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Immature Cooper’s Hawk

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Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperi) are generally considered raptors of mature forests, open woodlands and wood edges. However, as extremely adaptive and resilient birds, they now demonstrate the greatest flexibility in range of ecosystems and choice of nesting habitats of the … Continue reading

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Quiet

As the morning sun peeks over the mountains surrounding our house near Lookout CA (Modoc County), the songbirds outside my kitchen window are active and noisy.  Today I saw no small birds in the yard and it was eerily quiet … Continue reading

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Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk

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I already did several posts on Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperi) including “Hungry Cooper’s Hawk“, “Keeping Warm” and “Cooper’s Hawk“, so will not repeat myself. Instead I want to share my experience with a juvenile Cooper’s hawk. Juvenile Cooper’s hawks are … Continue reading

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Cooper’s or Sharp-shinned?

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As I noted in yesterday’s post about the sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus), it is tricky to distinguish a sharpie from a Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperi) in the field. They look so much alike! Size, head shape and subtle coloration are … Continue reading

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

Yesterday I was listening to the loud, discordant chatter of the newly arrived yellow-headed blackbirds (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) when suddenly there was total silence. Sure enough, when I looked there was not a blackbird to be seen and sitting in place … Continue reading

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Apartment to Let

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Many of our pastures and fields are separated by hedgerows. Years ago Leonard planted wild roses, honeysuckle and other shrubs to provide habitat for birds and animals. Small mammals and several species of birds find the thorny tangle of our wild … Continue reading

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I Thought It Was Love. . .

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I thought it was love. . . in reality we were only being used! For nearly two months a Cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperi) has been in the cottonwood trees around our house. As time passed it seemed tamer. We did not disturb … Continue reading

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