June 23, 2008

The Blackbirds that Bombed Chicago

Red-winged blackbirds are attacking Chicagoans:

"Something just came down, pecked me in the head, took my hair and started flying away," she said. "It's so bizarre. It's this little bird."

I noticed this story mainly because it reminded me of an exchange overheard as M. and I walked through Grant Park in downtown Chicago last Thursday.

We had noticed some crows scrounging along the lawns when we heard this:

Young Urban Woman #1: "What are those black things?"

Young Urban Woman #2: "Birds."

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