Date: 8/8/17 5:52 am From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: IBET Re: Cooper's Hawks Roost
Owl not Oil !
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 7:43 AM, Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...>
[ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> Up today at 4 AM and heard the Great Horned Oil call. High in the
> Coopers Hawk roosting tree, spotted his/her silhouette. I didn't know that
> when they call, they move sharply forward and put their tail up! I always
> imagined that it was an effortless who who who HU HU until this morning.
> Later at 5:45 four Coopers Hawks returned and were quite animated in their
> calls and antics along the dead branches.
> Palatine, Cook CT.
> On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 9:46 AM, Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...>
>> 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 !
>> Palatine, Cook CT