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  1. Coopers nested in Cunningham's euc. The fledglings are hanging around the neighborhood and still crying to be fed but will probably soon be gone.

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    1. That explains why we saw two smaller hawks following a larger hawk last night near sunset. The smaller pair were crying and peeping at the larger bird. Now I understand--thanks!

      I hope the youngsters are able to find prey...

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  2. Great photos, he seems to like the camera.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Hungry, apparently! He ignored me as well as the puppies.

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  3. Most excellent photos! Amazing that it was so accommodating to let you photograph it. It is a juvenile Cooper's hawk just learning how to fly which is why it it is perched on your railing. You can even see the fresh fuzzy unworn plumage in the second photo enlarged. Well done!

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    1. Ah, that explains a lot. thanks! He was glaring at the orange tree. I thought maybe there was a rat in there he was after. The towhees in the hedge were screaming in alarm...they made a hullabaloo.

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    2. Yeah, it can be really noisy when a hawk is around -- and then it can get very very quiet...

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  4. There was a coyote just outside our fence early yesterday morning that I was watching and interestingly, the juvenile Coopers was also watching and following him. My guess is that rodents would flee the coyote and the bird could grab them.

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    1. Go, Wile E! Working as a team they could save your tomatoes.

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  5. Great shots! Are hawk sightings common in your garden? Large birds always excite me. (Tiny ones do too now that I think of it...)

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    1. Very common in the neighborhood: red tail, cooper, turkey vulture, somewhat common sharp shinned, and red-shouldered hawk. Rare sighting: kestrel, One time: golden eagle(!).

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  6. It's a thrill to experience a rare wildlife sighting. We once had a peregrine falcon sitting on our fencepost.

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    1. They are so beautiful--I often wonder how magnificent dinosaurs, their ancestors, must have been!

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