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Posted 12th March 2011, 08:04 AM
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Panic Flight!!!


Hi

We get a lot of birds in our garden that seem to be settled eating when suddenly they all seem to fly away in a panic. There seems to be no cat or predator around so why do they do this sudden flying thing? They all seem to come back in a few minutes. This is not just one type of bird it seems to be all that are in the garden.

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Posted 12th March 2011, 08:21 AM
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They often see a hawk long before we do. I just assume that I just didn't see the hawk when my pigeons take off like that. Of course it could be just one bird taking off that spooked the whole gang though.
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Posted 12th March 2011, 08:42 AM
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It is a flock mind set. It one bird think it see something even a shadow and it is spooked that will spook the flock. It is very normal and a way for them to protect each other.
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It is a flock mind set. It one bird think it see something even a shadow and it is spooked that will spook the flock. It is very normal and a way for them to protect each other.
Agree with this. This is why they are safer in a flock. More eyes to watch.
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Posted 12th March 2011, 09:07 AM
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Hey!

Thanks that all makes sense now

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Posted 2nd April 2012, 04:01 AM
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I feed and observe crows along with other birds in my yard. And this panic flight seems to happen more with the crows. Crows are the most intelligent of all the birds. They generally gather together of 3 to 8 crows. I have 2 blue jays, and 4 or 5 squirrels. They often feed as close as 2 ft. from each other, with no problems (so far)


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