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8649Re: [nflbirds] E. Phoebe behavior

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  • Jim Stevenson
    Nov 12, 2013
      No, but hardly surprising. Phoebes are one of our few territorial wintering species, and I have a pretty hormonal one that winters in my yard. But what they have in fury they lack in brains, as repeated attacks on mirrors is a bad “reflection” on their good sense.
      Jim in Galveston
      Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:53 AM
      Subject: [nflbirds] E. Phoebe behavior

      Hi all
      A neighbor said she has a bird attacking her car side mirrors. She described it, and after I showed her photos, she
      says it's an Eastern Phoebe. She also identified it by vocalizations. I've heard of Cardinals attacking mirrors but
      not Phoebes, and not this time of year.  Has anyone else seen this behavior in Phoebes?

      Fran Rutkovsky
      Tallahassee, FL
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