ORIGINAL ANGRY BIRDS: SQUARE AND SPIKY MARCH DAY 7 – Marilyn Armstrong

Original Angry Birds -7- March Spiky Squares!

Whoever created angry birds must have had his eye on woodpeckers. I was watching them today. There were probably a dozen birds, many of them Goldfinches and the rest Juncos or Nuthatches and the odd Chickadee when one of the big Red-Bellied Woodpeckers cruised to halt in the flat feeder.

Every other bird jumped off the feeder and flew into the trees. They weren’t messing with a woodpecker. Those birds are wacko.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker at feeding time. That is some beak!
I think this one could peck MY eyes out!!

You can see it in their faces. Even on the little Down Woodpeckers, they all seem to be scowling. Definitely angry birds and even the little ones have longer than average sharp beaks and thicker than normal skulls. And they have an attitude: “Beat it or I’ll peck those eyes right out of your head.”

Look at the fierce face on this one. Angry bird ahoy!

“Yes sir,” say all the other birds. They aren’t messing with those crazy woodpeckers. Just look at their faces. They are, apparently, in a permanently bad mood.

And of course, this is why the birds are so miffed. I’m a little miffed myself!

Note that our mailbox has been squashed into the snow bank – and no, this picture is NOT square. Photo: Garry Armstrong
Our house in the snow from the street – Photo: Garry Armstrong

Happy spiky, jagged, pointy, bristly, serrated, prickly, spiny, and barbed’ squares!

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

9 thoughts on “ORIGINAL ANGRY BIRDS: SQUARE AND SPIKY MARCH DAY 7 – Marilyn Armstrong”

  1. Ha…. I can see that!!!!! Brilliantly observed and wonderfully captured. I had a large couple of green woodpeckers in the crowns of two trees this morning. They came in peace 😉

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  2. oh these are such wonderful photographs. I am intrigued though by the red-bellied woodpecker as it looks as though his crown is redder than his belly!!!!

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