Thursday, 17 November 2022

Cooper Hawks Love to Come to Bird Feeders – Nature 44

A Cooper hawk is one of hawks found in our state, Louisiana. They live in the edges of woods or forests.



Image 1- Cooper hawk sitting on the fence

We may see Cooper hawks fly around our neighborhood recently. This hawk is common, not include as a rare critter.

From several sources, the raptors active to hunt their prey during dawn and sunset as their favorite hunting times.

However, these hunting times don’t apply at our neighborhood. We usually see Cooper hawks chasing their prey around 9 AM in the morning until afternoon. It seems daylight hunter.



Image 2- Cooper hawk perching over the bird feeder



Image 3- Hawk starting to fly away

Interestingly, we always see Cooper hawk visit our bird feeders. We then wonder: why?

After a while we find the answers:

1) Cooper hawk knows that small birds come to feeders.

- so, these small birds are good and easy preys to catch
- prey of Cooper hawks may include doves, woodpeckers and quails

2) My guess that bird feeders as their source of food as well.

Have you ever seen Cooper hawks? Where?

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9 comments:

  1. Bellos los halcones, aves mágicas.

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  2. I love the Cooper Hawk, the one that we had Sparrowhawk.,

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  3. It is amazing to see such a big raptor in neighborhood!

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  4. Not sure if I have ever seen one...

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  5. São sem dúvida aves fascinantes.
    Excelente partilha, minha amiga.
    Votos de um excelente fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.

    Mário Margaride

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  6. Que suerte verlo tan cerca. Buenas fotos.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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  7. La primera vez que los he visto ha sido e tu blog.
    Gracias.

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  8. No los había visto. Muy interesante tu entrada. 👏🏼👏🏼

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