Sunday, May 25, 2014

Another Crabby Critter

After the squirrel gave me a tongue lashing (see the post below), probably because there were babies in their nest and LL and Fergus were being too noisy, I got another scolding last evening down at the garden.
Not by a squirrel this time, but by a red-winged blackbird. I was minding my own business, putting tomato plants in the garden when this guy kept flying over with his mean bird chirp on. After I finished with the tomatoes, okra, yellow squash and zucchinni, and while I waited for Hubs to finish tilling a row for the hot peppers, I got out my camera. Here he is trying to decide whether or not I dug the 410 out of the gun rack or if the contraption pointed at him was harmless.
Guess he thought he could scare me away with this red shoulders. Little did he know that if I really had a 410 and was of the sort to shoot birds, his goose would have been cooked. Fortunately for him, I don't shoot birds with anything other than my camera.
Since the Mister wasn't having much luck scaring me away, Mrs decided to give it a try.  She wasn't successful either, but Hubs had the garden ready for more plants, so I left them alone. Mister, however, kept flying over with his crabby on.

Linking to  the Bird D'pot

19 comments:

Brian King said...

Love the red shoulders on the males!

TexWisGirl said...

they are vocal sorts, aren't they?

Gerald (SK14) said...

Don't think I've ever seen a red-winged blackbird before - nice shot

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The male is very handsome with his bright colours.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

They are little clowns, so animated.

Rose said...

They sure can chatter at a person...always love when they return in the spring.

Ginny said...

How wonderful! And you have captured him just the way they are here, standing atop reeds. The double shouldered shot with his beak open is SO awesome! They hang out here in tall grasses and stand atop them, and I have never been able to get a picture. They fly off when they spot a camera. These are wonderful shots!

Linda said...

Lovely photos! And I had to smile about the squirrel's tongue lashing. :)

Beth said...

Beautiful shots!

Linda said...

I just love that bright red!

orchid Miyako said...

Yes, your shoots were GORGEOUS ones♡♡♡
I wish I could see these beauty in my neighborhood(^^;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

EG CameraGirl said...

Red wings sure can be bossy, can't they?

Anni said...

Beautiful!! And to have both sexes in one sitting/spotting...fantastic!!

[love the cattails too.]

Thanks for linking up at the Bird D'Pot this weekend.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

These are very nice shots! We saw several of them earlier this weekend while we were in Ohio.

~Lindy

Ela said...

What beautiful birds and wonderful photos !

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Nice shots of this pretty blackbird!

NatureFootstep said...

one of the besat images I´ve seen on this black-bird :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Our Phoebe is very busy calling a warning to other Phoebes. I suppose this is how they survive. She always gives me a dark look!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Good you were so quick on the draw. Nice photos!