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.



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.....