Date: 5/14/20 4:24 pm
From: David Guertin <dave...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Baltimore Oriole show
Wow. Yeah, that's pretty close to what I saw, except in this case all
the actual beak-to-beak combat took place in the air.

Dave G.

On 5/14/20 6:40 PM, Richard Guthrie wrote:
> Check out the nock down drag out battle photos on my Facebook site. Brutal.
>
> Richard Guthrie
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On May 14, 2020, at 5:40 PM, David Guertin <dave...> wrote:
>>
>> I was birding this morning here in Cornwall and was treated to an amazing show by two male Baltimore Orioles. They were engaged in what I assume was a spectacular territorial boundary dispute, singing at each other from adjacent branches in the same tree, as they hopped from branch to branch down opposite sides of the trunk. It went on and on for about a minute, until they got inches apart, still singing at each other, beaks practically touching. It finished up with an aerial tussle, after which the bird that was consistently in the lower position flew off to another nearby tree. The birds were still singing at each other when I left.
>>
>> Whew!
>>
>> Dave G.
 
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