Red-winged Blackbird Harassing a Fish Crow
While at Flushing Meadows Corona Park near my house in Queens this evening putting my new lens through its paces,* I was entertained by the strafing runs that the Red-winged Blackbirds were taking at every Fish Crow that flew by. The Red-winged Blackbirds are just protecting their eggs and young from a known nest predator but I still couldn’t help but feel a bit sorry for the harried crows that just seemed to be trying to get from place to place only to have shrieking blackbirds attack them at every opportunity. It was a good chance to try out my lens on some long-range birds in flight in difficult light and I got some decent shots, even if they are mostly silhouetted.
Be glad you aren’t a Fish Crow flying over reed beds!
*I got myself the sweet, sweet, Canon 100-400mm IS lens. And is it ever a cherry piece of glass. No worries, though, I’ll still be digiscoping too. Just expect to see some much better flight shots from me moving forward…