Thursday, May 14, 2009

Black Attack!

So I'm just minding my own business, parked at a wildlife area, when all of a sudden, a Red-winged Blackbird appears on the hood of my car...



Holy cow, what does he want?



He paces back and forth, inspecting my windshield...




And then gets all territorial on me, and lets out a scream!



He then hops over to my side mirror and inspects some more...




He then takes a look at himself...



and hollers some more...



He then hops to the side window and spits out some more foul language, as if I didn't get the message...

But I did get the message...This is his piece of property and he wants me out! So, after giggling at him and his intimidation tactics, I let him win and left.

21 comments:

Eve said...

That is just too much Hannibal...Only you!!!

Your word verication was "rednest"! How fitting!!

Tina said...

Now, I've seen everything..getting the bird from a bird!!
Quite an experience and you captured it all so well!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is too funny.A good laugh early in the morning is good for the soul Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

denapple said...

I've been scolded by many birds, but they've never come down to actually assault my car before! What a hoot!

jalynn01 said...

That would have been side splitting funny! I bet you were talking to him too. Do you think he is seeing his reflection and thinks it is another bird infringing upon his territory? I have an Oriole doing the same thing to my kitchen window. It is funny to watch! Thanks for sharing.. a Great Good-morning laugh.

Chris said...

That was the bird from Hitchcock movie :-) Very very funny, but obviously you were on the wrong road.

Don and Sher said...

Very funny, great story and pictures, and like Eve said, only you.

The Birdlady said...

I can't even believe these pictures! They made my day.

Diary of a Photographer said...

That is hilarious! What an amazing experience that had to be.

TSannie said...

I adore that second photo! Truly priceless!

Shellmo said...

Like Eve said - only you hannibal!! My gosh - he wanted to have a few words with you!! Hilarious!!! Glad you were able to get photos and probably best that you didn't step out of the car....

P.S. Getting ready to post my personal best photo right now. :)

Debbie said...

TSannie sent me and I love your photos! At my age, I would have gladly had a conversation with him all afternoon!

Bird Girl said...

That is just hilarious!!! I thought sure it was going to be a bear when I saw your title! Boy -- he was the bravest RWBB I ever saw! You didn't have your giant red-wing costume on again, did ya ;-)
That was so much fun...I was bummed out when it ended!

Flea said...

Too funny!

Dorothy said...

What a great post!! We had a Cardinal that fought himself in our cars rearview mirrow for three days! This is just too funny! I came over from Shelley's blog. Come visit me sometime at
http://mawdot.blogspot.com

Rob said...

The things animals will do to get a spot on your blog. Amazing!

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Talk about being territorial!
Great story!!

Gardener's Garden said...

I love the shots with the beak wide open and you did a great job of catching the red on his wings.

Todd Dixon said...

Nice series. Springtime birds can do some pretty interesting things.

NatureStop said...

Our visit to your blog.Great shots!!Will be following:)

Leeloo's mum said...

Hilarious!! I can't wait to show this to my boyfriend, he's gonna get a kick out of it!