Monday, June 23, 2008

FINALLY, COOPER'S HAWK NEST ACTION

Was down by the powerhouse this morning..saw 2 chicks sticking out of the north side of the nest...maybe even more..as I saw other movement.

Walt Balenovich

(FOSS member Walt is often seen wheeling through Sam Smith Park, particularly near the proposed skating trail site in the woodlot north of the power house where Cooper's hawks set up house this Spring; he and others have been concerned at the slow pace of egg incubation and the absence of chicks so far.
Walt does more than just wheel through the park. If you read his book "Travels in a Blue Chair - Alaska to Zambia, Ushuaia to Uluru" you'll know that
'North America's Disabled Adventurer' has backpacked much further afield that that. Find out more at www.bluechairbook.com )

1 comment:

Brian said...

I hadn't heard or seen anything about the Cooper's Hawks lately, so I stopped by this morning to have a look. One juvenile was hanging around the area of the nest calling repeatedly. I didn't recognize the call as a hawk. At first, I thought it might be a young Blue Jay. It sounded like a softer, hoarser Ring-billed Gull call.

I have no idea if this is the only surviving chick, or just the only one still looking for parental support.

BB