Friday, October 30, 2009

A little bird's courage against a predator


An amazing series of photographs has been published, showing a kingbird attacking and fending off a red-tailed hawk that ventured too close to its nest. For copyright reasons, I won't reproduce them all here, but I'll show one in smaller scale as a 'fair use' example of the others.




There are more photographs and a description of the fight at the link. Highly recommended.

Peter

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Now that's cool. It's amazing what the small will do when threatened.

jimbob86 said...

Kingbirds are so named for their attitude: the believe they are the kings of all thy survey, and will harry any usurper mercilessly, be they canine, feline, or bird of prey.....