If this Eastern Phoebe could talk in a way you and I could easily understand, it would tell us about the day it witnessed a battle in the skies between a hawk and several rather agitated crows. The action happened on March 9, 2014 in a cattle pasture that I refer to as “The woodpecker colony”.
The Eastern Phoebe was minding its own business, sitting on a barbed wire fence in the cattle pasture when a Red-shouldered Hawk flew by, full-speed! The poor Phoebe almost panicked but soon realized, whew, that the hawk was actually fleeing from a gang of angry Common Crows. The crows set upon that hawk and chased it for several minutes before both the crows and that hawk disappeared out of sight! The Eastern Phoebe and I were then off to other adventures on that late afternoon. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. The Phoebe and I hope you enjoy the photographs and the Phoebe’s short tale.