There Is A Bully Outside My Window05/23/2012
In the guise of a bully, a mockingbird is scaring away my avian neighbors, the hummingbirds, finches, and sparrows. For two weeks this drama has played out turning my formerly peaceful yard into a combat zone.
Today the puff-chested, terrier wannabe had the nerve to posture and flick his tail at me. Silly bird tried to send me scurrying from my kitchen window. How cheeky of him!
The crows just ignore the mockingbird, even when challenged over food. It seems to be the only effective strategy although there is no doubt who would win at hand to hand combat. Hopefully, the super-sized crow, a massive guy who is at least 1/3 larger than the average crow, gets disgusted with the pest and chases him off. Then the smaller birds can return to the bounty in my yard and delight the neighborhood with their antics. If not, it will be a very long, very quiet summer.