The mockingbird that's been stalking us is now part of a team of TWO mockingbirds. We set out on our walk tonight and were ready for the attack between Beale and Linden but were totally unprepared for two attackers. They were on the top of their game, one running interference for the other as it launched its air strikes. There was an assault on Poppy who was brave I must say and tried her best to play it cool. In the video you can see the steely confidence of one of the stalkers as it positions itself above the Orpheum's entrance to fly at me while it's tag team counterpart squawks at us from the power line above and behind us. Sun Tzu has nothing on these guys. Despite me taking this short video we didn't linger as we didn't want to agitate them more than necessary though the video will show we weren't exactly egging them on. No pun intended.
note: no animals were harmed during the making of this video
As we were walking back we tested the recognition ability of birds information we received from Benito at Benito's Wine Reviews. We stood back and watched a couple walk their large dog down the same stretch of Main Street and sure enough, the mockingbirds did nothing and let them pass. The moment we started walking again, we were the victims of more air strikes. Crazy but interesting. We're going to take a detour on our walks for a while.
Tag Team: 1