Hawks Pay a Visit

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Hawks Pay a Visit
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By Glenn Avolio

Had some exciting bird action in the backyard yesterday and today in the More Mesa area. A Red Shoulder Hawk and a Coopers Hawk decided our bird feeders were the perfect place to pick up a quick breakfast snack.

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a-1511183479 Sep 06, 2017 11:52 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

I have an indoor cat too. She declines to pay much attention to the windows and doors, even with birds in the yard. I adopt senior cats, and she's living up to the negative stereotype, though she just wants to be with me. She plays with me and prey toys -- for 2 minutes.

a-1511183479 Sep 06, 2017 11:48 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Wonderful photos! Thank you! When I have a kill in my yard, it's a flaming fast dive bomb in and they leave with their prey. Only noticed or seen it twice, and I do search the yard for large piles of feathers. I too like to eat dove and squab. :-)

Voran Sep 06, 2017 10:40 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Both those birds are Cooper's hawks. The paler one was hatched this Spring, and the colorful one is an adult.

Flicka Sep 06, 2017 09:52 AM
Hawks Pay a Visit

YOURFAKEREALITY, We have outdoor cats too but I would be very unhappy to see one kill a bird. Cats get food at home, no need to kill . Hawks kill for food, to live. Huge difference

oceandrew Sep 05, 2017 05:15 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Fantastic action. I'm envious. Not just that you witnessed it, and in your backyard no less, but you also managed to snap some terrific pics. Well done.

Flicka Sep 05, 2017 02:58 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Thanks for posting your pictures, beautiful birds. Once a Coopers Hawk who hung around our chicken coop flew into a rosemary bush in the center, going after a bird. A hen fluffed up her feathers and charged the hawk, scaring him away. Funny sight to watch!

yourfakereality Sep 05, 2017 02:39 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

If I posted some photos of my Kittycat (his given name) grabbing a quick snack like that, there'd be no end to the squawking about "murdering cats". Probably also be a discussion about the benefits of making cats go vegan, and what a fantastic life they can have locked up in the house 24/7, once the old gonads have been removed. Anywho, nice to see that not all creatures are considered "evil" for doing what comes naturally to them, and great pics too!

a-1511183479 Sep 05, 2017 03:06 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Here's a clue: Hawks are a natural part of our ecosystem. Thousands of cats, not so much.

John Wiley Sep 05, 2017 12:47 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Fabulous pix! Thanks for sharing.

a-1511183479 Sep 05, 2017 12:09 PM
Hawks Pay a Visit

I appreciate the "cycle of life." Perhaps they could visit Las Robles Park and help us with our gopher problem there.

paglinsb Sep 05, 2017 11:42 AM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Great photos! Thanks. (Yep, when we feed the birds we feed them all. The cycle of life.)

LadyJane Sep 05, 2017 11:06 AM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Great photos! Thanks for sharing them

Z Sep 05, 2017 11:04 AM
Hawks Pay a Visit

Nice pix, Thanks. Looks a nifty backyard too.

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