05-14-2008, 02:52 PM
Status: SAS Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan
Re: birds keep attacking me
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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