gray bird with babies

by mary jo
(pittsburgh pennsylvania)

solid light gray with bright white bold markings on wings and tail feathers in flight it looks like nothing we have ever noticed before in western pennsylvania and the two are crazy dive bombing parents their nest has killed a small decorative tree and they have been here for 2 months.

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Feb 02, 2014
Dive bombing birds
by: Anonymous

Sound very typical for our southern mockingbirds. I have several pair that live in my yard.

Aug 27, 2013
perhaps a mockingbird
by: Anonymous

I remember being divebombed by a mockingbird years ago when I got too close to its nest. It actually grazed my hair. Your general description seems close enough to check photos.

Jul 08, 2013
Seen in NYC
by: Charles

I just saw the same thing at a little park by the East River in Brooklyn. A pair of two grey birds with striking, hypnotic white tail and wing feathers. I was walking my dog and they both kept dive-bombing us as we walked through their territory I'm guessing. I looked at pictures online of the catbird and don't think that's what they were. Would love to know what they are. If I see them again I'll try and get a picture.

Jul 06, 2013
hmmm...
by: Jeanne

Catbird perhaps? Are they noisy?
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/gray_catbird/id

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