Just before sunset this evening, Dora took a break from the nest only to come under attack by a neighborhood bully mockingbird.
Here she is coming down 8th Street, just east of Avenue B, with the mockingbird right on top of her.
She took refuge atop St Brigid's, but the mockingbird wouldn't back down.
After a few minutes, the harassment became unbearable.
Here comes the torpedo!
It never ends.
Dora tried resting in a tree in Tompkins Square, but more bully birds joined the fracas, so she returned to the nest. Christo, who'd been on nest duty, flew over to the tree Dora had just left and was promptly attacked by robins.
Never a moment of peace for these two...
See more photos here and here.
Previous hawk posts.