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Old 05-14-2008, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Over the last three days, I have been attacked by birds three separate times. All different places, all different kinds of birds. two of the times, they swooped down from behind me and rammed me in the back repeatedly, and one of the times, these crows kept swooping down from behind me and wizzing past my head making angry sounding noises. This is very weird. Why would birds attack me? It makes me think of my SA and how awkward and uncomfortable I feel in society and how people don't like me. Now even the birds are getting hostile toward me.
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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LoL, the only thing I can think of is that you must be walking near their nests.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Ha...just like Elaine on Seinfeld.
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Coincidence?
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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I always feel like the birds want to attack me, but they never actually have.

There's nothing really stopping them from just swooping out of the sky and ramming into us, so I don't know...
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Been showering in tostitos, by any chance?
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Birds are nesting right now. They are mating and laying eggs. They get pretty weird this time of year. They even fight with other birds. I had one bird one year that kept attacking my windows due to it seeing it's own reflection thinking it was another bird trying to compete. You probably got too close to their nest. I use to have this one Robin when I lived out at my dads house that made a nest in the crab apple tree in the front yard. Every time I was out front mowing it would try to attack me.
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Why does no one growing up ever prepare you for this or teach you skills to deal with it?

Honestly. There are even products designed to keep mosquitoes off your body. You'd think someone somewheres would design something to keep a more dangerous animal like a bird from attacking you.
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Here I found something regarding Crows. This parent has them attacking their 10 year old son.

My 10 year old son keeps having crows trying to attack him. He will be out in the yard and they come swooping down on his head. He has done nothing to them and he is terrified to go out side alone now. I have been out there and they have not bothered me. Please tell me what I can do.

Since you gave no indication of where you live, I have to guess on exactly what is happening. But, right now (late May) in most areas of the country crow babies are just fledging (leaving the nest). In the first couple of weeks that the young are out of the nest they cannot fly well and are very vulnerable to predation. They hide in the trees and the parents are very protective of them. At this time the parents will mob (attack) any potential predator in the area. Usually this means cats and dogs, but it appears that your son elicits the same response. You are too big to risk getting too near. Just wait a few days and the fledglings will leave your yard and the parents will calm down. Try to keep in mind that these birds are not vicious fiends bent on your son's destruction, but merely dedicated parents trying to defend their own young in the best fashion they know.
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I'm sorry to break this to you, but you seem to be a bird feeder.
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My cat climbed up a tree and killed a baby bird one year. The parents were constantly attacking us after that.
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Copper is right.
A coupld of years ago, a bird made a nest on the top of my wreath on the front door. I kid you not! Every time I opened the door, the bird would flee. They also had an attitude.

Last year, birds had a family on top of my kitchen window above a plank. They were also protective - 2 parents, 3 babies. The parents would fly out a short distance and watch me to make sure I wasn't going after their babies, which I never did. I eventually removed the nest in the fall. They did not come back this year - hallelujah!
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