[CT Birds] Odd Phoebe encounter

jayne.amico at cox.net jayne.amico at cox.net
Thu Sep 9 14:14:08 EDT 2010

CT Birders -

A  possible guess is that the bird was roosting under your porch was startled by the door slam and then became disorientated and began to panic.  Once birds are in a panic it can take some time to get their reaction (fight or flight) under control and calm down.

Jayne Amico
Southington, CT

---- opposablechums at aol.com wrote: 
>  At around 8:30 last night, I attempted to close a sticky back door and, in the process, slammed it loudly.  Immediately, I heard an odd fluttering sound, and looked up to see a Phoebe scrambling up and down the screen of a nearby window, seemingly trying to get in.  

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