These Birds Have Something to Say….

and they’re gonna say it, by golly.   Think birds are just sitting around, singing the occasional ditty, dreaming about the next worm?  Think again, my friend.  There’s a lot going on in those birdbrains.

Take this little Eastern Kingbird family.  Mom is having typical Mom thoughts, that’s for sure.

Really?  You're gonna yell at your mother like that??

Really? You’re gonna yell at your mother like that??

Just stop.  Can't you be more like your brothers?  Look how polite they are.

Just stop. Can’t you be more like your brothers? Look how polite they are.

Ow.  Hurts my ears.

Ow. Hurts my ears.

Finally I can get a word in.  Jeez.

Finally I can get a word in. Jeez.

Or take the lowly Catbird.    Give one a branch of his own, and he become a veritable Laurence Olivier.

First to stage right:

To be or not to be...

“What a piece of work is man…”

Then to stage left:

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“How noble in reason…”

Or the family dynamic that I’m sure we all recognize:

What are you doing?  I asked you to go to the store hours ago!!

What are you doing? I asked you to go to the store hours ago!!

Of course, there’s always that passive-aggressive guy who you know is thinking something bad, but keeps his mouth clamped, refusing to talk:

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Come to think of it, birds are pretty good at this non-verbal stuff.

I'm pretty? Yeah, everyone says that.  But I'm a MALE, dang it!  Would it kill you to say "handsome" once in a while??

I’m pretty? Yeah, everyone says that. But I’m a MALE, dang it! Would it kill you to say “handsome” once in a while??

Who you lookin' at?

Who you lookin’ at?

I see you.  Believe me, I SEE you.

I see you. Believe me, I SEE you.

We see you too.  We ain't birds, but we see you, that's for sure.

We see you too. We ain’t birds, but we see you, that’s for sure.

About westerner54

Hello. I'm Cindy, and I love to hike, bike and explore the outdoors - particularly the western U.S.
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16 Responses to These Birds Have Something to Say….

  1. lylekrahn says:

    Funny captions. Great fun. I liked those pronghorn checking you out.

  2. Love the greedy Kingbird fledglings! Interesting angle on the crossbill. Thanks for sharing.

  3. oopsjohn says:

    Spectacular… Great first pic of the exasperated mom!

  4. LuAnn says:

    Really loved this post! I am still smiling 🙂

  5. Erco Travels says:

    Beautiful photographs!

  6. What a great series of portraits!! I love the anthropomorphic captions, too–irresistible.

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