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/> ________________________________ 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 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --