Date: 6/30/19 2:41 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Blue jay imitating Cooper’s Hawk
Elena,

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.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley,
Littleton, CO

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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