Attack Birds

Sure, these birds look innocent enough.

Every year, a family of birds builds a nest right above the flood lights at the peak of the carport.  If the hu-dad is not careful to back the Jeep in quite far enough, the nose of the Jeep can be, errrr, “decorated” by said birds.  And, those baby birds learning to fly can sometimes be a quick snack if the hu-dad is not paying attention as we walk past (because we ALWAYS notice if one of them is on the ground testing his wings).  Once the birds have left the nest, the hu-dad is careful to take it down and try to prevent the birds from coming back the next spring.  All of his efforts have failed and, once again, we have birds in the nest.

Tonight, the hu-dad looked up and saw the birds in their nest.  He was surprised they were here this late in the year, but he wanted to get a close up picture. He pulled the Jeep out of the car port, carefully climbed on the hood, balanced himself a few feet away and began taking pictures.  And, then, . . . the birds all flew away at the same moment.

For some reason, a group of birds all taking flight at the same time can be surprising.  When the hu-dad is zoomed in on them, it is even more surprising as viewed through the camera.  When he assumed they were too young to fly, it is enough to throw one off balance.  Especially if said human is balanced on the hood of the Jeep and is startled backwards because of the sudden flight.

We are just sorry he did not have the camera on video, because that video would have been something to post on this blog.  Sort of like the Road Runner winning again and Wile E. Coyote falling into the canyon – from Wile’s perspective.  Instead, we just have pictures of birds that the hu-dad swears tried to attack him.

 

Don't they look vicious?

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12 Comments

  1. Susan on July 5, 2011 at 12:40 am

    And what did hu-dad *say* when the birds took off? I’d like to hear the audio with the video.

  2. Kari on July 3, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Simply evil

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

  3. Cheyenne-Millie on July 3, 2011 at 12:01 am

    Evil birds! Birdies are a strange lot!!

  4. Huffle Mawson on July 2, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Are you suggesting that hu-dad fell off the jeep? Because that would be funny!

  5. NCMountainwoman on July 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Don’t need a video. I’m laughing just reading the description. Tell the hu-dad to buy a rubber black snake and place it where the nest was. Oh, and make sure everyone knows it’s a RUBBER snake.

  6. HUSKYS RULE on July 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    We have a nest in our backyard & sometimes they hit the ground & I get a birdie treat as long as the humans don’t see it!!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Nia

  7. Wild Dingo on July 2, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    and to think he keeps you from snacking on them. duh. does he even know which side you’re on?

  8. houndstooth on July 2, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, this could have happened at our house. Mr. Taleteller is fascinated by the birds that build a nest under our kitchen awning every year and swears he’s going to buy a webcam just to film them. I can totally see him getting too close in his curiosity and paying the price. I’m just glad the Hu-Dad, and hopefully the Jeep, too, were uninjured in the bird attack! Perhaps they don’t like camo socks…

    I really enjoyed your reply on the blog this morning! That was a lot of cool stuff I didn’t know about Sibe history, and I love that stuff! It all makes a lot of sense, too. For a minute, I thought you were going to talk about Natasha being descended from Siberian royalty. 😛 Anyway, thank you for sharing stuff I didn’t know! 🙂

  9. Sasha on July 2, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Sasha the wiener dog here. My human mommy hung up some old cd’s (like the free ones you get in the junk mail) just above the security lights at our house right before nesting season -about end Jan. or early Feb. Then, she takes them down in the early fall. The robins were pest here before that. Hope that helps. Woofs.

  10. Cherie K. Miller on July 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I’ve heard of Angry Birds (the game) but never Attack Birds. Maybe you’re on to something. And, those little birdies looked harmless.

    Dropping by today on the blog hop – have a great 4th with your furry herd.

  11. Life With Dogs on July 2, 2011 at 10:23 am

    LOL! I wonder how many of us have ended up in those situations getting Wordless Wednesday shots. I want to see that video! 🙂

  12. Khyra on July 2, 2011 at 6:16 am

    They khovet the furry special nest lining!

    Perhaps they want to plukhk it from his khlothes!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: I’m sure Meesha khould send Loki to help dispatch them!

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