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Thread subject: bird brain
Name Date Message
Shelley 06/12/05 11:23 am That red-winged blackbird is really looking for trouble, isn't he? He has been buzzing the nest for what seems like hours! Betty has been mightily annoyed and on high alert, alternately screaming at it, chasing it away and just generally threatening it to within an inch of its life. Finally, I see that Dennis has arrived with a fish. I can't tell who is fedeing the chicks right now but whichever parent is standing at the 9 o'clock position, is pretty calm about it. I actually just saw that stupid bird flash by again, a few times!!! I saw the flash of red, heard the chirps (that single-syllable chirp is not what I recognized at the familiar red-winged blackbird call but the flash of red and black certainly convices me that that's who it is) and the non-feeding osprey just glanced over and barely blinked.

And was it my imaginaton or was there actually a thin stick hanging vertically with its bottom just to the left of the 6 o'clock position, for a short while in the nest? Very odd!
Cecilia 06/12/05 12:16 pm It's 12:15 and that RWBB is still driving Betty nuts. I think he's sitting on the cam perch right now. Has any one ever read about an osprey "taking out" a Blackbird?
Shelley 06/12/05 12:22 pm I swear, what is that dumb bird thinking? Surely, the chicks are already as big as, if not bigger than, the RWBB.And what on earth does it think it is going to accomplish, buzzing a nest with 2 parents in it?!?! Yes, I hear it, now, too, quite close.

It's really cruisin' for a bruisin' today, as they say...

I think, if there hasn't been documentation of the *taking out* of a RWBB yet, today's the day.....

(rolling eyes....)

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