Originally Posted by Mac50L
I think pulling tight loops has them confused. I've had a squadron of swallows formate with mine. Not sure if it was curiosity or territorial.
I was in Australia last month and saw a lot of small birds chasing larger birds (territorial) and it looked like it could have been fun doing air combat. When you see a small crow chasing a pelican it looks interesting. Actually the pelican ignored the other bird, found an unpainted house roof and after about 6 turns was at least at 400 feet (thermalling). Note - a pelican looks/flies like a 747 compared with other birds.
A little off topic, but at my grandmothershouse she has a bunch of birdhouses for purple martins in her backyard. I tried to fly my micro corsair in the front yard (This is before I got my t-28) and the birds, at least a hundred of them, started chasing it and trying to take a peck at it. I always had a least two on my six, (Get these guys off my tail, I can't shake them!!!) the others wee circling and making diving passes. (Theres just too many of them!)