Date: 8/4/17 7:55 am From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET Cooper's Hawks Roost
80 ft Tulip Tree died in 2012, never cut it down and is a feeding station for wood peckers of all kinds. This week, finally, has become a roost for Cooper's hawks up to 6 yesterday and the sight and sounds (some screeching) are amazing.
They like the sight lines and frolic down toward the bee hive. I thought it was a mating ritual but when everyone else showed up, it appeared as happy playfulness !