WATCH: Blackbird dive bombs joggers

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DENVER (CNN) – Something is terrorizing walkers and runners at Denver’s Sloan Lake, but it’s not probably what you think.

Hanging out in the bushes, swooping down and surprising unsuspecting joggers and pedestrians – is a blackbird.

The bird flaps its wings and makes a noise that some people find unnerving.

A bird expert from Denver’s Audubon Society says it’s a male red-winged blackbird.

And while he says this behavior isn’t common, he says it’s not uncommon either, if the bird is protecting a nest.

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