Cooper’s Hawk and a Classic Squirrel Video: Nov. 26, 2022

Cooper’s Hawks can be found wintering over most of the continental United States. Some birds migrate as far south as southern Mexico and Honduras. I have one looking for prey at my birdfeeder year round.

Cooper’s Hawks mainly eat birds. Small birds are safer around Cooper’s Hawks than medium-sized birds: studies list European Starlings, Mourning Doves, and Rock Pigeons as common targets along with American Robins, several kinds of jays, Northern Flicker, and quail, pheasants, grouse, and chickens. Cooper’s Hawks sometimes rob nests and also eat chipmunks, hares, mice, squirrels, and bats. (allaboutbirds.com)

We had one today at Ashbridge’s Bay.

Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk

Other birds:

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bufflehead (female)
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Red-breasted Nuthatches
Mute Swan
Black-capped Chickadee
Mute Swan (juvenile)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Mute Swan
Bufflehead (male)
Mallard (female)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Gadwall
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Gadwall (male)
Red-breasted Merganser (female)
Harlequin Duck and Buffleheads
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Some botany:

Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)
Sea-buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)
Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

8am group:

11:30am group:

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A friend of mine sent this through. 

NATURE POETRY

The dead leaves fall like noiseless rain,
The air is calm and warm and sweet;
Upon the woodland and the plain
The ghost of summer rests her feet.     – Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Cooper’s Hawk and a Classic Squirrel Video: Nov. 26, 2022

  1. Susan R.

    loved the photos – especially the close-up of the Cooper’s hawk. Never have I seen soo much – thank you. He is beautiful.

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