Date: 6/30/19 10:56 am
From: <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Blue jay imitating Cooper’s Hawk
Several times in my yard in Niwot (Boulder County) where there are often Cooper’s hawks, I have heard (and then seen) a blue jay doing a very good imitation of a Cooper’s. I had heard blue jays imitating red tailed hawks, but never Cooper’s. Has anyone else heard this? I wonder if it is something local or more widespread? The jay did not do it to clear other birds from the feeder, as s/he wasn’t near the feeders nor did the bird go to the feeders after doing the sound. Yesterday, I found a Cooper’s hawk by going to where a family of blue jays was calling one out in no uncertain terms, and several jays then chased the Cooper’s.

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Elena Holly Klaver
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