Friday, July 15, 2011

Removing A Problem


The Red-tail Hawk is being tormented by a Northern Mockingbird (thank you texwisgirl). Sorry, I’m on the wrong side of the sun so the photos are not fantastically fabulous ;>), that's the way it is sometimes. I’m pretty sure the Red-tail was either too close to a nest and/or the young of the Mockingbird. The Mockingbird was incredibly aggressive and  neither size or model of its opponent seemed not to make a difference. The whole scene was over in seconds. Mr. Red-tail was sent on his way. 

Setting up for the kamikaze dive...

Up...up...up...
Dive... Dive
Oooh... Your gonna get it...
I mean really get it...
It's crunch time...



Gotcha...
By By Birdy...

6 comments:

It's Time to Live said...

Great series of shots. I can tell you it is not a Night Hawk but beyond that I can not tell. Some type of Jay???

texwisgirl said...

wow! spectacular shots of the mystery attack bird. i was going to guess mockingbird since they have those white wing bars and white tail feathers too. AND they're very aggressive when defending their nests. these are great photos!

Larry Ostby said...

Time to Live, Thank you and you are correct. Not a nighthawk at all.

Texwisgirl, you are right. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. This particular bird is the Northern Mockingbird. I'm going to edit my post right now.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Great series, Larry!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I really enjoy hearing the repertoire Mockinbird, but they are relentless and I've seen them go after other birds and people too, me included!!

I hope you're having a good weekend!!

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Chip, appreciate it.

Thanks Kim, the weekend has been great. The weather finally has given us a break.