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Posts Tagged "attack"

Flicker vs. Kestrel

Posted on Oct 14, 2015

Flicker vs. Kestrel

Feathered friends! Ehhhh…not so much. These boys were not getting along as well as this photo may suggest. The Northern Flicker was slowly chasing the American Kestrel while I looked on in the early morning. Amazingly, despite their relative sizes, Kestrels will prey on Flickers. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach Coordinator

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Mock vs. Chuck

Posted on Jul 9, 2015

Mock vs. Chuck

This Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) was not taking too kindly to this young Woodchuck, Groundhog, or any other common name you’d like (Marmota monax) as it was only trying to nibble on a few delicious green snacks on a cloudy morning. You can see their relative sizes are not that far off, with this young chuck wondering why mom and dad did not explain the joy of birds before. Mockingbirds can be vicious pests if you are anywhere near they’re nest doing…well, anything, like existing in their space! I can recall being attacked and whacked by them as a small child...

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Chinese Mantis Nymph

Posted on Jun 18, 2015

Chinese Mantis Nymph

RTPI Affiliate Sean Graesser saw and photographed this Chinese Mantis nymph hanging out in a garden, already trying out its hide and attack strategy. He is eager to see the adults in action this summer.

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