Your E-mail:
Will your bird get a holiday gift this year?
Monday, July 27, 2009
Birds Of Prey

By Laura Doering
Join in on Laura's fun and experiences of bird ownership, and share in her adventures as the editor of BIRD TALK, the world’s most widely read pet bird magazine, in Wayward Feathers.

Saw this crazy video again on TV last night. I'm wondering if that bird of prey missed lunch that day because he must have been hungry! This is  a perfect example of the unexpected that can happen anytime we take our birds outdoors.

We've received a couple of reader stories that are similar: bird on shoulder going for a walk and a hawk swooping down to get at it, totally unfazed by the person being there.

Years ago, I thought my cockatiel Elvis would like some time outside our patio, so my brother hung his cage from a hook below the overhang shade ... we wanted to make sure no cats could get at him. So there I was about 30 minutes later, washing dishes and looking out the window, admiring Elvis. Then a flash of feathers covered the cage. It was hawk swinging on the cage trying to get to Elvis with his talons.  It didn't seem to matter much to the hawk when I ran outside yelling at it. He didn't even stop to look at me. Finally, my brother came running with a broom and that did the trick.

Thank goodness the cage bars were 1/4 inch because if they were any wider, I swear poor Elvis would have been a goner. Hawks don't mess around!

<< Read Previous Entry 
<< Return To Blog Homepage

 Give us your opinion on
Birds Of Prey

Submit a Comment or
Join Club
Earn 1,000 points! What's this?
Reader Comments
that is really terrible I will be more careful
brianne, horicon, WI
Posted: 4/4/2011 4:09:43 PM
View Current Comments

Birds USA
Buy Now
Bird Talk
Buy Now
Buy Now
Top Products
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.

Hi my name's Harley

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species