Last week during a walk around a nearby park, I accidentally intruded into the territory of a pair of nesting mockingbirds. For about 90 ft (28 meters) I was under attack by a dive bombing and swooping mockingbird. While I never received a ‘bomb’ there were lots of feathers against my legs and arms. I was giggling and snapping pictures while the bird was swooping and landing in nearby trees. Then loud chirping would announce the next fly by warning for the human intruder to “get away from my territory!”
Again, King or Queen of the Realm
Looking back toward the ‘forbidden zone’.
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