April 26, 2011

Angry birds

I have been living in this house for over 5 years now and I have NEVER experienced what has been going on for the past week.  I have a very aggressive robin attacking all of my windows (and my car).  It has woken us up at 5am banging (and I mean REALLY hard) on the windows in every room.  I don't know how it hasn't collapsed from a concussion.

I googled it and it seems that it is actually "normal" behavior for when robins are nesting.  They get protective of their territory and when they see the reflection of another bird in the window they take it as a threat.  Well, this is NEWS TO ME!!!  Sheesh!  I had to take some pics of the "angry bird" (tee hee).

Here is Mr. Angry:

I wish the lighting on the pics was better but I was innocently sitting at my desk when I heard the banging and quickly took some snapshots to share.  

I have another angry bird to share.  It's a hawk (I think).  You ever have a hard time finding an accurate answer on the internet?  Well, the bird is either a hawk or a falcon but I couldn't really get a clear answer and the pics I found didn't help me identify a difference.  

Anyway, I was in the park with my boys and my nephew when I saw this huge thing swoop over me in the sky.  I'm really happy I had my telephoto lens because it really is a GORGEOUS bird.

Here is Mr. Angry Bird 2:

I have to be honest, I have heard of eagles and hawks in NYC but I never really imagined they'd be so close.  There is an owl (which I have only heard) in a park behind my house and ONE DAY I will find him.  I can't wait till the day I can finally put a face to the "whooo-ing" that goes on.

I know this was not a paper related post but I just had to share my bird moments with you.  Anybody else ever get an angry robin attacking their windows?  It's kid of scary.  reminds me of the movie "The Birds".  HA! 

Well, I'm off to the park again with my kiddos.  Let's see what else I can find!