Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lot C: Mockingbird Is Way Too Bold

Photo: Diane Edwardson, May 19, 2015.  As I passed the India Street entrance to the Red Car Property, I once again heard the nasty threatening sounds of mockingbirds divebombing a hawk in a tree on the slope above the Red Car Property (Silver Lake Court). (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Due to the extreme backlighting I really did not know what type of hawk it was until the mocking bird chased it from its perch.  Thus the hawk revealed its red tail feathers.  

It never ceases to amaze me how big mockingbirds can make themselves appear when they are taking on a hawk