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Eddie Hunter

I noticed that several crows will gang up on a hawk and squawk and fuss at it and even attack it in the air and eventually chase the Hawk away.
Why? To protech their young or to chase off the competition?

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Chickadees will swarm hawks and owls! All smaller birds swarm to attack all larger birds. This is because large birds tend to fly in groups of less than four while small birds like to fly in groups of dozens to thousands.

Chris and I once watched a crow/hawk battle. The local hawk family was teaching four young how to fly. So there were six of them. One young hawk flew towards a flock of crows who swarmed him. As he struggled to escape, mom and dad and all the siblings swooped down upon the crows who flew frantically to the big oak tree in the middle of the field.

All but on crow who was merrily chasing the original hawk, suddenly, he found himself surrounded by the entire family of hawks! With a loud croak of surprise, he dove to our tent complex and hid in the branches of the ashe tree which grew over our patio outside.

The hawks circled around for half an hour just to irritate the crows who didn't bother them for several weeks.

Eddie Hunter

That is interesting.
They facinate me.
And so do the hummingbirds you wrote about. Usually, here in Georgia, in early July the hummingbirds make their return trip from wherever they have been for the cold months.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Yes, they are the last to come up here and the first to go.

Supra Footwear

i went to the same school as patrick. i remeber those girls from my school who wrote in. they were white trash...i always felt so bad for them.

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