My Tippi Hedren Moment

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  1. Fishbreath

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    I was at the grocery store yesterday and saw a blackbird perched on the railing at one of the cart recovery stations. I was an iridescent black with bright yellow eyes. It was so striking that I stopped to take a better look. I consulted a field guide when I got home and saw that it was probably a Brewer's blackbird.
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    All very nice but not much of a story so far. Then, for some reason it decided to attack me. It dive bombed and pecked me all the way to the door. People stopped to stare at the old guy waving his arms. Later, I suggested to my wife that maybe it perceived me as a threat to his territory since I made eye contact. She seemed to think it more likely that he was simply reacting to his own reflection in the shiny spot on top of my head.
     
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    Lots of these birds at the Costco food court in RB. I thought that they were starlings, could be wrong.
     
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    Protecting a nest ?
     
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    Female bird. Thought you were getting fresh!
     
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