August 10, 2012 6:02 pm

Calgary community hit by dive bombing birds

 A southeast community is nervously watching the sky-for dive bombing birds.

A crescent in Lake Bonavista is home to a family of Swainson hawks, which have nested inside a spruce tree and are protective of their little ones.

Lately they have been focused on letter carriers, and postal worker Cathie Mountain said she’s been hit by the birds four times.

“They’ll target one person and that’ll be it. People walk by and nothing ,kids walk by and nothing, so iIwas the target,” she said. “They think I want their babies.”

Even experts can’t figure out why the birds are targeting letter carriers.

A supervisor is now tagging along as a lookout, until the birds fly south again.
 

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