Dinner plate with rice, asparagus and fried chukar partridge

Here at Home and field dogs we have to give this topic some serious thought since well… We raise train and hunt with bird dogs, and we are eating what we are shooting? Lets examine the topic and some evidence?

The “Birds Aren’t Real” conspiracy theory has been gaining traction on social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter, with many followers believing that birds are actually drones sent out by the government to spy on people. This article will examine the origin of this theory, its main arguments for and against it, how it spread across social media, its impact on society, and why it gained traction in the first place.

Origin of the Theory

The “Birds Aren’t Real” conspiracy theory originated in 2017 when a 23-year-old man named Peter McIndoe created a parody website called “Birds Aren’t Real”. The website was intended to be a satire of other conspiracy theories, but soon began to gain traction as an actual conspiracy theory. McIndoe has since become the leader of this movement and is often seen giving interviews about his beliefs.

Arguments For and Against

The main argument for this conspiracy theory is that birds are actually robots or drones sent out by the government to spy on people. Proponents of this belief point to certain behaviors displayed by birds which they believe could not be natural such as their ability to fly in perfect formation or their uncanny ability to know when someone is watching them. They also cite evidence from whistleblowers who have allegedly seen robotic birds being developed by governments around the world.

On the other hand, there are many arguments against this belief. Scientists have pointed out that birds have been around for millions of years and have evolved over time to display certain behaviors which proponents of this theory claim could only be done by robots or drones. Furthermore, there is no concrete evidence that governments are actually developing robotic birds or using them for surveillance purposes. Finally, some argue that this entire movement is simply a way for people to make fun of conspiracy theorists who take these kinds of beliefs too seriously.

Spread Across Social Media

The “Birds Aren’t Real” conspiracy theory quickly spread across social media platforms like TikTok and Twitter due to its humorous nature and appeal to younger generations who were already familiar with similar conspiracies such as QAnon. It was also aided by celebrities such as rapper Lil Uzi Vert who tweeted about his support for the movement in 2020 which further increased its popularity among Gen Zers. Additionally, McIndoe himself has become somewhat of a celebrity within this movement due to his frequent appearances on television shows such as 60 Minutes where he discussed his beliefs in depth with journalist Sharyn Alfonsi.

Impact on Society

This movement has had both positive and negative impacts on society depending on one’s perspective. On one hand, it has allowed people to express their skepticism towards government surveillance while also providing an outlet for those looking for something humorous during difficult times such as pandemics or political unrests. On the other hand, some worry that it may lead people down a dangerous path where they begin taking all conspiracy theories seriously instead of just treating them as jokes which can lead to dangerous consequences if taken too far.

Why It Gained Traction

There are several reasons why this particular conspiracy theory gained so much traction among younger generations including its humorous nature which appeals to Gen Zers who are already familiar with similar conspiracies such as QAnon; its focus on government surveillance which resonates with those concerned about privacy issues; and finally its charismatic leader Peter McIndoe whose frequent appearances on television shows have helped spread awareness about this movement even further than before.


In conclusion, while there is no concrete evidence that supports the “Birds Aren’t Real” conspiracy theory, it has still managed to gain traction among younger generations due to its humorous nature and focus on government surveillance issues which resonate with many people today. While it may provide an outlet for those looking for something lighthearted during difficult times such as pandemics or political unrests, it is important not to take these kinds of conspiracies too seriously lest we find ourselves down a dangerous path where we begin believing all sorts of unfounded claims without any real evidence backing them up.


Picture of a roast pheasant

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Roast pheasant leg
Watercress lemon garlic pheasant

I rarely post food pictures however, Garlick citrus watercress pheasant should demand a picture. Lightly browned and crisped in rosemary olive oil with garlic and sea salt. I guess I should cook more often?

Dove breasts cooked with potatoes and wild rice

Okay so I always make fun of everyone that posts everything they eat on Facebook… However after making this today I had to post just such a thing. I haven’t spent much time in the kitchen lately but after hearing about this from a friend I had to try it. bottom layer brown/wild rice. Covered by a layer of dive and quail breasts properly prepared. Layered with red potatoes and carrots ( had to leave out onions my kids protested) seasoned lightly with garlic salt, rosemary thyme basil and oregano covered by stuffing mix. Add water and butter and bake about 375 about an hour or until done. Sounds delicious yes?

You tell me are these pictures of French Brittanys from Home and field dogs finding spy drones or birds? What do you think are birds real?

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