Blackbirds attack in downtown SF

June 9, 2009 12:52:11 PM PDT
A very determined and aggressive blackbird has some people wondering if it's safe to walk in San Francisco's Financial District.

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The tiny bird has spent the last several weeks dive-bombing people as they walk near the intersection of California and Front Street.

A few bird experts say the determined dive-bomber is just defending his nearby nest, using a tactic behavior experts call mobbing.

Nobody's been hurt, but quite a few people have been startled.

The bird has also developed a following. Several people now gather to watch the daily dive-bombings.

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