The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156562 Message #3690376
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Feb-15 - 03:08 AM
Thread Name: DT Correction: Wings to Fly (CindyKallet)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Wings to Fly (CindyKallet)
In some ways, I like the lyrics we have in the Digital Tradition. This line is good:
Shearwater swoopin on an old gray whale, north winds whippin' up the seaI don't know if that's typical shearwater behavior, but I can imagine it.
Whatever the case, this is a wonderful birdwatcher's song, and it brings up a phenomenon I've often wondered about. I sometimes see blackbirds of various varieties, attacking much larger birds, especially buzzards and raptors. Anybody know something about this phenomenon, and can you explain it to us? Why are they attacking a much larger bird? It's not only the corvids that do this - redwing blackbirds do it, too (or are they corvids?).