Coopers Hawk! ! !

Coopers Hawk! ! !

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:25 pm

I have a resident coopers hawk dive bombing birds at my feeders!! Today, he landed after he missed his meal about 15 feet from me!! What a beauty!!
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Re: Coopers Hawk! ! !

PostBy: TurboJoe On: Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:05 pm

These guys like to sit on the branch that the feeder hangs from....
I have a movie of one sitting there during a snow fall, he was there about 20 minutes, all the while getting more and more covered with snow...
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Re: Coopers Hawk! ! !

PostBy: ken On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:07 am

There's a pair that nest in the tree right by my house. I watch them grow up every year. One day I was sitting on the ramp watching them looking to the left. Out of the corner of my eye to the right something catches my attention. I look and it was one of the adults with a snake in this talons. Thing flew about 20 feet in front of me. Was pretty cool. Haven't seen any chimpmucks in a long time. lol
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Re: Coopers Hawk! ! !

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:02 pm

TurboJoe wrote:These guys like to sit on the branch that the feeder hangs from....
I have a movie of one sitting there during a snow fall, he was there about 20 minutes, all the while getting more and more covered with snow...

Great pictures!!! I need to keep my camera handy!!!
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Re: Coopers Hawk! ! !

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:20 pm

There was a Cooper hawk that terrorized my chicken flock one summer. It was taking a couple chicks a day. I finally saw him do it one day. Then he didn't ;)
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Re: Coopers Hawk! ! !

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:49 pm

Recently, we were out motoring slowly on a back road in the countryside when a hawk [don't know my hawks as I should] dived like a rock and landed on the edge of the road 30ft ahead. He immediatedly took off again with a huge snake in his talons. He had about 4inches of snake between his talons and 8 or 10 inches hanging down from each talon.Most impressive piece of nature I have seen in a long time. Mike
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