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Real Birds Use Suet Keyboard to Tweet (Video)

Just five years ago, the words “twitter” and “tweet” were only associated with sounds of birds, but the creation of a very popular website had seemingly purloined the words forever. But now, birds are looking to reclaim the words by doing some online tweeting of their own.

In truly bizarre news, Voldemars Dudum, a writer for a Latvian magazine, has attached bacon fat to a keyboard for the sole reason of getting actual birds to post things on Twitter.

The majority of birds that type on the makeshift suet keyboard are Great Tits (though the majority of news outlets are wrongfully referring to them as tomtits, which are endemic to New Zealand).

Dudum admits that the idea of birds tweeting is probably pretty crazy to most people, but says it’s not that far fetched from what everyone else is tweeting.

“Yes, one may say it is quite silly, but if you look at what people sometimes say on Twitter, then the tomtits’ messages are still OK.”

Here is a sample of one of their tweets:

Although this tweet from the tomtits is no Shakespeare, it does beat some of the bland tweets out there including “just ate dinner” and “watching tv bored.”

As of right now there are more than 3,000 followers to @hungry_birds on Twitter, but since the weather is now warm enough for the Great Tits to eat bugs themselves, the tweets will be on hold until next year.

Timothy Martinez Jr. is a writer and freelance journalist. His work has been published in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City and other publications. He’s been a bird lover since he was young and currently lives in New Orleans, L.A.