Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Man attacked by nesting bird at leading garden centre


News has emerged that a customer at a leading garden centre in West Wales was attacked by a rather hormonal nesting blackbird this Sunday.  The customer, a young man with a floppy fringe, was perusing the shrub and bush fruit section of the centre when the surprise attack occurred.


Neither party was harmed and the mother of five or six settled down to care for her chicks while the innocent victim left with a new redcurrant bush for the allotment.  

9 comments:

  1. Would you happen to resemble the victim? ;-)

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  2. lol, when I worked at the Wisley plant centre, we had birds nest in plants reserved for customers, when they came to get them we'd have to tell them to wait a few months! (and get them another!)

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  3. Quite right too! I'd have done the same if you'd have been wafting your floppy bits at my youngsters.

    Cute pic, hope you are enjoying the lottie :o)

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  4. Ha - go Mrs Blackbird! Sorry, nothing personal - but they are very brave at times. I've seen a pair dive-bombing a neighbour's cat. (our own cat is rather too stealthy)

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  5. Thats funny, I know magpies do this, but never heard of Blackbirds doing it.

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  6. Uh-oh.... She's getting a very good look at the photographer. If she sees him as a threat, she and her offspring may squawk every time he visits the garden center. Did you happen to see this article, Ryan?
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/science/26crow.html

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  7. hahaha, i think this photo is the product of that harassment! Maybe that is an acquired habit of this bird because its nest is so low which really will entice people to come nearer. I have seen orioles and crows very noisy fighting and chasing each other because the oriole has a baby and the crow wants to eat it. Good you escaped without scratches. BTW, i am new here, thank you.

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  8. Glad that you survived to tell the tale Ryan :)

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