A seemingly menacing mockingbird is bringing all-new meaning to “Angry Birds” — Austin-style.
“Is this bird deranged? Is this a prelude to a real-life version of ‘The Birds?’ Is he simply protecting his young?” joked Jason Arredondo. “I don’t know, but now I just want to figure out why he comes around so often.”
Arredondo is talking about the little flying fellow that frequents his Southwest Austin apartment in Central Texas like clockwork. The bird’s been beating and flapping his way into the windows for weeks.
“I will open the blinds, and he still doesn’t fly away,” said Arredondo. “In fact, he will jump down on the ground and walk around the corner to the other window, as though we’re on his territory.”
And Arredondo said it wasn’t an issue at first, but the visits have been happening for the last five days every morning and afternoon. He said the bird’s persistent tactics make it seem as though it’s trying to get their attention.