Fearless Mockingbird Bullies Bald Eagle Off Perch

An American bald eagle conceded defeat and abandoned its perch after being harassed by a fearless mockingbird in Scottsdale, Arizona, video shows.

Scottsdale resident Thomas Lancione, who said he shot the video on April 26, 2021, told Storyful “the bald eagle flew in and landed in a spot near where the mockingbird was nesting.”

Lancione’s footage shows the little hummingbird flying around and snapping at the much larger eagle, which eventually flies away.

But that’s not where the battle ended, Lancione said.

“To make sure the eagle got the message, the mockingbird chased it over the lake and out of the park,” he told Storyful. Credit: Thomas Lancione via Storyful

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