Monday, May 16, 2011

Angry Bird

People may be playing the popular video game "Angry Birds", but I'm having my own dealings with a real angry bird.

It started about a week ago. We have a beautiful flowering bush right next to our site at the campground. I knew this could only spell trouble. You may remember Loco Louie, the crazy cardinal who kept dive bombing our kitchen window.

So the other morning when I woke up to a familiar “thump” against the kitchen window I thought, “Say it ain’t so!”

I stumbled to the kitchen, opened the blinds and this is what I saw....... pretending that he didn’t just crash into my window,  just gazing out at the countryside, whistling Dixie.

But then, quickly he changed his position.

He readied for take-off. His tail feathers went, and his expression changed. Doesn’t he look angry?

And he’s off!



Then smack!

He returned to the branch a little stunned.

He did this over,

And over,

And over again.

I yelled out the window, “Look, you idiot, it’s always going to be YOU!”

It didn’t help.

I actually was worried about the little fella.

He was breathing so hard.

Although I swear I heard him say, “I’ll get you, Dorothy, and your little dog, too!”

Which led me to believe he had the wrong trailer altogether. Although I tried to tell him that my name wasn't Dorothy, and that I didn't own a dog, much less one named Toto, he just turned his head and wouldn’t listen to me. Typical male.

Rudy-the-randy-robin dive-bombed my trailer for three days straight. Then it seemed as if I got a reprieve. But then the other day while I was sitting at the table typing on my computer, out of the corner of my eye I saw a big brown blob coming right at the window and BAM! Rudy scared the bejesus out of me! My heart skipped a beat, I said a few choice words, and I caught a glimpse of Rudy sneering at me as he flew out of sight.

You know, I really like the movie Alfred Hitchcock’s, The Birds,

but I don’t want to LIVE it.

Hopefully Rudy running into my window a gazillion times has knocked some sense into him and made him realize that it was only HIS reflection that he was seeing and not another crazy male bird.

One can only hope.

As for now I have to figure out how to wash off peck marks, bird body slams, and bird poop from my kitchen window.


Furry Bottoms said...

WOW, those pictures of him coming closer and closer, excellent sequence shots!!! I had to chuckle though, and wonder if you used Windex.

Anonymous said...

The birds is one of my all time fav films...but like you I wouldnt want to live it,lol....those pics are amazing.

Its all your fault for being so cute, little rudy just cant help himself :)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL - that was too funny! Just what I needed on my afternoon break from insanity.

Brian Miller said...

what have you done to make the birds so angry with out? smiles. dont know that i would be going outside any time soon...

Country Gal said...

Your pictures and post are great ! I laughed the entire read .Reminded me of when my mum had a Cardinal that kept taping on her back door window for years, you often wonder what the heck has gotten into these birds or did they just get out from the bird looney bin lol or better yet he thinks your a hot bird ! The british expresion for female.

Bonnie said...

A great story and fabulous shots Pat!!! I was terrorized by the movie The Birds as a kid. Even made me dislike birds for a while, which is crazy.

Doves and Robins were not accorded much in the brains department!

Bossy Betty said...

I have days just like this! I

Valerie said...

Fantastic picture sequence. It may not be funny to you, Pat, but I found it hilarious. Perhaps if you hung a mirror on one of the branches the bird would get distracted.

f8hasit said...

That's the craziest story! And amazing he didn't break his neck!

Love the pictures! Your new camera is doing fab!!! :-)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i feel a small chuckle, Pat, enjoyed reading it a lot.

lovely series of photos.

betty xx

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

..."i'll get you, dorothy, and your little dog, too!!" haha..priceless!

you are such a good writer with a great sense of humour. it has been a pleasure to visit your awesome blog.

SquirrelQueen said...

He does look angry. Maybe a picture on the outside of the window, like a hawk or cat, would get rid of the mirror effect.

becky said...

I DO remember that crazy dive- bombing bird from a previous post! Wonder what the deal is? Do they see their reflection? Are you parked in their "fly zone?" You should ask the campground host if they've seen this behavior before!

Mari said...

Hi Pat,
I'm here from Donna's blog. I love the photo you shared with her, which I see is on your header now.
These are great pictures too, and your post is hilarious!