Please enjoy this collection of birds who prefer the train to flying

Boy, are their wings never tired.

Aug 7, 2016, 11:00 am

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Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

Photo via Oliver/Flickr (Fair Use) Remix by Max Fleishman

For as long as humans and birds have coexisted, we’ve envied them for the ability and freedom of flight. And let’s be honest: Airplanes are a pretty shitty consolation prize. 

But have we ever considered the bird’s point of view? Maybe flying loses its thrill after a while. Maybe they’re jealous of our effortless, terrestrial forms of transportation. That would certainly explain why the subreddit r/birdstakingthetrain exists.

Because yeah, turns out? Birds fucking love trains, and they’ve got this commute thing all figured out.

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They even have particular seating preferences.

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They definitely enjoy the window view when they can get it.

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Owl takes the Tram.

Unfortunately, they’ve been known to invade other passengers’ personal space. 

Sometimes they catch the wrong line…

…or can’t remember where to get off.

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But by and large, they don’t seem to cause many problems.

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And not a few of them are basically model customers.

Lazy bird taking a train

So if you see a bird on your train platform, please just don’t be rude, OK? They’re only trying to get home, same as you. 

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We salute you, train-riding birds. May you never flap those wings any more than you have to.

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