Fury flurry
Monday May 16th 2022, 7:43 pm
Filed under: History,Wildlife

The crows and ravens do not fly over my yard. They clearly still have institutional memory of the fake dead crow that was out there at harvest times a few years running, and crows do not go where another crow died. Which is why I put it out there. Ravens ain’t dumb either.

So it was quite the surprise that there was this big flash of black wings beating it hard across the back yard this afternoon.

With a mockingbird right at its back just in front of its tail, divebombing harassing right there on it and calling for the death of a thousand exploding suns on its enemy and I’ll rip your tail feathers off get out get out get OUT! as the raven dove down on the neighbor’s side of the fence and up on the other side of their yard, trying to escape its fury. AND STAY OUT! as the defender swooped up to the phone line.

Clearly the raven had earned that.

The size difference between the two was just astonishing.

I think my mockingbird pair just earned themselves names: Zelenskyy, and Ukraine. (Not, you: crane. Wrong bird.)


Edited to add, before I forget: I have been told this is verified as having actually happened, and now you know as much about that as I do. Watch out for hurling pineapples. To Mom: to read the story all the way through, click on See Replies each time and his next posts will show.

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Oh wow. I think I would have liked to be there for that party. As my grandmother would have said “I could dine out on that for years”.

I love the names you chose for your mockingbirds. Very on point. However the news about the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol is heartbreaking. ????

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 05.17.22 @ 7:05 am

Those 3 question marks were meant to be a red heart a blue heart and a yellow heart. Guess it doesn’t translate as well as I intended.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 05.17.22 @ 7:06 am

That is quite a story! I’m glad I wasn’t there, it’s funny but I got a little stressed reading it.

We often see smaller birds here harassing the larger ones, which always strikes me as backwards.

Comment by ccr in MA 05.17.22 @ 10:43 am

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