I was exploring in the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) early one morning when I believed I heard a deer coming my way through the brush. I jumped off the trail, and tried to conceal myself under a low hanging tree so that I wouldn’t spook the whitetail as he approached.

Well, this tiny little Blue-gray Gnatcatcher would have none of it. This brazen little bird came right at me scolding all the way. He made so much noise that the deer—or whatever it was— turned back the way it had come.

This aggressive bird’s mood did not improve until I was back on the trail, and well on my way!

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - A Scolding

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - A Scolding

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - A Scolding

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - A Scolding

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - A Scolding

Observation Details

County Denton Lewisville - LLELA
City Lewisville
Date Aug 17, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Undeveloped-Wooded
Type of Behavior Aggression
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Observation Location