Thursday, June 9, 2011

Watch Out!

It's happened to me and I've seen it happen to others. Red Winged Blackbirds are very protective of their nests. Certain colors of hats and shirts seem to really set them off and they also - quite sneakily - sometimes attack from behind you.

There's been a pair by the Shedd (I don't know if it is the same pair each year) that are particularly territorial and protective. I think that's what prompted these signs.


3 comments:

Lois said...

That's pretty funny! I've been attacked by a mockingbird before for getting too close to a baby that had fallen out of the nest. They can hit pretty hard!

Chrissy Brand said...

Thanks for the warning ;-) I often worry about city pigeons who take off right in front of you.

Chrissy

Paul said...

Great sign, well spotted. Never been attacked by any bird, though I can understand why they might do this.