MPS: Yuba City, CA, USA: This is a pictoral record of the famous bird wars of Yuba City which have occurred numerous times over the last three decades. The images of this year's battles were captured by the Yuba Yada Yada's intrepid team of photographers.
The invaders are observed assembling by the hundreds on lakes northwest of Yuba City preparing for war.
The generals and troop leaders meet in the war room high on the Yuba City water tower.
Scouts select high observation sites throughout the city.
The early warning system is in place.
Sunset silhouettes the defenders of Yuba City as they roost in trees and await the next days battle.
At the appointed hour the invaders take flight toward Yuba City and the attack begins.
The two flocks approch each other over The Yuba Sutter Mall.
The flocks engage in battle above the mall.
The battle is fierce. The dead quickly accumulate on the streets.
The raging battle and large flocks have attracted the attention of three hungry eagles.
As the eagles attack the warriors abandon the battle and hastily retreat.