Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dora! Dora! Dora!

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. 

Dora the hawk under attack by a blue jay

She took refuge atop St Brigid's, but the mockingbird wouldn't back down.

Dora the hawk under attack by a blue jay

After a few minutes, the harassment became unbearable.

Dora the hawk under attack by a blue jay

Here comes the torpedo!

Dora the hawk under attack by a blue jay

It never ends.

Dora the hawk under attack by a blue jay

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.