Thursday, May 26, 2011

Baltimore Orioles v. Chipmunk

Female Baltimore oriole stares down chipmunk
This time of year chipmunks can be seen foraging in the tree tops. This one got a little too close to a Baltimore oriole nest.

On the right, the defiant chipmunk
On the left, the protective parents.
After a couple of body blows, the chipmunk quickly made its retreat.
Good thing, too. Orioles have been known to go for the eyes of nest robbing squirrels.

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