Date: 1/27/18 1:40 pm
From: Allan Mueller <akcmueller...>
Subject: Re: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
I have seen bobcats also mobbed.

Allan

On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 2:42 PM, Mitchell Pruitt <
<0000000b4ac30a99-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> 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...>
> 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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>


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