Friday, October 3, 2014

SkyWatch Friday


I sat in my car watching this brave little mockingbird torment the hawk sitting on that light post for quite awhile. In this shot, it appears the mockingbird is flying away, but it didn't give up. It kept coming back and dive bombing until finally the hawk got tired of it and flew off to a tree. Linking with SkyWatch Friday.

15 comments:

Halcyon said...

Ha! At first I thought the hawk was a statue. Funny shot - definitely made me smile. :)

Michael Salone said...

I did too Halcyon! Excellent!

TexWisGirl said...

they are feisty things, aren't they? :)

VP said...

Hawks and mockingbirds! I am so tired of pigeons and gulls...

Sharon Anck said...

I bet there was a nest somewhere nearby that the mockingbird was protecting.

Sylvia K said...

What a great shot, Lois!! The birds have the perfect backdrop!! Thanks for the smile to start my day!!

William Kendall said...

Very brave of the mockingbird.

Tanya Breese said...

they are the chihauas (however you spell it) of the bird world!

RedPat said...

Great catch, Lois!

Marie said...

Great shot! I've seen raptors tormented by smaller birds before, usually crows. I guess it's sitting (nonchalantly, I might add) too close to a nest.

Lois Evensen said...

Very cool picture!

biebkriebels said...

Great photo.

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess that mockingbird thought maybe it was as big and powerful as the hawk. Persistence often wins and the mockingbird proved it!

Birdman said...

Word to the wise--- don't tempt Mother Nature. It could be DINNER time soon.

Karl Demetz said...

Great shot, Lois!