Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Whistlers on Wednesday 23 - The 'Angry Bird' Edition

You've seen plenty of shots of the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks looking cute and sweet - and even smiling. Now it's time to see their sour side.







And perhaps my favorite 'angry face' of all...
And for those of you who enjoy seeing and hearing them on video, here's a 1/2 minute from my cell phone of their squabbles.

134 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh mt! Temper, temper!

Terri said...

Ah, my goodness...feisty little things aren't they!

Crissi said...

They are arguing! Great pictures!
Nice day!
Crissi

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Oh, 'Angry Bird' Edition and their sour side☆☆☆ Their beaks and eyes are really impressive to me with your beautiful pictures; wonder what they are expressing each other and definitely they must have emotions.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Buttons said...

Morning Tex I would never have known those sweet little fellas would have a nasty in your face, back off you side. As always you captured them perfectly. Hug B

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I never saw ducks in such a temper. Or heard them, either. Daffy Duck was never so tempered!

Deb said...

A firey side to the cuties

Janey and Co. said...

Looks and sounds like they got up on the wrong side of the pond!

georgettesullins said...

Such a racket and fluttering about as if to get away from another's cooties.

Lynne said...

A little sass is sometimes necessary for a smily face once in awhile!

Dianna said...

Reminds me of the Canada geese families we have in our yard. We have two couples: one with 6 babies and the other with 5. They're constantly hissing at either me or "my" ducks.... Needless to say, we have a well fertilized yard.....

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Oh, but they look so cute when they're angry!

Pom Pom said...

Such talkers! I like their sassy personalities!

holdingmoments said...

I still love 'em lol
Enjoyed the video too.

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Oh those little stinkers! What big claws they have on those cute little webbie feets!

Brian King said...

haha! Even when they're angry, I have a hard time taking them seriously! They still look like they're half smiling! :-)

She Who Carries Camera said...

What a silly bunch...I love how they jump!

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

got my popcorn ready and waiting to watch my favorite actor, the black-bellied whistling duck.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well I see we have a little 'tude going on this morning! They're still cute though:@)

Molly The Wally said...

Truly a dark side.....oh so fowl. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh funny. I love the first one on the bird bath.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Ha! They still look like they are smiling while fussing with each other!

DJan said...

They are still my favorite ducks, even when they're mad! This was fun, Tex. :-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awesome! They can get quite sassy looks like. Congrats on your POTW!

Primitive Stars said...

Temper temper now.....wow....they can get pretty cranky.....great pictures once again and video, enjoyed, Francine.

Sally Crowe said...

They remind me of two siblings trying to get in the last word. :)

xoxo

SweetMarie said...

Love how they sit in the bird bath together and chit chat. lol! Great shot of the fall! Too funny! Love hearing them on video, you would think it's smaller birds singing.

parker said...

Funny pics! That's some serious cuss-fighting going on!

Jan n Jer said...

Guess this one is in charge! They sound like little birds tweeting!

Sandra said...

I have two favorites, number 4 down and the claws pic... and i enjoyed watching your pond view while listening... what a view you have. really enjoyed the angry bird edition

Beth said...

They are so darn cute. After listening to the video I can see why they are called whistlers.

MarkD60 said...

Killer attack guard ducks...

Paula Fraker said...

Someone needs to switch to decaf! *bwahaha* (They are still cute, though!)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The movie looks like something from Monty Python.

Even pissed, they are cute.

Jo's World said...

OH, we all have our off days, don't we? Seems like even ducks do.

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Randy said...

In the first shot, that duck has an "I told you!" look about it.

Nancy Claeys {dot} Com said...

Everyone seems to get a bit testy during mating season.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful series, photo 6 is totally awesome.
Best wishes, Irma

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

These lovely ducks!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

I guess fighting for food all of the time can bring out the meanness in everyone including ducks. Nice behavour shots

barbara l. hale said...

Everybody has a bad day now and then. I still think they are the coolest! Thanks for your email on the possible location of these dudes. I am hopeful we might see some when we get down there.

Tanya Breese said...

ha, but they still look so cute!

Sharon Wagner said...

Sweet and sour duck. A variation on Peking. Don't be too sour Mr. Duck. Or you know what...

Angela said...

I like it! They look like they are talking! lol They are much louder than I thought they would be! The ducks at the park aren't loud at all compared to them.

Sylvia K said...

Had to get up too early and no breakfast!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

The happy ducks.. So beautiful.. :-)))

Daryl said...

i love Wednesdays here

Karen said...

Hee hee, they're still cute!

Linda said...

Even when they're angry, they don't really look mean. Their squabbles look as if they're meant to intimidate, not hurt, each other.

Farm Girl said...

Well at least now I know they are perfect. :) Great shots.

Chatty Crone said...

The Angry Bird Edition - how cute. sandie

Small City Scenes said...

Whoa---they are a bunch of noisy and even angry birds. Still happy faces lol MB

joeh said...

Whistler Duck...Gangham style!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Did they wake up on the wrong side of the nest? ;)
Congratulations on your POTW!

Alica said...

I love their red beaks!

prairiebirder said...

I'm loving your photos of the Whistling Ducks, they have such fun antics to watch!

grammie g said...

HI Teresa....The evil side of story comes out!!
Makes me laugh, like women PMSing and the claws come out LOL ; ) Cool shot's
Grace

Gillian Olson said...

I had no idea that they had a dark side, great expressions. Enjoyed the action in the video.

Sandy said...

LOL....They are still cute even with their angry faces on!

edenhills said...

Yeah, there's still cute. It's hard for ducks to look truly angry. :-)

Steffi said...

Wow!Great photos!Have a nice day!

Stephen Hayes said...

Someone is displaying quite a bit of attitude!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Too funny!! Even ducks get a little pissy!!

Raggedy Creations said...

Boy they do get mad don't they.

Felicia

Michaele said...

Well, they wouldn't be birds if they didn't do this. I hope most of it is just verbal threats. I still wuv them.

Ms. A said...

I know just how they feel! I feel that way quite often, myself.

Robin Lamb said...

T, oh dear, sour pusses indeed!

Cranberry Morning said...

I absolutely love these photos! and enjoyed the video too. :-) I'm so glad God put animals in this world!

Jeevan said...

Amazing and set quite angry mood! Indeed different from the other series on Whistlers.

RedPat said...

My goodness - such a bad mood!

Leovi said...

Great photos, it seems that party are very beautiful! A greeting.

Deanna said...

I guess we all have our bad days now and again...great shots!!

Łucja-Maria said...

Oh my God, are they argue.
They are fantastic.
Regards:)
Lucia

Bob Bushell said...

I love 'em Theresa.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Great film clips, shows a new side to these birds.


peter

nic.b van es said...

ja dat hoort er ook bij.

Karen S. said...

They certainly know what they want and they aren't afraid to go after it either. Still, I adore their faces!

Red said...

So even the mild mannered can have a bad day!

Margie said...

They still are awfully cute!!

Marina Linhares said...

Wonderful record.

Due to a strong storm that dropped in Rio de Janeiro, was off the air for a week ... Now it seems that things have normalized.

MarmePurl said...

I still love them angry face and all.
{and loved the 'mootiny' comment over @Buttons!}

Fjällripan said...

Hahaha, great series of their angry side :))

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my gosh! They do look angry! A little bit scary too!

eileeninmd said...

I do not think these birds have it in them to look angry. They are so darn cute. Great shots!

eileeninmd said...

I do not think these birds have it in them to look angry. They are so darn cute. Great shots!

mick said...

Great photos of all those "angry birds"! I like the little video with them making all the noise.

DIMI said...

Wow!!Angry ducks!!I love your shots!!Bravo Tex!!
Dimi..

Montanagirl said...

Boy, they're pretty frisky! Mating rights??

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Dear Theresa.
I got a lot of spam. And I try to take the verificaton away but it didn't work out.
I have it in your way this time, just for an half day. And there we have spam!

Before I started to use verification I got about 30 spam everyday to my blog and with verification None.

Please let me know if you don't want to look at my blog anymore so I can take your address away.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Guess those ducks behave exactly like humans...
Hugs,
Mariette

Jacquelineand.... said...

I can just hear them saying "let me tell you ALL about yourself"!

bailey-road.com said...

They're cute even when they're angry!

Sandra Wilkes said...

I am keeping my distance for sure. Great captures!

Bruce Clark said...

I think I would just walk away if they gave me that look

Andy Wilson said...

Great post!

Sandy Carlson said...

They are sassy and fun!

Julia said...

I wonder what they are arguing about. I love the video. They looked pretty agitated. Must be some sort of pecking order, ha,ha.
hugs,
JB

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh, I think it's time for some anger management classes! Or maybe hormone replacement therapy? :)

Susan said...

Oh yeah, they look angry! Wouldn't want them pissed at me!

Paula said...

Wonder if they were just passing through here. Haven't seen them anymore or maybe we havn't been out at the right time of day.

de engineur said...

those ducks seem to have great 'conversation' between them

Judy said...

I chuckled watching them!

Stephanie said...

I don't think I would ever tire seeing your Whistling birds.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I had no idea the sweet little Whistler's could throw such a temper tantrum! Love your captures.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Didn't know they could be so feisty.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Oh boy, well i still they are cute

:.tossan© said...

Spectacle for the eyes,
photo special! ! hug

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures! These guys have character!

Rita said...

Must be those males being grumpy over the women--LOL!
Love the video of the Mexican jumping whistling birds. :)

Linda R said...

Such great photos. They have me smiling...

Eva Ason said...

Great photos of the whistlers :)

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series you show these beautiful ducks that look as if they can not agree :)

Ellie said...

Oh dear it's a bit like jekyll and hyde!!! Cool pictures :))

Barb Brookbank said...

Scary! I remember being chased by Bantam Roosters and I've never gotten over it! :)

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

Such spunk! Love them :)

McGuffy Ann said...

We all have two sides...good & bad....even birds and critters. Great post.

Rose said...

I do so enjoy these...and love all the action in the video.

Chris Rohrer said...

I would not want to make these birds angry! They get quite feisty as is:)

Karen said...

Great shots, birds get cranky sometimes, we have bird wars here, a territory thing. With the noisy miners winning.

Jeanne said...

I just love these guys, they are cute even when they're mad. ☺

Candy C. said...

Those males are gettin' after each other in that video! Angry birds indeed!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

So why were they angry? Love the video, quite a dance! You have an ad for getting rid of birds? That surprised me!

Margaret said...

Ha. Love the feeder photos and in the video they are like jumping beans!

pattisjarrett said...

I was telling my granddaughter about your whistling ducks, and sent her a link. She says you need to send her a couple of them. :)

Laura. M said...

A fight between friends :))
Good photos Teresa
A kiss.

Betty Manousos said...

hello beauties!!

indeed they look angry.

Hilary said...

Oh they're a hoot. And they sound more like songbirds than ducks.

Marie said...

My my! :-)

wayside wanderer said...

Oh duck drama is my favorite.

JM said...

Some cool captures here! :-)

Donna said...

Hahaha, someone has an "attitude!"

Liz said...

These are wonderful!! I love your Whistlers!
I managed to capture some shots of our Aussie Plumed Whistling Ducks & common Whistling Ducks recently. I shall have to post them to WBW!!

bon bon said...

oh! looks like a few lover's quarrels under way! lol!

Helma said...

These ducks I viond been so much fun and this "strip" all hahahaha ... Delicious as they may look like in picture 4 hahaha .... Also your video shows that they can go! Rampage nice

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