By David Pescovitz at 11:59 am Mon, Jun 25, 2012
I spotted this somewhat disconcerting sign at a playground yesterday. (BTW, I've starting playing with Instagram. If you care to follow, I'm @pescovitz)
Pretty common to have birds defend their territory in this manner. Just wear safety goggles until the babies have fledged and you’ll be fine. :)
Caps should be worn too. I been bonked on the head by birds before. And at night too which seemed a bit unusual. Very startling.
“Upper Noe Recreation Center” says it all.
What does it say?
What part of “Upper Noe” do you not understand?
Don’t worry, they only attack blond schoolteachers.
And the children of comedy writers.
I think they’re….angry!
There’s a park in Tokyo, Arisugawa-koen, that is a haven for ravens (seriously). Some parts of it make you feel like you’re in a Hitchcock movie. Which is why you see signs like this (the warning in Japanese is a little more urgent-sounding). http://www.flickr.com/photos/quelqu/3824488045/
I thought it said “…pecking at pubic.” Puts a whole different spin on things.
There’s nothing quite as terrifying as riding past a magpie nest during breeding season and seeing a magpie’s shadow and yours rapidly converging….
I think they’re starlings. There’s some here in the East Bay that are downright mean. When they are out, I change my walk home from the BART station…
Redwing blackbirds are also bravely, nastily aggressive. Worked in a building downtown where a pair had set up housekeeping in a decorative Bradford pear tree. Good thing the building had two entrances because the bird made the one a real challenge.
Anyone who lived in Noe Valley in the Oughties and didn’t know there was an insane grackle dive bombing pedestrians across the street from from the defunct Real Food grocery store clearly didn’t get out much.
And so it begins.
Hey that’s *my* park! My bf and I take our dog Toby there everyday! I didn’t know a boing-boinger (boinger-boing?) was there as well! Cool!
Where I catch the train at Carl/Cole, there’s a little dog park. Some years ago, I would get pecked on the head almost every day walking under the tree before I gave up and started taking a different route to the train. The birds would actually sort of hover, and come back in for seconds! Now I know where the birds relocated to. A better neighborhood!
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