On the Eastern end of Eaton Marsh this AM, Kingbirds were defending against an 
Osprey. It's the first time I've seen the Kingbirds red crown which, 
apparently, they use in this situation.

https://flic.kr/p/K6Q3AJ

https://flic.kr/p/K6NNDN

[https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7675/28289055592_8e8ba2fde7_b.jpg][https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7675/28289055592_8e8ba2fde7_b.jpg]<https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/28289055592/>


[https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7650/28289297622_f11613a88a_b.jpg][https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7650/28289297622_f11613a88a_b.jpg]<https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/28289297622/>




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From: bounce-120630872-25047...@list.cornell.edu 
<bounce-120630872-25047...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Dave Nutter 
<nutter.d...@me.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2016 10:31 PM
To: Cayuga Birds
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Why larger predatory birds flee smaller birds

As I drove south on NYS-89 west of Cayuga Lake this afternoon I saw a 
Red-tailed Hawk ahead, flying vigorously alongside the road, apparently having 
just been persuaded by an Eastern Kingbird to vacate a typical perch atop a 
power pole. As they crossed in front of me, the Kingbird closed the gap 
completely and appeared to land and remain between the shoulders of the flying 
hawk. They disappeared, still attached, behind farm buildings before I could 
tell what damage the Kingbird inflicted, but I bet it was pretty uncomfortable. 
Meanwhile second Kingbird had also joined the chase.

--Dave Nutter

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