State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Inland Empire
Town
Hemet
Description

I recently captured this image of a Mocking Bird chasing a Raven out of its territory while filming a tutorial for my YouTube channel on capturing birds in flight. I was fortunate to not only capture several wonderful images of this event with my camera, but I also had my video camera pointing in the correct direction as well, so I was able to capture this on video also, which was a real blessing for me. When we use the term "mobbing", we are referring to a tactical way smaller birds chase away larger predatory birds, just as this Mocking Bird was doing to this Raven. The smaller birds do what is called "mobbing" where they dive down at the bird and move in and out at the larger bird in order to chase it away from its nest and its territory.

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Date Added
April 15, 2021
Date Taken
April 15, 2021