There are advantages to being avian

Yesterday was the Super Bowl. Since they were going to have the roof open, I thought I’d fly the 40 miles-60 kilometers and crash the party. I got there early to observe. No fans yet but the roof was open and there was plenty of perching space.

SAM_1658I watched the stadium fill and the sun move.


Until it was almost game time



And the players-it was time to get playing.



The game was played


I’m not going to go through the game-those who cared saw it yesterday. I did notice that some of the players were very interested in the cheerleaders


Halftime was interesting. I’m considering flying down to Rio for the Olympic ceremonies next year.

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And night time had set in completely


I positioned myself in the outside press box

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I will show you one football play-the lineup for the play of the game (Malcom Butler’s interception) that will be talked about for years.


And the celebration for New England after the final second


I had an easy flight home-I didn’t have to watch out for hawks-they were crying.


About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

51 comments on “There are advantages to being avian

  1. FURST…. we think you are LUCKY that the FIRE thingy that Katy P. was riding on… didn’t set your Feathers on FIRE….
    THANKS fur the Bird’s Eye view of all the stuffs… We only watched the commercials and the half wit time show… THEY were all good.

  2. Wow Kismet, you do get about!
    Was it a good game or did you nearly fall off your perch snoozing?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. I see what you did there! The hawks were crying. LOLOLOLOL!

  4. that was a brilliant last sentence, chapeau! my dad said he wished he could fly like you to see that event, probably because my mom messed up the whole event with their endless chattering :o)… and probably because they have REAL hot dogs there :o)

  5. You had a great view of the game. Flying in and out is far better than that huge traffic jam that happened after the game. You’re one smart avian.

    Have a fabulous day. My best to your wonderful mom. ☺

  6. We agree with Comedy Plus you sure are one smart avian. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Good thing you were not featured in a Nationwide commercial.

    • I don’t know. I haven’t seen the commericials yet but have them on DVR. My understanding is that they’re big on white dogs, not blue birds.

      • The Nationwide ad was a real downer and has gone viral. The meme is that anyone featured on their commercial dies.

        • It’s sort of like the stadium naming rights. Enron Field forever. The SF Giants play in a place first named PacBell Park. PacBell got bought out by another phone company and was called SBC Park. SBC got bought out by AT&T and it is now AT&T Park. All this for a place that opened in 2000. Why didn’t they just name it “Phoney Park” to start with?

  8. How exciting! You had the best seat/perch in the house/stadium!!! Must be nice being a bird……

    Hugs, Sammy

  9. Great coverage, Kismet! We just got to see the normal television coverage….to many commercial breaks. We finally only watched the fourth quarter.

    • I guess they wouldn’t carry over the commercials to Australia. They’re half the fun here because they’re specially made for the event and the advertisers try to outdo each other. The fourth quarter was the one to watch.

  10. Yep good thing Nationwide did not feature an animal. They don’t sell insurance to animals just stupid humans. I cannot imagine executives sitting around a table saying oh this commercial is great it is really going to fly NOT!
    We had a Scooter the Neutered Cat commercial during local time talking about not spraying his pee. Now Lee is not big on football but between the deflated balls issue and the spraying pee neutered commercial well we cracked up.
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. Looks like ya had a pawsome bird’s eye view!

  12. Crikey Kismet …… you do it in style, aye?? No crowds to worry about! No pushin’ and shovin’! AND the best seat in the house.

  13. Great view…. you lucky bird!

    When I read da title of yer post I thought it was gonna be about how it are good to be a bird cuz ya duzn’t has to go out when it are rainin’ or cold to do yer bidness….

    How nobuddy expects ya to fetch or heel or any of dat junk.

    Not dat I duz any of dat, but ya know…

  14. One advantage- you didn’t have to pay $8000 for a ticket.

  15. I think my seat was better than yours. I was at home waiting for all the different Super Bowl snacks to hit the floor…….I didn’t miss one crumb.

    Aroo to you,

  16. OMD Kismet, you sure got a berd’z eye view. How wonderful’z xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  17. So, you MUST see the Budweiser commercial. I know you were too busy, though, watching Katy Perry and stuff. Me? I didn’t watch any of it. Neither did the peeps. But it’s funny, though, how those last 20 seconds changed everything. Now, if it were me, I’d have simply run that darned deflated ball across the goal line myself and wouldn’t have tried to share it with anybody. DOH. DOUBLE DOH. Humans. Can’t figure them out. Rooo. To you and your snacking on leftovers!

    • Bradley should have kept the damn ball and it would be worth a lot in Beantown. I was lucky that it happened on my side of the field. I didn’t want to call attention to the fact that I crashed the party so i’ll remember it as long as this bird brain lives. My peeps still talk about being at the earthquake game in the World Series in 1989.

  18. Oh… the superbowl was last weekend? Who knew?

  19. Now that looks like a heck of a good time! Glad you enjoyed!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  20. Looks likes you had a wonderful time!

  21. You were situated pretty good there!!! Looks like you had a great time


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