Angry Birds

You can just hear Alfred Hitchcock saying “Good evening” right now, can’t you?

It’s been pretty frigid for much of the past month, but it was really, really cold during the first week of the year when I was stranded at home…. off work and mostly without a car.  It’s an old wives tale that all birds fly south for the winter… no, many of those little bastards not only stick around in this penguin weather, but they congregate in some seriously frightening flocks when the mercury dips.  And the extremely loud buzzing noise of hundreds of nasty starlings (I think, I’m no ornithologist) invading my yard was frequently disturbing me from doing absolutely nothing with all this time on my hands…

Seriously…. just look at the numbers in these pictures I took!!!

Isn’t there an industrial sized can of Off! for this?

And people actually feed these things and look at me funny when I leave corn out for the cute, non-swarming squirrels?  I don’t like the looks of these birds one bit…

Here’s a couple of shady looking birdbrains.

I guess there was a small silver lining mixed among the deafening noise and several gallons of gloppy bird poop.  These two fine, feathered fiends here actually turned around and posed for me…. giving me one of my absolute favorite bird photos to come from my camera!  Check these two criminals out…

Hey Frank! I tink dis guy wants to have his peepers pecked out!

Wow…. I am totally NOT going to mess with those two hoodlums!  They look like they mean business, and are probably pissed off that I don’t have a weekly bird photo feature on my blog.  Sorry guys, you’ll have to make due with a shitty Picture Day Tuesday post instead…


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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31 Responses to Angry Birds

  1. that are the berds of mr. hitchcock I bet… run… ruuuun!

  2. Those two look like they’re capable of almost anything…..something about their eyes…..eeeek! We have HERDS of BERDS around here too – those screeeechy starlings traveling in huge clumps finally moved out of our area about two weeks ago. Bye Bye Birdie!


  3. Piglove says:

    Let me at em – Let me at em!! I see two pieces hanging around the hood. Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. Nah, I don’t hurt them. But I will chase the hell out of them. HAHAHAH! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Is it just me or does that bolird on the right look like it has one of those comedy mouths, you know what mean I hope, a real one superimposed onto its visage lol

  5. Bwahaha! Those expressions are priceless and the equivalent to the middle finger squirrels give you. You’ve interrupted the leftover crumbs from the hoodlum squirrels and they’re irritated you’re causing them to miss out on ‘fresh’ tidbits. Stay warm. We’re hovering at a balmy 7F at 8 am. Brrrr.

  6. Trisha says:

    Those birds are seriously creepy looking! I think I might be afraid to go outside with a flock of those in my yard. They look like they’re fantasizing about spearing an eyeball with their beak.

    • I just can’t get over how evil they both look in that photo. This is why I choose to photograph squirrels over birds… they never look like they’re planning on doing me in before I can put their picture on the internet!

  7. fanrosa says:

    Starlings? Is that what they are? I’ve had this happen before and I always assumed they were crows. It’s always creepy, but the first time it actually scared me. To look out the back deck down on my back yard filled with birds and to see them on all of the neighbouring rooftops looking down. Especially since I didn’t see them anywhere else or in anybody else’s yard.

    Threw me right back into The Birds, which I haven’t seen since I was a little kid on the late show. Remember back when the local channels (which were the only channels) had horror movies every Saturday night? Ours was called Creature Features…

    • I never knew the name of them until a couple of years ago, and just called them blackbirds. They also never swarmed at the old place…. but since I moved out here, it’s practically a winter ritual.

      Saturday night was all about The Three Stooges back in my day…. but they did show syndicated horror shows in the hours before my favorite knuckleheads went on the air. Tales From the Darkside, Friday the 13th The Series, Freddy’s (Not Freddie’s) Nightmares. Of course, there may not have been a rhyme or reason for showing that particular genre, because in my really, really young days, that same channel showed Benny Hill and other British comedies before (and after) the Stooges…

  8. At least those are smaller birds. We’ve only just recovered from the flock of Canada geese which were in residence on the field next door over Christmas & New Year!

  9. ody N biskit….bee jezuz itz a damn nite mare in broad day lite …faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……
    if we had that manee bass terdz on R yard at once… a for salez sign wood go up de next day…werd !!

    🙂 ♥♥

  10. Ladybuggz says:

    Damn frigg’n flying rats! They filled my soffit’s full of sticks and dried grass (under the gutters) and shit on the side of the house! I duct taped the spot where they were making their nest, probably have petrified Starlings by now!! I hate them worse than Pigeons!!

  11. What kind of bird is that one with the blue head? Not one of OUR birds! You think it’s an IMMIGRANT BIRD? Deport that bird!

    • I think the weird, large bird I captured in the birdbath a few years ago was an immigrant from another planet. I’m pretty sure the two in that picture are both starlings though… Googling images of starlings brings up birds with all kinds of color patterns within their normally black plumage. They look more like a rainbow in a puddle of oil, though…

  12. Quirky Girl says:

    We get massive flocks of those suckers around here. It’s downright disturbing, especially when they congregate in insane quantities to create some sort of apocalyptic-like nightmare. Yeesh

  13. draliman says:

    Can’t you organise the squirrels to chase them off? Squirrels attack!

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