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."