Date: 1/27/18 2:23 pm
From: Judy & Don <9waterfall9...>
Subject: Re: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
Wild birds mob stray cats, opossums, raccoons, snakes, etc. in addition to raptors. I always go outside and try to see what they are yelling at.

Judith
Ninestone, Carroll County

On Jan 27, 2018, at 3:39 PM, Allan Mueller <akcmueller...> wrote:

> I have seen bobcats also mobbed.
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> Allan
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> 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?
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> I’ve seen a group of birds “escorting” a Timber Rattlesnake, but not a cat.
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>> On Jan 27, 2018, at 1:42 PM, Sandy Berger <sndbrgr...> wrote:
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>> But would it work in the wild? In the woods?
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>> 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.
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>> Jerry
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>> From: Allan Mueller
>> Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2018 12:26 PM
>> To: <ARBIRD-L...>
>> Subject: Cat's Meow Attracts Birds?
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>> 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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>> Allan Mueller
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>> "I ain't never did no wrong."
>> Elvis Presley in "One Night"
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> Allan Mueller
> 20 Moseley Lane
> Conway, AR 72032
> 501-327-8952 home
> 501-339-8071 cell
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> "I ain't never did no wrong."
> Elvis Presley in "One Night"
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