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Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Birds

Remember the movie "The Birds"? The farm house and the cattle pens had black birds everywhere this afternoon. I didn't see hide nor hare (hair) of the rabbit. I don't blame it for staying hid. It felt kind of scary to get out of the truck with the black birds (Grackles, I believe) flying everywhere and making so much noise it was nerve wracking.

10 comments:

Wendy said...

My sister is deathly afraid of birds and absolutely hates that movie. I would like her to come visit so I can take her to Victoria Texas...That place is loaded with them and especially in the evenings around their mall area...it is kind of creepy! And never park your car under a tree or electric line there either, ewww!

TexWisGirl said...

wow - i haven't seen large flocks here yet.

jack69 said...

Yeah, but we all know you ain't a skeered of dem bird!!!! But it does give you an eerie feeling sometime, when faced with a scene like that. (smile)

Love ya!!!!

TARYTERRE said...

We have a place where the blackbirds gather like that. And it is scary.

Lynne said...

I wrote a post recently about an encounter with a bunch of turkey buzzards...ugly critters. My mother is very frightened of them, due to something that happened when we were living in Texas involving driving down the freeway at a good pace and one of those buzzards connecting with their windshield. It was pretty nasty and she never forgot it.

Jon said...

I know exactly what you're talking about. It has happened here several times during the past few years. The ones in my area are definitely grackles.

salemslot9 said...

I do remember, Paula
good old movie

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Yes, I do remember the movie....and the grackles are down here too!!!

Jimmy's Journal said...

I got a kick out of the grackles comment. My late father always loved animals (mom too) and dad liked to feed them.

I always called them crows or blackbirds although I know there are quite a few varieties.

What amused me about your comment is that dad always called them Crackles. I can still see him feeding them. They would eat out of his hand.

Jimmy

Leave It To Davis said...

That movie terrified me. I saw it for the first time when I was 7. We have Grackles everywhere, too. Although, I think they might be migrating down your direction now. Those might be some of the ones that we have fed while eating at Sonic or Chickfila!