“Those Little Things Are SO Annoying!”
This is the bald eagle from last week that some of you may remember seeing jumping off from the pine tree and flying off across the marsh. Prior to him leaving however, he was buzzed and annoyed by a persistent pair of mockingbirds that just would not leave the poor eagle alone. I don’t know if they had a nest nearby, but the mockingbirds kept pestering the eagle who tried at first to ignore the little birds but the tiny mockingbirds were determined to give the bald eagle a hard time.
In the first three photos you can see one of the mockingbirds perching on branches next to the eagle and in photo #3 it pecked the eagle on the head. In photos 4 and 5 you can see the pair buzzing around the eagle which definitely further annoyed him so he decided to move over to a different section of the tree as can be seen in photos 6 and 7. That tactic failed to produce the desired effect as in photo 8 the mockingbird can be seen perched right above the eagle’s head. The exasperated bald eagle voiced his displeasure before finally leaving the area entirely which was the theme of last week’s post. 🙂