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Diary of a Mad Blackbird 2 by illmatar Diary of a Mad Blackbird 2 by illmatar
This little guy kept landing and flaring his wings at us. I put my head down on the railing and shot pictures while he came towards me. My initial "gee, he's friendly" reaction turned into laughter when I realized I was meant to be intimidated. There were females around and we were not welcomed!
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pixipatrin Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe hormonal birds. My cockatiels are a little hormonal at the moment. It's a big issue with pet owners getting intimidated in the springtime and re-homing their birds...
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
Heh. Yeah. We have a mockingbird nest in our back yard and risk a severe attack when we walk out there.
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pixipatrin Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D better watch it!
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
He wassa fixin to kick my butt.
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pixipatrin Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I :heart: birds!
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Great catch! :love:
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Thanks!
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BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Those scowling eyes... :lol: He's definitely cheesed. :sprint:
This is better than that "Mad Bluebird" we see on mugs and all over the Net.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
XD Thanks...we laughed and laughed at him.
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... a bad-tempered crow with red flashes on his wings? :XD:
Any relation to Shadow the Hedgehog, I wonder... :iconshadowthehedgehogplz:
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
LOL! Could be! I'll have to look into it.
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Shot and Story. He really looks like he was saying a few choice words.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Oh he was very impressive! ;) I have a few other shots of him - he practically stomped up to my camera.
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes they will attack anything they think is a threat to them.
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
Yeah...and I was obviously a threat to his love life!
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DragonRichard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah that's awesome :p
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illmatar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Thanks.
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DragonRichard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ur welcome :D
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Kelly63 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Photographer
There is a lot of character in that shot! Nice!
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 5, 2008
Thanks. He had so much attitude it just vibrated out of every feather! :-)
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Kelly63 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008   Photographer
It's a really fun shot! :w00t:
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maddog78 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Oooh even better then the first pose, those are such fiery red feathers love the color
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
I think they are very cute.
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maddog78 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
They definately have a great personality and little bird syndrome :D
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Yeah...like little yappy dogs with wings.
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maddog78 Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Exactly always yapping at the huge Great Danes haha!!!
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Truth! We have bald eagles and great horned owls around here and if the black birds aren't hounding them the mocking birds are!
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Starscreamer07 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thats awesome - hes very pretty :)
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
He was absolutely indignant that we were there during his date. :-D
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Starscreamer07 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
the birds trying to make a move and you guys are just crampin' his style...:XD:
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
ROTFLMAO! Right! How dare we!?
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Starscreamer07 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
and he was all dressed up for the occasion too...
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Heh.
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sisakun Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
lol
nice picy though
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sisakun Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
:O when i was writing thewre was only the 1st comment nd it said 2 seconds agao
i guess a lot of comments can appear in a very few seconds :O
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Things move fast on dA I've noticed. Thanks for the comments!
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sisakun Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
ur welcome :D
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Raynef Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Is so cute
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Thanks. :-)
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Raynef Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Your welcome *illmatar.
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za4em9 Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute. I like the expression on that guy's face, or rather the way it looks to be. awesome.
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
LOL! Looks furious doesn't he? I was laughing so hard it's amazing any of these shots came out at all!
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loezzy Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
I think I saw these birds on TV once, cool that you saw one in real life!
It's a nice photo too. :D
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illmatar Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
:-) Heh...where I live these guys are around all year. They clean out our bird-feeder even quicker than the squirrels.
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loezzy Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Lucky you, haha. ;P
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