Those notoriously naughty birdies


It’s true that there are plenty of notoriously bad people out there, but in my experience, the most notorious bad boys and girls I have encountered are birds. They are very intelligent creatures, and with that often comes a bit of naughtiness, sometimes extreme naughtiness. Don’t get me wrong, I love birds. Very much!

Here are a bunch of videos demonstrating some bird naughtiness. Most are short.

This video is called “Birds are jerks”, but really, the people are maybe a little unwise (to be generous). This is hilarious! 12 mins

When birds are hungry, they don’t care where it comes from. Sometimes they are quite opportunistic and resort to thievery. 2.5 mins

This brown-headed cowbird lays her egg in a cardinal’s nest. She removed some of the cardinal’s eggs, but one, but the cowbird’s egg remains. Poor mama cardinal will tend to the eggs and find a much hungrier cowbird chick eating up the food leaving her remaining cardinal baby hungry. 2 mins

Potty mouth parrots. Well, it’s really the owner’s fault, but the parrots seem to like words. 3.8 mins

Whoa! This eagle thinks he/she is the master hunter. It manages to toss a goat off the cliff to its death. 2 mins

Grackles are bullies. They’ll coordinate with each other to chase away squirrels and other animals. Here grackles swipe down to intimidate a poor old dog. 30 seconds

Finally, have you ever been pooped on by a big bird? I bet you it was deliberate. 30 seconds







19 thoughts on “Those notoriously naughty birdies

  1. Hussein Allam May 20, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    That’s why your title site’s name addressed by updownflight, now I started gradually to discover who you are, great post!, Btw, I have not seen you do blogging since two days, what’s wrong ?! Are you ok?!

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    • updownflight May 20, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      Hi Hussein. I posted the naughty birds post yesterday. The day before I was gone all day in Philadelphia with my hubby for his eye appointment. Today I may not post because we’ll be doing lots and lots of gardening. Perhaps I’ll post tomorrow. If not, definitely Monday.

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      • Hussein Allam May 20, 2017 / 7:25 pm

        Oh sorry to hear that, hope your hubby is ok now, as I hope he will get better sooner. God bless! So with regards to posting blogs, it depends on your priorities of course, go ahead the way you go. Good luck, Updownflight! 🙂

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      • updownflight May 20, 2017 / 8:34 pm

        Thanks, Hussein Allam. Luckily, my husband had a good check up this month.

        I generally post at least five times per week. On weekends I get pretty busy with projects, but I have posted on a weekend before.

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      • Hussein Allam May 20, 2017 / 8:37 pm

        Good news that you husband getting well. And thanks to let me know about posting schedule, means a lot for sharing it here, updownflight!🙂

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  2. Kerrie May 22, 2017 / 2:55 am

    This is why I’m addicted to birds as pets – they absolutely crack me up! I hope you’re not missing Lima too sorely ❤

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    • updownflight May 22, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      Hi Kerrie. I’m glad you have/had pet birds. Actually, I am still missing Lima very much. Though he’ll never be replaced, I think I would like to welcome a new bird friend to my home soon.

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      • Kerrie May 22, 2017 / 12:38 pm

        I’ve found each bird is so different from the next that they can never be mistaken as a replacement 🙂 I hope you find a good match when you are ready 🙂

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      • updownflight May 22, 2017 / 12:41 pm

        Thank you, Kerrie. Lima was a Pacific Parrotlet (wonderful little birds). I’m thinking of adopting a conure as my next birdy love.

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      • Kerrie May 22, 2017 / 12:44 pm

        Conures are such fun, energetic birds! I miss my conure Blinkey, but thinking about him makes me laugh, he was such a character.

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      • updownflight May 22, 2017 / 12:45 pm

        Thank you for sharing about your conure Blinkey. I look forward to when I can adopt a new bird. My husband is just not quite ready, yet. I had a dream about conures last night.

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      • Kerrie May 22, 2017 / 12:49 pm

        When you’re both ready I’m sure you’ll both find a wonderful new friend 🙂

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    • updownflight May 22, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      I’m glad you liked the bird videos, modoyle. They are funny animals. So smart.


  3. julieryanhuff May 25, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    As someone who grew up on a farm and has been attacked by a goose AND multiple roosters, I can say that this post is the truth.

    More seriously, this blog is incredible. You have a talent for letting all multifaceted parts of your personality and experiences shine through.

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    • updownflight May 25, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      That makes me very happy to hear that. It was my goal when I set up my blog. I will say that I do write a lot about mental illness, but I require myself to explore other interests, as well. That’s a healthy move for me.

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