Thursday, June 14, 2018

Amelia menaced by blue jays

Christo is not the only hawk being assaulted by blue jays atop St Brigid's church cross on a regular basis.  Amelia is getting her fair share of harassment as well. 

Taking aim...

Bombs away!

Amelia and a blue jay

Amelia mobbed by a blue jay

Amelia mobbed by a blue jay

First contact.

Amelia mobbed by a blue jay

Second contact!

Amelia mobbed by a blue jay

On a different day:

Blue jay takes aim at Amelia

Plucking Amelia's eyebrows.  Ouch!

Amelia mobbed by a blue menace

A closer look:

Amelia mobbed by a blue menace

Amelia mobbed by a blue menace

After this bout of bullying, Amelia just shook it off and stretched in the setting sun.

Amelia at sunset


You can see many more photos of Christo, Dora, Amelia and red-tail fledglings being mobbed by blue jays here.