Hostile Grackles Attack People in Houston - Yahoo! News

Like a scene from the horror movie "The Birds," large black grackles are swooping down on downtown Houston and attacking people's heads, hair and backs.


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The grackles zeroed in on a lawyer who shooed a bird away before he tripped and injured his face, Jue said. The lawyer was treated for several cuts.

Attack  here.

Who said birds had small brains? It'll be interesting to see who this guy sues.

May 19, 2005 in birds | Permalink | Comments (0)

Woodpecker Thought Extinct Rediscovered

The ivory-billed woodpecker, once prized for its plumage and sought by American Indians as magical, was thought to be extinct for years. Now it's been sighted again and conservationists are exulting.

The striking bird, last seen in 1944, has been rediscovered in the Big Woods area of Arkansas, scientists and conservationists reported Thursday.

Fly here.

April 28, 2005 in animals, birds | Permalink | Comments (0)