Attack bird lurks, awaits next victim.
From Citizens Connect:
A very aggressive bird (bluejay maybe) attacks anything, human or dog, that comes through this part of the Harborwalk between 40 Battery and Union Wharf. Can animal control do something about it?
. . . there is some bird doing that around that area. It flies right at the head - couple times thought I was going to get a beak in the forehead.
I saw that movie, The Birds. If we don't call in The Authorities and deal with this menace, it will end with corpses with eyes pecked out. Sounds like a job for Martha Coakley.
If it's protecting a nest of hatchlings, there's little you can do to curb the blue jay's behavior short of taking it out with a pellet gun. Take comfort in the fact that it's unlikely to be carrying any infectious diseases. As animal-kingdom nuisances in the city go, this one is pretty benign (even if screechingly, annoying loud).
Too bad there's not a Jerk Control to prevent jerks from transmitting demands to remove or kill small birds on their IPhones.
It's called "A Mother Bird Protecting Her Nest"
Seriously, these people need to get out more. Yes, if a human, dog, cat, or any animal walks near a tree where there's a bird nest with hatchlings, the mother will perceive that as a threat and proceed to dive-bomb the intruder until it leaves the area. This applies to jays, mockingbirds, even seagulls that nest near the waterfront etc. I've even seen tiny birds go after a hawk; of course they'd also go after a human.
I learned this when I was a six year old kid in my own backyard. I can't believe anyone is surprised by birds showing maternal instincts.
Simple answer: Leave area. The bird will be done soon, probably a month or so.
This complaint is pathetic.
I always thought John Olerud was low-key and docile.
It took seven posts for one of us to make this joke?
It might have taken thirty or forty readers for someone to get it. You're not dealing with the most hard-core fan base here, you know.
george bell, joe carter lloyd moseby, and jesse barfield. hardcore here. oh yeah jimy williams and bobby cox too.
7 comments and not one Angry Birds reference?
Perhaps the guy reporting this looks like a pig?
Did it split into three birds before attacking, though?
Was as weak as those birds, then there never would have been a complaint! It would've been more like "soft useless object touched me lightly on the head."
...is poo. I wonder how many complaints of THAT kind of bombing go to Citizens Connect.
Angry Birds is a game, made popular on the iPhone. You slingshot various birds at pigs.