Though, as was posted yesterday, hummingbirds do not ride geese (or any other species) south during migration, sometimes a bird will briefly catch a ride on another bird.  Many have probably already seen the famous Red-winged Blackbird riding the Red-tailed Hawk photo but just this past August another photographer managed to catch a Western Kingbird riding a different Red-tailed Hawk.  Both times it is assumed that the smaller birds were seeking to drive away the hawk.  Has anyone out there see this happen with other species?

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.