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Meet Biff.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c283/ferrellk/prettyboy.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
He spent 30 minutes on my back deck yesterday. He's a juvenile Cooper's Hawk (I'm pretty sure). He is beautiful...but wasn't the brightest. He wasn't at all scared by the weird primates behind the screen pointing and talking. He completely ignored the squirrels feeding next to him. He kept looking around kind of lost...like "Now What?"<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c283/ferrellk/Tail.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
In the next picture a mourning dove just landed across the deck. He reacted like a predator, but then didn't really know what to do afterwards. So he scratched his beak with his claw and hacked up a feather ball.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c283/ferrellk/dovereaction.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Typical guy. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
(This is a cross posting.)
 

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Cool!!! Maybe he just wasn't hungry?<br><br>
We have both Coopers and Red Tailed hawks here. We usually have lots of birds at our feeders. Every once in a while, things get very quiet and there isn't a bird to be found. Yep! Our resident hawk is sure to be around!
 

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Aren't they, though? I guess they'll turn red as an adult. Probably helps with picking out prey from the air.<br><br>
And DanQ -- <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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ooooh, I love hawks!<br><br>
Do you have bird feeders?
 

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When the red-tails are around it is like a vacuume out there. Nothing.<br><br>
They haven't learned to fear this young fella yet. We've never seen a Cooper's in this yard before, so maybe he is a new immigrant.<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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We have 4 feeders in the back, and we also abutt several acres of wetlands/woods. Great hawk territory. Lots and lots of little birds ripe for the picking.
 

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FUN! Not that the little birds get eaten, but that you can see so many birds.<br><br>
We went to a photography thing a couple years ago where they rescue birds of prey and then showcase them. I'm not sure if that accurately describes it. They rescue these birds, and the go to schools, boy/girl scout stuff, etc to let people see the birds up close and teach them about them. It was really awesome. We took a million pics. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Our nesting pair of Osprey should return to the Autzen Stadium light pole any day now.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://rgweb.registerguard.com/news/2007/08/23/images/xlg/nw_nest_0823.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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He's gorgeous! I guess if he hacked up a feather ball, then he wasn't hungry quite yet. Or maybe he's been sticking to little rodents until he feels more ambitious?
 
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