CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s not quite a scene out of Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” but if you’re visiting Grant Park anytime soon, make sure to keep your eye out for some aggressive birds that are protecting their nests, or you could find out the hard way just how protective they can be.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Red-winged Blackbirds are nesting in the park, and will swoop down on passersby to protect their territory – so watch your head.READ MORE: Student And Staff Data From Area School District Were Dumped On The Dark Web, And Parents And Staffers Had No Clue
One extra-protective bird has been wreaking havoc on unsuspecting pedestrians.
“This bird came out of nowhere, and he completely dive-bombed me, and he whacked the back of my head really hard,” said Cher Ames, WBBM’s marketing manager. “He conked me, and he latched on. It was actually pretty terrifying.”