I've always thought of birds as such friendly, happy little creatures. Even though I've heard that their cheerful chirping isn't really a lovely tune whistled for our appreciation, but a warning to other birds to keep out of it's territory, my mind still persists in believing that they're singing and probably to me.
However, keen observation and my camera are about to prove otherwise.
Here a house finch and a female cardinal seem to be peaceably sharing a meal at the bird feeder.
Then the nasty little house finch started pecking at the cardinal.
And then, probably because he knew I was watching, he left the front perch but you can just make him out slipping around the back.
And sure enough, the aggressive house finch won the feeder.
And I'm pretty sure the cardinal was angry.
Another bird that got angry was this bluebird. He very obviously hated me photographing him while he bathed.
You can barely make him out, pouting high in this tree.
And I don't even KNOW what this bird was so mad about.
This Nuthatch tried to intimidate me by flying right at me.
The red-winged blackbird scolded me.
And even this robin took exception to my spying while he bathed.
So, yeah, I guess there are a lot of angry birds but that won't stop me from taking their pictures and enjoying their antics. In fact, I think I really like angry birds.