Date: 1/29/19 3:46 pm
From: Richard Nugent <rmnugent...>
Subject: Cooper's Hawk; Allegheny County; 1/29/2019
This afternoon I saw an immature Cooper's Hawk on the ground in our back yard in northern Allegheny County. On closer inspection I saw that it was plucking a Mourning Dove. At a distance of about 50 feet I watched for 45 minutes as the hawk plucked and ate the dove. Towards the end I could see how the hawk's crop was distended after the large meal. Finally the hawk flew off with what was left of the dove. It was a fascinating nature observation from the warmth of our kitchen.

Best Regards ........... Richard Nugent
Hampton Township, Allegheny County
 
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