Ron has noticed a trend among local avians. They have it out for me. The little ones dart in front of me so often, they no longer register on my radar.
I've already written about my buzzard encounter - big buzzard, not enough lift, bouncing off the top of my helmet. It could have been ugly. It ended up being funny. The big guy was lurking in the deep grass of a nearby field, out of sight until he burst out above the grass.
image from the internet
Recently it was a hawk that wanted to count coup on the little green Ninja. I ducked, it missed, no harm done. A killdeer or two have taken their shot at us as well.
I don't know what it is about birds, but perhaps I should use due caution...I have emus on my route.