Friday, April 18, 2008

DAVE, THE BIRDER GUY, AND THE COOPERS HAWKS












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A pair of Coopers Hawks have set up home in Sam Smith Park, probably the same pair that nested in the northern bowl last year. The nest is high up in a maple tree at the north end of the walkway alongside North Creek leading from the south parking lot to Father John Redmond, on the west side. The male was seen finishing off construction of the nest a couple of weeks ago and the female is now making regular deliveries of rodents and small birds to what Dave the birder thinks are chick(s) in the nest. Seems very early. The hawks have been observed clearing the area of squirrels and crows. Check out the action. (If you double-click on the photo showing Dave pointing to the nest, you can just, maybe, see the top of the head of the female sitting on it)

DAVE, THE BIRDER GUY

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Monday morning April 21, 2008

I saw one of the Coopers feeding on a {Vole?}while sitting in one of the Norway Spruce opposite Dave's nest.

There is a second nest nearby and a third further south of the power plant.
I saw no activity at any of the nests during the few minutes I was there.