Monday, July 16, 2012

Ruffled Feathers ~ A Bird Story



OK, so I stand here on my roof, enjoying the view, and minding my own business.


When suddenly I hear the sound of wings above my head. I look around. NO, you don't! Sit down here, this is MY roof!


A big old white bird with a crook in his neck lands on MY roof and totally ignores me. He thinks very highly of himself, I can just tell.


Let's see if I can scare him away: "Hey, you bird with the crook in your neck, get off this roof! Get off, I'm telling you, this is MY roof!"


Well, that didn't work. He just turned the other way and he's still ignoring me. This is a very annoying situation. I can tell he thinks very highly of himself, long neck, white feathers and all.


Let's see if I just ignore him, then maybe he'll fly away.


Nope, that didn't work and now he's looking like he's coming after me.


My feathers are ruffled and I'm greatly annoyed, but I will stay in my spot and look for my peace to return. 






Photos are from Marina del Rey, California. I took them some years ago and found them again on that disk with over 1,000 pictures that I had forgotten about in one of my drawers. Sometimes, it pays off to clean house, in more ways than one. Have a nice day!

22 comments:

  1. too cute! it's true - they don't like to share their space. :)

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  2. Vilken tur att du hittade bilderna, vilken fin serie och berättelse. Jättefina bilder. Kram!

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  3. That is tooo funny. I think you nailed the unspoken interaction well.

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  4. Fantastic! Thanks so much for finding them and sharing.

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  5. LOVE IT! That bird is not giving up. lol

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  6. Ooooooh lawd haves mercy, it's gonna be a birdie fight. Dat white birdie thinks he be all dat...pish posh!
    I thinks birdies are neat to watch but they usually ALWAY poop on me and then my mum has to gives me a baff...ugh. You know what, I takes dat back...I don't like birdies.

    Puddles

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  7. I love these photos - it's a funny story really.
    Have a lovely Day!

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  8. What a creative, fun and original way to share your photos! Isn't a blog great?

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  9. What a great "tail", Inger! I love looking at old photos as much as I love your header!!!!...:)JP

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  10. Oh my goodness. I was beginning to wonder how a Great Blue Heron and a Great Egret came to be in Desert Canyon at all, let alone at the same time

    :-D

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  11. Outstanding photos and captions, Inger.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. Dear Inger, these photographs and their story delighted me! Thank you. Peace.

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  13. Great captions! I am sure that was just what they were thinking!

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  14. I am so glad you guys enjoyed this bird interaction, imagined by me. I looked at these pictures and they sort of spoke to me. I didn't have to do a thing, just write it down.

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  15. P. S There are Great Blue Herons at the other end of town where there are some lakes. I have pictures of them too, somewhere.

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  16. Hi Inger - loved the roof town .. where domain rules ... I immediately thought of gull here - who tries each year to build a nest in a bird bath - right size .. but damp - very .. and not very secure against foxes ...

    Great storking heron story .. fun to read and look at ..

    Love the new header pic

    cheers Hilary

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  17. Terrific shots -- perfect captions!

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  18. Ach, a bully bird! I love your story!

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  19. I suspected you might be a bit "for the birds," Inger. Now we have the proof.

    What an amazing dialogue you have written for the feathered critters.!

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  20. What a delightful series and I loved the commentary.

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  21. This is awesome I never seen two of these different birds together ever. B

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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