Date: 9/20/18 1:42 pm From: ACP <rook185...> Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch, Cooper's Hawk - York County
Had a nice surprise this morning when I heard and then saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch. Earlier in the same tree, I watched a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk being harassed for a full 20 minutes by a flock of blue jays. They would dive at it then the hawk would make a half-hearted attempt to go after one of the jays. Made me wonder if the young hawks get intimidated by flocks of jays. I suspect it was a male as it was on the small side. Finally the jays got bored and flew off and the hawk took off in the other direction.
Have a good evening.
Ann C. Pettigrew, VMD