Date: 1/27/18 12:42 pm
From: Mitchell Pruitt <0000000b4ac30a99-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
Seems logical! Birds respond in a variety of different ways to different predators. I’ve never heard of mobbing behavior towards a cat, but it makes sense. I wonder if bobcats would illicit a similar reaction, or if size differences (prey differences) between bobcats and house cats are just enough not to worry the smaller birds? Maybe it's a behavior learned by urban birds?

I’ve seen a group of birds “escorting” a Timber Rattlesnake, but not a cat.

> On Jan 27, 2018, at 1:42 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
> But would it work in the wild? In the woods?
> On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 12:33 PM Jerry Davis <jwdavis...> <mailto:<jwdavis...>> wrote:
> I had never thought about that but it seems like that would generate a defense behavior in birds.
> Jerry
> From: Allan Mueller <>
> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:26 PM
> To: <ARBIRD-L...> <>
> Subject: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
> This morning during my daily walk to get the newspaper, I found a very wet feral cat, which had attracted a small collection of birds "mobbing" it (Downy, Cardinal, Titmouse, Chickadee, Sapsucker). Has anyone ever played a cat's meow to attract birds?
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