Another Cooper’s Hawk attack around our bird feeders on November 22, 2016. This time by a juvenile, probably female hawk (due to large size) that swooped in on our birds and then chased them into a nearby leaf and brush pile I have made for sparrows and other birds to hide in for just this kind of circumstance among other reasons the little feathered friends need a place to hide!
No birds outside so I step out the door expecting the yellow feral cat only to once again spook a small Cooper’s Hawk out of the pine tree on the edge of our deck.
No birds out back for awhile earlier today. I went out the back door expecting a feral cat lurking. Instead, a young Cooper’s Hawk soared off our roof and back around the big willow tree!
These Northern forest dwellers, the Pine Siskins, had never stopped by our urban backyard feeders before two seasons ago when 2 of the cute little birds showed up. They’re about the same size as a large Goldfinch
The little Dark-eyed Juncos show up each fall to announce fall is officially here and winter, their time is coming!