As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday 5 April 2014

Hovering Hawks On The Attack

By Brian Dulle, Kansas First NewsPublished: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 3:30 pm

(WESH) Birds are usually a sight for sore eyes but, in this case, they could just leave you sore.

Two adult hawks have been dive bombing employees and citizens heading in and out of the library in Port Orange, Florida.

The male and female are protecting three babies in a tree.

A half dozen people have been attacked including several library workers and patrons.

One patron had to go to urgent care when the bleeding wouldn’t stop.

“It was scary. Because it made a really good impact with my head,” Ernie Lopez said.

Lopez doesn’t know if it was a male or female adult hawk that messed with his head but he says the talons dug in deep enough to draw blood.

“That bird probably swooped down on me and I thought it was a stone. Then when I felt it was bleeding, said Lopez

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