Cooper’s Hawk Visit

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The Cooper’s Hawk is right on the deck railing.

Well, someone was hungry today. A juvenile Cooper’s Hawk, wondering why the birds weren’t coming to the feeders on my deck. You can see its tail still has a white tip so it’s not nearly an adult yet.

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The Cooper’s Hawk tail.

Next the bird flew around to the front yard and landed in the spruce, and again wondered why the birds weren’t coming to the feeders as they usually did.

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Up in the spruce.

A juvenile Cooper’s Hawk, a predator of other birds, regularly visits my yard every winter. I try to keep as much cover growing around the feeders as possible so that the birds can take cover, but the Cooper’s Hawk is usually successful. Not filling the feeders does not make the bird go away, they were here even before I begin putting feeders in the yard. So, that’s nature.

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Right out front.
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