Date: 10/29/20 12:30 pm
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Fwd: A Birding First
Although from out of state (My brother, Milpitas CA) this sorta' fits in
with the Hermit thrush discussion going on recently.
Likely these two were fighting over wintering territory. They do winter
here at my place in small numbers as well.
Always solitary so I've never seen any interactions Definitely Hermit
Thrush is the expected species this time of year..
Bob OBrien Carver

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From: Matthew O'Brien <matthewobrien...>
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 8:22 AM
Subject: A Birding First
To: Robert O'Brien <baro...>, Paul O'Brien <paulsobrien...>,
Jovae O'Brien <jovae2k...>, Lynda Rocha <chitchatlyn...>

I just had something happen that I've never had happen before.

I walked out to the back under the redwoods trees on the concrete walk.
The leaf rake was leaning there against the back railroad tie wall.

I leaned over to grab the handle just behind the wall, while the tines of
the rake were at my feet.

As I did so, a Hermit Thrush flew *between* my body and my right arm, with
the rake underneath it. A triangle. A relatively small area.

It landed on the fence within about 5 feet of me. Then another Hermit
Thrush flew to the fence about 5 feet farther towards the cemetery. They
faced off. Evidently a dispute going on.

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