Cooper's Hawk

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Cooper's Hawk
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Thu, 01-19-2012 - 9:49am

We wondered why Dominic, the brown cat, was so intent on looking out the window from his high perch on his scratching tree.

Well, he was over-reaching his predator capabilities if he thought he had found the perfect bird to stalk (assuming he was ever allowed outside and assuming his wimpiness could handle being outside) --- he had spied a Cooper's Hawk, sitting on our sidewalk, plucking his (her) latest kill. We think it was a Junco, what they call a "snowbird" around here.

Anyway, DH started snapping pictures like mad --- that hawk sat there for several long minutes before finishing his (her) meal and leaving. DH is supposed to send me some of his best photos and I'll post them

Guess our bird feeder has become the hawk's "salad bar"... Kind of sad but it is the way of nature.



CL for "

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Thu, 01-19-2012 - 12:53pm

To those of us who love nature it is sad.....but like everything else it is just how life is.

Laura
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 10:12am

Here are the four best photos (warning, a couple show a little more graphic details than some might want to see,,,)

Cooper's Hawk.jpg



CL for "

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 01-21-2012 - 2:04pm

Those are great pictures!!!

Laura