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New Coopers Hawk: Drying Time

Hawks lack waterproofing, which means devoting the morning after a torrential downpour to drying out:

New Coopers Hawk - drying

New Coopers Hawk – drying

The dark bar across its back comes from an overhead  utility line.

The male sparrow of the pair nesting in that box wasn’t pleased about the situation:

Coopers Hawk and Sparrow

Coopers Hawk and Sparrow

Not much he could do about it, though …

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  1. #1 by Red County Pete on 2016-08-06 - 10:12

    I see ravens or crows getting chased off by a few smaller birds, but nobody messes with the raptors. Though, one must wonder about the stray red hawk feathers… [grin]