Category Archives: Hawks

Scaring Away the Customers

Now there’s both a Cooper’s Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk taking turns looking for lunch in our neighborhood. “What?!” This Cooper’s Hawk is thinking as he stares at me through the window. My feeders are full of birdseed and nuts, … Continue reading

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Hungry Hawk

We’ve had freezing rain events regularly over the last week, and it’s not just the humans who’ve had trouble getting around. The other morning I watched a junco land on the icy edge of the platform feeder and nearly face-plant, … Continue reading

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Heralding a Hawk

I was in the backyard filling the feeders the other day when the neighborhood crows went berserk. I’ve never heard them shriek and carry on that loudly before. Out the corner of my eye I spotted a Red-tailed Hawk coasting … Continue reading

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Hawk Hysteria

After the breeding season, most songbirds are very quiet except for the occasional chip or peep, so it’s very obvious when an enemy enters their territory. This Cooper’s Hawk caused quite a commotion on a recent rainy day. Birds were … Continue reading

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Conspicuous Cooper’s Hawk

I was wondering why it’s been a little quiet at the feeders lately: He doesn’t even try to be subtle about his intentions. He plops right down on top of the birdfeeder and waits for some really oblivious bird to … Continue reading

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Where Did Everybody Go?

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The Shadow

I could see the silhouette in the distance, but the birds didn’t seem at all alarmed by the giant hawk sitting in a nearby tree all puffed up for protection against the below-zero temperatures (look in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Cooper’s Hawk in the Storm

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Morning Morsel

It was the shrieking Blue Jays that captured my attention. There were three of them but they made enough noise for twelve. When I looked up into the tree it was the flock of goldfinches that surprised me the most. … Continue reading

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Imitation…

…is the sincerest form of flattery:

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