Dive Bombing Birds

United States
March 9, 2008 11:51am CST
Okay...everyone knows how certain species will dive bomb anything that comes near its nest right? They often dive bomb cats that are walking outside, sometimes for no reason! lol. We had some birds in our old neighborhood that used to divebomb our cat all the time, and she didn't do anything to them! ANYWAYS--funyn story for you all. I was driving home from work this morning, and I saw a bird dive bomb a car comning towrads me from the opposite direction! LOL! That dang bird just swooped down from the sky, pecked the car, and shot back up! I don't know what he was protecting, but must have been important! I wonder if the person in the car heard/saw it! =P
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
10 Mar 08
Car and a bird! I know which one I'd put my money on, LOL! We have birds like that, and the little 'willie wagtails' are real torments when it comes to cats, but it's quite funny to watch. The magpies are the birds that will attack most here, including their own reflection. I hate it in the mating season when they start slamming into my bedroom window. They make a hell of a racket, especially if you're trying to sleep in. They don't shy from side mrrors on cars either, or us if were just walking down the street!
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• United States
10 Mar 08
I would defeniatly not want to be around all those birds that divebomb like that! Birds are scary when they attack! lol. Well, the bird I saw hit attacked the top of the car, he didn't fly in front of it. So he was okay! Otherwise I wouldn't have laughed! I would have flipped out! lol
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
16 Mar 08
Well there was a stage when the local primary school wouldn't let the kids onto the oval unless the were wearing 'ice cream container' hats. I'm sure it looked pretty silly, but the plastic would protect from the sharp beaks!
• United States
17 Mar 08
Ek! Then it must have been pretty bad! But I would have ran around with those on my head too, lol. Better than getting pecked by dang birds! =P
• United States
9 Mar 08
Whoa, that is one bold bird! I knew that mother birds will protect their nests against anyone or anything that comes too close, but I never thought that one would dive-bomb a car!!! How big was this bird? She must have eaten her Wheaties that morning for sure!!! I know that birds will protect their nests at any cost first hand. When I was younger, there was a city park I always used to play in called Burnet Woods. I and a couple of other kids were playing on the jungle gym, which was a normal spot for me. This time however was different. A mother robin had picked one of the wooden poles there to build her nest in there since the last time I had been there, but it was hidden so nobody really knew it was there, until I climbed to that side. All of a sudden the mother robin swooped out of the trees and dive-bombed my head!!! Scared me so bad because I never saw her coming. I quickly got down out of the jungle gym and ran. A couple of my friends saw me running and asked me what was wrong. I told them and, them being boys, had to go and investigate what was going on. They climbed up to the part where the nest was, and sure enough, got dive-bombed as well. The funny thing was, an older kid was there playing with us, and he wanted to see if he would get dive-bombed too. He climbed up, and the robin flew close to his head, but never pecked him. We yelled for him to take off his hat, in case the robin saw this and thought pecking him pointless. He did, but the robin still didn't peck him. Maybe it was because he was bigger than the rest of us, but the robin never did bother him.
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• United States
10 Mar 08
The bird wasn't that big at all! Just a normal sized bird! hehe. I have never been dive bombed by a bird, thankfully! I bet that is scary! Birds are scary! lol. It's funny that the guys just HAD to go investigate =P She was probably a little more intimidated by the older kid, but still swooped to try and not show that! Brave mama bird! :)
• United States
10 Mar 08
It wasn't all that scary really. Just very startling when I got pecked because I never saw the nest. I guess we were bad little kids, we kept messing with the Mama bird, going up there two or three times before the older kid did. When he didn't get dive-bombed, we sort of lost interest.
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• United States
10 Mar 08
awww evil children! (jk!) leave the poor bird alone! =P lol. I would be scared if a bird attacked me! Birds are scary!!! =P
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@a1intnet (249)
• Mauritius
10 Mar 08
WOW - that's one brave bird :-). When I was a kid we had a huge open piece of land right up the road from our house. We all used to ride our bicyles there as it had great ramps and bumps! My little jack russel was part of the gang and always joined us - we had dive bombing birds as well. They never dive bombed us - only my jack russel and they were almost as big as him!
• United States
10 Mar 08
Awww poor puppy! lol. Did he run around and try to get awa from them, or did he try to grab them? Did you guys ever try to help him, or did you just laugh at him ;P lol. What kind of birds were they, do you know?
@a1intnet (249)
• Mauritius
10 Mar 08
I only know what they are called in Afrikaans - Kiewits. Not sure what they are in English. Funnily enough my little Jack Russel never took much notice of them - he would just sort of veer out of the way and then carry on with whatever he was doing :-) We did try and chase them off if we were close enough. Luckily he never got struck by one - I think with these birds it's more of a scare tactic than an actual attack.
• United States
17 Mar 08
Oooh! lol okay! At least your little pup wasn't hurt by the birds! =P It's good that he didn't try to kill them! hehe. I saw my friends dog catch a bird in midair once and it ended up killing it, it was terrible! X.X
• United States
16 Mar 08
I have never had that happen to me but I have heard stories of where birds do this as your discussion has stated. I wonder sometimes what is in the birds mind. I do know that birds will protect their nests and their young. But what was the car doing for the bird to dive bomb it. It is perplexing why a bird would dive bomb a car of all things.
• United States
17 Mar 08
lol i know! i'm thinking maybe there was a nest in one of the bushes at the side of the road...or maybe the bird was just really bored and wanted to do something exciting! I bet his bird friends bet him 3 worms he would never dive bomb a car! I guess the jokes on them now...lol! ;P
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