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Post By: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/11/2019 2:24:19 PM     Points: 59330    
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Birds attacking people
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 7/11/2019 2:47:31 PM     Points: 3772    
Actually pretty common with red wing blackbirds. Back when I was doing a lot of nature photography I was hit a couple of times. Always by surprise though, once I knew a bird was protecting its territory I wouldn't stay too close to stress it. Best was to watch and find out where their favorite perch was and just focus on it and wait for them.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 7/11/2019 2:56:56 PM     Points: 8110    
Ya just can't fix stupid! "I've been hit at least eight times" I'd of learned not to run there after the first time the bird hit me.
 Reply by: Assassin      Posted: 7/11/2019 3:28:37 PM     Points: 1069    
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A photographer recently took a picture of one attacking an eagle! That little guy is a flying honey badger haha
 Reply by: Abel1      Posted: 7/12/2019 8:50:05 AM     Points: 206    
Best was to watch and find out where their favorite perch was and just focus on it and wait for them.

Two redwing blackbirds were sitting on a perch. One turns to the other and says "I smell fish". Sorry couldn't resist.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 7/12/2019 10:30:02 AM     Points: 30256    
Had some black birds do that when they nested next to my garden..

They were served an eviction notice..
 Reply by: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 7/12/2019 11:19:11 AM     Points: 12763    
Haha they would only get me once.
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: 7/12/2019 10:47:31 PM     Points: 2498    
Used to to get dive-bombed in the spring walking to my car in the East lot of long term parking at DIA. Birds made nests in the lot signs and then protected them aggressively from us weary business travelers.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 7/13/2019 1:11:43 AM     Points: 30256    
Esox... it was still better than dealing with the pikes peak bus drivers... at least the birds were motivated
 Reply by: michaelpthompson      Posted: 7/13/2019 2:43:01 PM     Points: 3265    
I used to love the Red Wing Blackbirds in the Denver Tech Center when I worked down there. A number of swampy areas between buildings and such, which they love. Never got attacked, but I loved their trilling call. Most blackbirds sound like a rusty gate, but not the Red Wing. Saw them many times perched on cattails and such.
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 7/14/2019 5:30:09 PM     Points: 59330    
aggressive little boogers huh? lol In TX we have scissor tails... those darn things will get after you too.