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Glen Loyd Videos: Footage captures real-life angry birds

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Glen Loyd
March 14, 2014

Commenting on my video last week on a Red-tailed hawk, Janesville Gazette Reporter Neil Johnson told about one in his backyard on Lexington Drive and how the neighborhood crows sometimes scold and chase him off.

I witnessed the same thing happening recently to an eagle near Rotary Gardens. Dozens of crows dive-bombed the predator as he was flying and made him take cover in a tree. It's called mobbing. By the time I got my camera out it was over, but I have found a wonderful video which represents what I saw.

The video was shot and edited by Kevin Ebi, with additional footage by Jennifer Owen. By the way, Wikipedia  says chickadees, jays and blackbirds go after intruders this way,too.

WATCH THIS
Angry Birds: Crows vs. Bald Eagle (2:05)


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