[CT Birds] squirrel and Turkey...

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Sun Mar 3 21:51:36 EST 2013


This might get to be a long thread.

A few years ago, on the Queens College campus, I saw a Mocking Bird chase a squirrel away (presumably from nesting tree).  The bird dive bombed the squirrel time after time as the squirrel bounded away.  

Peaceable Kingdom!

On Mar 3, 2013, at 9:46 PM, Carrier Graphics wrote:

> Just to ad to Dave Ps adventure with squirrel and Turkey...
> 
> Several years ago, I saw a Mourning Dove feeding from my open screen on a pole 
> feeder.
> In flies a belligerent Blue Jay, expecting the Dove to just move on as they 
> usually do. Well This Dove, the symbol of peace, gave no ground. The Blue jay 
> was shocked. They stared at each other for some time, when suddenly the Dove 
> moved towards the Jay and WING SLAPPED it several times ! The astounded Jay 
> eventually flew off and the Dove went back to eating. 
> 
> Lesson to the Jay - Don't always expect a Dove of Peace to always give in to 
> it's bullying tactics.
> 
> Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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