Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hawk Migration???

On two successive days this week, a Cooper's Hawk was observed perched on one of the bird feeders in the Colvin Run Habitat. On this day, the squirrels and crows continued to feed on the ground not too far away.With one possible exception in early June, the very active Coops of the last winter have not been observed since late February. With a little luck, the Cooper's Hawks have migrated back into town.

This photo was taken by my wife - congrats on taking the shot and your first Internet publication!

Follow-up: After initially writing this post and while looking out the window, a Cooper's Hawk swooped down from above the house. His prey, a goldfinch drinking from the birdbath, narrowly escaped. The event was over in 3 seconds.

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