Go here for a highly entertaining and comprehensive blog about the antics of Swoops, Attack Bird of Front Street.
Swoops lives directly across from my office building and we have front row seats to a very entertaining wildlife versus mankind drama every day. Two of my office mates have been ‘Swooped.’ I’ve wandered the same path without incident. I wasn’t even aware of Swoops until Tuesday.
Hours of entertainment. The roar of the crowds that gather when Swoops hits an unsuspecting passerby is reminiscent of audiences at WWF events. He and his mate have garnered quite a following, making news as far away as the U.K.
I’m not sure what the Financial District crowds will do when Swoops’s kids are grown up and he doesn’t have a nest to protect any more… Maybe gladiatorial combat will make a comeback!
I just wonder if Swoops is a mamber of the Reincarnated Japanese Kamikaze Suicide Squadron? We’ve had experiences with these…uh,birds before. Bunch of ’em dumped bird poop all over our car once. Hasn’t happened since though.
I can see it now. Newt Gingrich vs. Swoops. 😉 LOL.
I’m rooting for the bird. Goooooooo, SWOOPS!
Swoops is out there even as I type, eying the shiny dome of a young bald guy… heheheheheh…
How funny! Go get ’em, Swoops!
What is it he/she finds so attractive about the bald domes?
That photo looks like one pissed off bird. 🙂
Well, he could be saying ‘oooh! pretty shiny!’ OR possibly, ‘Hey, I can see my reflection when I attack that guy!’
His tag line on the blog dedicated to Swoops is ‘one seriously pissed off bird.’
The face on that bird is priceless. He looks ready to jump through the screen!
Is he related to the pissed off bluebird, whose pic had a certain vogue for a couple of decades? Sure looks like it.
Dunno…but he’s even MORE pissed off ’cause some asshole kicked his tree! I thought the crowd was gonna kill the asshole…
Hell they should have tied the asshole to the tree and left him to the mercy of Swoops. Might not have taught him anything but could have resulted in Swoops taking said bastard out of the gene pool.
Prime example of why people rank lower than animals/wildlife on my scale of importance.
You’re right, Jack. There’s no excuse for meanness.