RE: [Mendobirds] Funny behavior by varied thrush
- While you did not mention the sex of the bird, this territorial type of
display is fairly common this time of year for many of our avian species.
At times, the bird will even viciously attack its reflection in the mirror.
(Having spent time with some young people recently, it seems to increase
in the spring for homo sapiens, too<G>.)
Richard Kuehn, MD
WindandSea at The Sea Ranch
N 38°45'02" W 123° 31'27"
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From: Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Mendobirds@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of kw
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2010 11:05 PM
Subject: [Mendobirds] Funny behavior by varied thrush
Late today I was sitting in a parking lot talking to a friend on my phone
when I noticed a varied thrush on the car next to mine. It was hopping from
the top of the right mirror to the edge of the door, looking at itself in
the mirror and then jumping back up on the mirror again. It did this for
quite a long time. Then it switched to the left mirror. I've seen cats do
this with mirrors. Is this common with birds?
Karin Wandrei, PhD, LCSW
Consulting for the 21st Century
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