From the NY Post:

Brooklyn residents are experiencing a horror straight out of a Hitchcock movie.

Aggressive mockingbirds are attacking people in a Greenpoint park — dive-bombing their heads and yanking out hair with their beaks.

Though I wouldn’t want one hanging outside my window during mating season — that’s when they do their endless Memorex routine of every sound they’ve ever heard — I do find them more interesting than most birds. And, they are fearless, chasing off whole flocks of crows (who are twice their size).