Birds are hilarious, and if you’re not on board with that, please don’t ask to come with me. It’s bad enough monitoring an army of ticks crawling up my pantleg without having humorless bird-nerds in tow.
Blue-gray gnatcacthers are funny enough in their own right: how can a woodland sprite—so tiny so adorable, so blue—be so perpetually ticked-off? How can little tweetie boid, who cunningly constructs a charming little nest of lichens and spider webs, cuss a blue streak and talk trash all day long?
The finishing touch, however, is the uni-brow. It looks, quite frankly, drawn on. And it also brings to mind some other funny characters I’ve enjoyed over the years.
(Gabrielle thinks birds, as well as The Simpsons and Seinfeld, are funny, and is therefore on my A-list.)