Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Smiling Spider by Odilon Redon

OK, it's not a bird...but that's because birds aren't scary. Not even the silent birds that fly in darkness.

Two Owls by Gustave Dore

Or ravens that swoop in during the night.

Gustave Dore
Although they might be scary if they grew really, really big.

Or if they were some kind of half-human were-bird on the rampage.

from Une Semaine de Bonte by Max Ernst

Or if they were able to capsize a boat.

But in real life, they're just not very threatening.

Hope you have a fun Halloween!


  1. I love these pictures! Thank goodness I have never yet encountered a smiling spider or a werebird! Or a bird as big as a bus. Love the pigeons! Hope your Halloween was happy! MOM

  2. Scary bird pictures a insporation for one of Alfred Hitchcocks best movies THE BIRDS especialy the one with the bird picking the persons eyes out

    1. I know, so many people are afraid of birds! I don't get it personally, but there must be something going on at a deeper level here....

  3. Werebird ordinary man by day but during the full moon just like with the werewolf he turns into a scary birdman creature

  4. The ROC a giant bird from 1001 arabian nights sinbad had encounters with these big big birdies and they can sink a ship if their get realy ticked off