Hey...Pick on someone...oh, forget it! Carry on!

@cortjo73 (6500)
United States
May 27, 2008 10:44pm CST
I saw something today that I have only seen one other time. I saw a bird that, while I don't know what kind it was, was probably a Sparrow or a bird the size of your average Sparrow, picking on a bird that might have been a crow or a hawk or a bird the size of a crow or a hawk. When I say picking, I mean, this tiny little sparrow sized bird was flying around the sky chasing the crow or hawk sized bird in the air while pecking at its back and tail. What? That is either really brave or really stupid for a bird whos is only about 1 and a half times bigger than the head of the bird it is attacking. How does one get so brave? I saw that one other time. I couldn't believe what I was seeing then, anymore than I could believe it today. LOL! Has anyone else seen something like that? A really small bird attacking a really big bird? A really small dog attacking a really large dog? Or other animals that are sadly lacking in size, but still find it in them to attack another animal in its own species that is dangerously larger than it? I just had to wonder what the bigger bird did to the littler bird to make it that angry that it was able to muster up the courage to take after the bigger bird with such venom even though, nothing good could possibly come of it. Perhaps it was protecting its young. Or the bigger bird too a "Yo Mamma" joke just one step too far on the Birdie Playground? Who knows? I just know that it cracked me up! LOL!
3 people like this
11 responses
• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 May 08
Small things amuse small minds? LOL You have waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on your hands these days my friend. LOL Actually, the small bird may have been chasing the bigger bird away from it's nest. It's that time of year. As for small dogs - well we all know about the 'little man sydrome' don't we? LOL Why should animals be any different than some of the 'little' men we know? ROFL
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
LOL! Hey now! I was driving home from my job when I saw the birds! LOL! They were on my time! LOL! And, that is kind of what I thought that maybe the smaller bird was protecting eggs or babies. And, before I read your response, I mentioned "Little Man Syndrome" myself in another response above! LOL! How funny! Like minds!
1 person likes this
• Regina, Saskatchewan
28 May 08
Yep - so I guess that makes us pretty great huh? ROFL
1 person likes this
• United States
27 Jun 08
lol!Yes I always see like this cortjo that the small lil tiny thing attack the big thing which is bigger than them.The example of that are the ants.They always attack me before when I try to get some ripe mango in our neighboor mango tree...lol!
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
27 Jun 08
LOL! Ugh! That would have me itching all day long if I had a bunch of ants on me. I would think that I had more on me that I just couldn't find! LOL!
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
26 Jun 08
The larger bird may have found the nest of the smaller bird and could have been bothering the eggs or baby birds. I know we had a bird aggravating our dog a week or so ago.She was just fussing, running up and down the limbs of a tree.I thought our dog was acting strange,jumping at the tree limb until I saw the bird going back and forth.We think she was trying to distract him because she had a nest near by. We never did go look,though.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
26 Jun 08
LOL! That's what I thought. And, that is funny about your dog. For some reason, one of my neighbors has told me about how vicious the birds in her yard are but, we never have that problem in my yard. They are loud! But, they don't get mean! LOL!
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
28 May 08
Lol Gissi is always going for the bigger Dogs it is funny because he runs underneath them and they are so shocked all they can do is try not to step on the little Devil lol But apparently it is natural for smaller Dogs to go for the bigger ones it is to show them I might be small but I have the same strength lol
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
Gissi shouldn't have any problems around bigger dogs because, what he lacks in size, he more than makes up for in personality! Who wouldn't love him? LOL!
@kareng (7980)
• United States
28 May 08
Perhaps it was trying to chase the larger bird away from it's nest with little babies hatching? That would be a logical assumption! I bet it was cute to see!
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
That is what I thought too. Unless they were playing tag or something! LOL! I don't know, is it possible for a sparrow and a crow to be friends and to have been playing a friendly game of tag? LOL! It was cute and funny to see! LOL!
• United States
28 May 08
how bout this, my friend's younger brother beat the crap out of him, and his brothers 5 years younger, never take a toy from a kid.....or you'll regret it, and believe me i know
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
LOL! Humans are very animalistic too when things are taken away from us! LOL! And, that is funny that your friend's younger brother was tougher! LOL!
• United States
28 May 08
Once when driving on a country road I got to witness this same thing (little bird pestering a hawk). Funny thing is, in this case the little bird ended up the big bird's lunch. What happened was that the hawk dipped one wing down, one wing up, flared them to act as an air brake. This sudden slowing down by the hawk brought the little bird within range of its talons. The hawk snatched the little bird right out of the air. In the blink of an eye.
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
Awww! Poor little bird but, I guess they mean what they say...when you play with the big dogs, you're bound to get bit. LOL! I think the big bird was a crow. We have all kinds of birds, including crows, hawks, falcons, cranes, geese, and owls. But, I think it was slightly smaller than a hawk or a falcon, not wide enough to be an owl, and black against the bright blue sky. So, I think it was a crow. I can't be sure though. And, if it was a crow, I think that might explain why the crow didn't just pull a move like the hawk you saw. LOL! But, who knows...I was driving and didn't get to see the end of the assault so, I don't know how it ended! Thank you for sharing your story. Poor little bird! LOL!
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
28 May 08
woww..., that is really funny... i never see anything like that before... i can only think that the sparrow might be protecting its baby... that's why it is behaving like that... take care and have a nice day...
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
LOL! That is what I thought! I can't be sure though as it was while I was driving my car on a very busy road. But, there are trees so, I imagine that there are nests there too. It was just so funny to watch! LOL!
@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
28 May 08
It does seem hilarious when you see a much smaller animal picking on a larger one. The only thing that comes to my mind is...is it possible the smaller bird was a "momma" bird and maybe the larger bird was trying to harm any baby birds that the smaller bird might have had, so in other words trying to defend her young? That's the only thing I can think of and that could go for other animals who are smaller picking on a larger one as well
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
That is what I thought! But, I was driving in my car on a busy road. Granted, there are trees around. I just wonder how far she is willing to fly away from her nest to get another bird to leave. But, then again...Daddy could have been back at the nest or, it could have been Daddy chasing the big bird while Mommy watched the nest. But, I kind of wondered if that might be. Or, it could have been a friendly game of tag or touch/flag football they were playing! LOL!
@jsmith12 (438)
• Canada
28 May 08
Actually a number of species of prey birds will attack and try to drive off preditory birds like owls and hawks. So you may have well seen something like that.
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
That is possible and weird. Such a small little bird! Whew! That brings the word "Fearless" to an entirely new light! LOL!
• United States
28 May 08
It must for sure had a baby on the ground, A blue jay mom once went after one of my boys, he had walked to close to its baby on the ground he had not even seen the youngster, but this momma was dive bombing his head it was hysterical, he could not run fast enough nor get away from this mother bird... Too funny.
1 person likes this
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
28 May 08
LOL! Oh no! I am glad your son wasn't injured! But, I know that wild life can be relentless and dangerous when they think their babies are in danger. LOL! And, I think that that might have been the case with that sparrow or whatever. Although, I was driving in my car on a busy road so, I don't know how far Momma bird would have gotten away from her nest to chase the big bird! LOL! But, I have no idea. I was lucky that their antics didn't get me into an accident as they might have distracted me. LOL! It was just so funny to see!