Attacking passersby in the day
"There's a predator lurking in Chicago-area bushes these days. He strikes from behind, when victims are least aware."
"Nesting season is in full swing for the red-winged blackbird, making the males extremely aggressive. Walk or bike too close to one's nest and expect to hear its high, menacing squawk overhead. Then comes the peck-peck-peck on your head, victims say, or claws rustling your hair."
"Anyone under the blackbird's radar should stay alert and look directly at the bird .... And when all else fails and dignity is not a factor ... the bird will shoo if you bark like a dog."
I say, just reach over and wring its neck. Then take it home, pluck it, clean it and cook it. I know for a fact that they make some good eating.