Birds Riding Birds
Though, as was posted yesterday, hummingbirds do not ride geese (or any other species) south during migration, sometimes a bird will briefly catch a ride on another bird. Many have probably already seen the famous Red-winged Blackbird riding the Red-tailed Hawk photo but just this past August another photographer managed to catch a Western Kingbird riding a different Red-tailed Hawk. Both times it is assumed that the smaller birds were seeking to drive away the hawk. Has anyone out there see this happen with other species?