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messageBeware nesting rooks
Posted by cella June 09, 07:00PM

Yesterday morning when walking back from yoga around 7.45am, two massive rooks swooped down from nowhere and attacked my head and neck. It was terrifying as at first I thought I was being mugged. My neighbour heard me scream and came out to help. She said her elderly mother had the same thing happen the day before. I've never heard of birds attacking people before but others have since said that they have been known to do do this when nesting. There was a whole row of them sitting along the roofs and chimneys all squawking - very scary - know how Tippi Hedren felt! I've reported it to Southwark Environment as I couldn't think who else to go through.

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Posted by TheArtfulDogger June 09, 07:05PM

Hitchcock was right ... The birds





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messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by JohnL June 10, 10:13AM

Seagulls do that but not heard of Rooks doing it - until now.

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by mancity68 June 10, 10:42AM

I had a similar experience albeit in Austin Texas. I walked under a tree and was swooped on by a flock of rooks. It was so violent it knocked me to the ground. Pretty scary.

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by Sue June 10, 10:48AM

Bloody hell. Glad I didn't know about this when I recently went to The Rookery at the top of Streatham Common.

Hope you are OK now, Cella.

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by diable rouge June 10, 11:27AM

What a carrion...

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by Nigello June 10, 12:47PM

Where was this?

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by cella June 10, 03:43PM

In my Road! Near the children's playground in EDR.

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by Milan05 June 10, 04:18PM

[www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk]


This reminded me of this thread 'Crows' on the crows of East Dulwich..

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by cella June 10, 04:33PM

Interesting - but scary!

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by SpringTime June 10, 04:57PM

Yes I think I saw this happen - were you the lady in red? Have to say I'm impressed that you've managed to tell the story...

[youtu.be]

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by Frankito June 10, 07:02PM

Brilliant...!


pringTime Wrote:
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> Yes I think I saw this happen - were you the lady
> in red? Have to say I'm impressed that you've
> managed to tell the story...
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> [youtu.be]

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by cella June 10, 07:13PM

Brilliant - but how did you manage to get my RADA audition tape!

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by intexasatthe moment June 10, 07:56PM

And more crow woes [www.mumsnet.com]

messageRe: Beware nesting rooks
Posted by cella June 10, 08:12PM

Love that suggestion of taping 2 cds to your eyes as it scares them!


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