Date: 6/30/19 2:41 pm From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue jay imitating Cooper’s Hawk
The Blue Jays here at Ken Caryl and over in Littleton proper give Cooper's
imitations off and on, now and again. And I have heard such on occasion in
some other locations in CO. They can be pretty good mimics.
Ken Caryl Valley,
On Sun, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:56 AM Mail.indra.com <elena...> wrote:
> 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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