Sunday, November 4, 2007

Cooper's Hawk and White-throated Sparrows

Yesterday I spent about 4 hours birding the neighborhood and found 40 species. Just east of the T&C playing fields this Cooper's Hawk flew in and landed on a relatively open perch. I took a few pictures then tried to get closer but I scared it off. I saw where it landed again further off, and a few minutes later I watched a male American Kestrel dive at it and harass it until it flew off again. Nearby I saw 3 White-throated Sparrows for the first time this season. It was a good day for seeing hawks -- I also watched an Osprey on Lake Creek with a fish in its claws. When I got back home another Cooper's Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk were soaring together right over my house.

1 comment:

yojimbot said...

Hey cool site. I also do some bird blogging, here in nyc. A few days ago I had a couple of Cooper's too. Great birds. Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.