Sunday, February 18, 2007

Grackles, Grackles Everywhere

We were reading Isabella's blog about the Invasion of Birds and it got us to thinking about Mom's drive home every evening. She says mostly there are few birds to see but, once she gets to the intersection of a major street (three lanes each way plus turn lanes) and the freeway (six lanes of freeway and six lanes of service/frontage roads), there are grackles everywhere! She decided to take her camera with her to work so she could take pictures and show us when she got home. Check this out! (Oh, click on the pictures to get the full effect ... you can see each bird.)















Almost all of the space on the wires has birds sitting on it. If you look again, you will see there are even a couple of birds sitting on top of the post!

But that wasn't all of the birds. Here is another picture.















Mom says it is like this every evening when she drives through there. After she passes this intersection, then it is back to one or two birds.

We suggested that Mom take us to work and we would bark at the birds and chase them away. She said that she probably would not do that. We would lose our voices barking at all of those birds and she thinks they are used to lots of noise if they can stand to hang around a busy intersection in Houston during rush hour.

(Our apologies for the quality of the pictures. Mom was sitting in her car at the stop light when she took the pictures so she didn't have a lot of opportunity to work with the camera.)

12 comments:

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

They look like Snackles!!!!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Luckie the Dachie said...

oh gosh..lots of birds! That reminds me of this huge tree we have near my home. Every evening, those birds make lots of noise and I just want to bark and bark at them. Mom says she's afriad of walking under that tree..something abt raining bird poo...

Cairo The Boxer said...

OMG!!! I have never seen so many birds. It's scary.

Sure you can live with me. The more the better.

Stay away from the birds they might just fly down and take one of you.

Isabella said...

Holy tuna on a biscuit! Those birds are up to something, and I don't think it is anything good. Spooky. Our crows have moved on- maybe they joined your grackles? Our ibis, storks, and herons still visit but the crows haven't been around for awhile.

Joe Stains said...

oh my I have never ever seen so many birds in all my life!!!

Turbo the Sibe said...

Don't let 'em poop on your head!!!

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, that's a lot of birdies! Think of all the poopin' they do! How often does your mom have to wash the car?
Play bows,
Zim

Charlie Kelley-Church said...

My mom says she would be afraid to go near there. No telling what they would do. She said she has seen that movie "The Birds" so your mom should be real careful.

C-K-C

JustMeCopper said...

"Holy tuna on a biscuit?" Isabella??? Wow, I've never heard THAT one before! Ha ha.

All I have to say .... it is much more generic.... i WOW! Those birds remind me of the movie! Creepy. Maybe they are having a bird convention?

Bruce the Bird Dog said...

Those birds need to be brucey-fied! Bark and bark and bark and then run, run, run and chase those birdies away!

Bob-kat said...

Wow that's a lot of birds! What a sight. Probably a dangerous place to stand around without an umbrella! LOL!

Your mom is probabaly right Dachsies, that is an awful lot of birds for 3 little dogs, you probably would lose your voices!

DogsAyeView said...

The birds! The birds! We wuf to jump up and scare the birds! Can we come to your house, huh, huh, can we, huh, please?
Wuf Ya! *And thanks for stopping by our blog yesterday! Do you know Cubby the Boxer from Texas? We think he's in Houston...
Gomer & Opie at DogsAyeView