Blackbird Hitching a Ride

blackbird hitching a ride on a hawk

Here’s an unusual shot of a redwing blackbird hitching a ride on a hawk, tweeted by the Dept. of the Interior. I’m no expert, but it seems to me this must be a really brave blackbird.

Look at the strange position of those wings. Does that mean he’s ready to take off and fly/flee for his life? Some kinds of hawk would make a meal of him. Does he know the difference? Actually, he probably knows more about hawks than I do.

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