Here are my favorite search terms that brought visitors to this site during December 2011. You can see previous editions of this monthly post here. I started up this monthly round-up post in January 2011, after a year-long hiatus. With this 12th entry for 2011 I’m putting the series on hiatus again, for at least a year.
Traffic on MagnificentFrigatebird.com was at record levels during December, and most visitors hit the birder gifts and other shopping areas of the site (thank you, shoppers!).
That said, there were still a few search terms that made me chuckle. Hipsters were on the mind of at least two visitors, searching for: hipster owl and kiss on the cheek hipster.
Then there were a few terms related to handling birds came up, making me miss my volunteer friends (even though a couple of these are just wrong): owls ears located video; can you own an owl in illinois; public domain images bird in shoe box; Human Imprinted Bald Eagle; Osprey with person; owl like to be pet; gloves used to handle parrots; and correct glove position in falconry.
Searches for swan maternity and swans cheating came in virtually together; sounds like swans have some drama in their lives.
Finally, if you want to see some fun pictures, search Flickr for birds of prey stretching. I hope the person who landed here tried Flickr, too.