This got me to recalling that last summer I saw a RW Blackbird take offense
at some Canada Geese there were too close to a nest at MNWR.  The male RWB
attached the gander's back, taking hold and riding him out of the area.  It
appeared the blackbird knew just where to be clear of the gander's beak.

Paul Schmitt

On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 1:42 PM, Dave K <fishwatch...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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> https://flic.kr/p/K6NNDN
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> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/105424358@N06/28289055592/>
>
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> <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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