Date: 1/30/18 8:11 am
From: Geo Kloppel <geokloppel...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Crows and Cooper’s Hawk
Three Crows, regulars at my feeding station, are resting quietly on their usual perches in an ash tree. They’re about 30 feet up, and the scene looks just like any other winter day, except that an adult Cooper’s Hawk is perched about ten feet below them. Been there for 15 minutes!

The Crows are not making a fuss, and it almost looks like the Coop is “pretending” to be one of them, using them as cover while waiting for small birds to return to the sunflower hopper just below.

A fourth Crow has flown in, and one of the others dropped down toward the ground feeding area, as if to grab a morsel, but thought better of it, I guess.



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