|Territorial blackbirds peck at hawk’s neck |
as they try to drive it away
(Picture by: Alan Stankewitz/Bizarre Archive)
The behavior of small birds attacking a larger predator is called "mobbing." The smaller birds are trying to drive the bigger bird out of their territory. Blue Jays and American Crows mob birds of prey all year long; while other birds like mockingbirds, red-winged blackbirds, and common grackles primarily mob these big birds during the breeding season.
Photographer Rob Palmer
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