to all who played. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. One thing is for certain: We can all put Forster's tern on our Shart List.

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

Caption Contest #6

Mr. Forster would be appalled.

It's time once again for the Bill of the Birds Caption Contest. Send me your clever caption for the image above and you'll be entered in a competition to win an overwhelmingly wonderful prize.

Deadline for entries is Sunday, April 5. I will announce a winner on Monday, April 6. The prize is an autographed copy of The Young Birder's Guide. Un-autographed copies of this best-selling field guide sell for $15. Autographed, it's worth about half that...but hey! It's FREE!

Good luck! Keep looking up (and don't forget to close your mouth when you do.)

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Caption Contest #5 Winner!

Although excellent birders, the Thompson family was still trying to get the hang of their new tabletop jigsaw.

Congratulations to CyberThrush for submitting the winning caption. But in my mind and heart, every ONE of you is a winner!

Also really funny:
"Whipple birders, can I get a "WHAT, WHAT, WHAT, WHAAAAAT!?"

Fo shizzle my bizzles. We be BIRDIN'! Word to your mother!

Patrick Belardo:
Whipple in the HIZ-OUSE!

Them Thompsons is hyper.

Heather & Dan:
This photo illustrates that after the economic downtown, the hand sign for "Live Free and Prosper" has declined by about 40%.

Some back story:
This photo was taken two springs ago, not far from Whipple, and shows 3 of the 4 core members of the Whipple Bird Club throwing down our birding gang sign. It's a W for Whipple.

I believe we'd just found a Kentucky warbler. The short birder in the front in Liam. Phoebe took the picture.

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Caption Contest #4 Winner!

And the winner is:
Chris (no blog listed) who said...

If you can just replace that "S" with an "R", you've got yourself a sale!

Chris, I loved this one for its cleverness.
Please contact me at Bird Watcher's Digest to claim your prize.

Here are the runners-up, all of which made me laugh:
Julie Zickefoose

South's gonna do it agin.Delete


This should be a lot easier when they get that so-called Bird Atlas finished . .

Arj said...

The Mrs. is gonna be so proud that for once I did stop and ask for directions...

which resembled this fine entry:

Dubs said...

Must be a female wren; a male would never stop for directions


Non-migratory species can not rely on an innate sense of direction, but there are other ways....

elizabird said...

I am the Northern Wren.Thanks for playing, everyone!

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Photo Caption Contest #4

Here is the latest image in need of your funny caption.

Deadline is Saturday, February 7, 2009 at noon. A winner will be announce shortly thereafter. Prize is a year's subscription to either Bird Watcher's Digest or The Backyard Birds Newsletter.

Please submit your entry using the Comment window below. Good luck!

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Caption Contest #2

I hope you will forgive me for running another BOTB caption contest so soon after the last one, but here are my (rather feeble) reasons:

1. It's a short, holiday-filled week.
2. I have a pressing deadline.
3. The last BOTB caption contest was so much fun.
4. Holidays and a goose naturally go together.
5. I could NOT hide this amazing photo of Ohio birding icon Jim McCormac any longer.

Here's the rumpus:
Share your creative and funny caption with the rest of us via the Comments option below. The deadline for entries is 6 pm on Christmas Day (that's Thursday, December 25, FYI).

I will announce a winner on Boxing Day (Friday, December 26, 2008). The winner gets a year's subscription to Santa's favorite birding magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest.

Go in peace.

p.s. That's a barnacle goose (the one with the black neck).

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