Date: 2/12/21 11:26 am
From: Paul Heveran <birdmeister.paul...>
Subject: Re: Musings: Coops and silos...
Frank and PA Birders,

I was told by the folks at Hawk Mountain that they witnessed a Cooper's
clean an entire silo of pigeons over the course of a winter. Ready-made
food with plenty of ambush opportunities, I guess!


Sincerely,
Paul Heveran

On Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 2:11 PM Franklin Haas <fhaasbirds...> wrote:

> No, not chicken coops -- chicken hawks! Ie. Cooper's Hawks.
>
> Over the years I have noticed an affinity of Cooper's Hawks for silos as
> perching (hunting) locations.
>
> They like to sit on the top of the ladder.
>
> I assume it is because of all of the pigeons, starlings and house sparrows
> that congregate around barns and silos.
>
> Has anyone else noticed this?
>
> Frank
>
>
>
> --
> Frank Haas
>
> Wisdom begins with putting the right name to a thing.
>
 
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