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. >