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PostSubject: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2011 6:29 pm

This morning on the way to the loft, I glanced up at the church steeple just two buildings away from us, and what I saw wasn't good. A large Coopers hawk perched on the weather vane, surveying the area. From her vantage point, she had a great view of my backyard, and all the surrounding area. No wonder my ferals don't show up much during the winter months. And as I approached the church yard, I saw something laying on top of the snow in the side yard of the church. As I got closer I realized that it was the head of a mallard duck, with the neck bones still attached, but nothing more. The body was gone. It was very upsetting. And looks as if this is one of the hawks hangouts. I hadn't noticed it up there before, but I'll bet my ferals have.
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PostSubject: Re: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2011 6:32 pm

Great shots, Jay. That sure is one big hawk! And what a vantage point!!
Sad about the duck. I would have found that upsetting as well.
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PostSubject: Re: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2011 6:54 pm


Great photos!!! As much as I respect the Cooper hawks I despise them!!!! Laughing They are the one hawk that we have to keep a close eye out for during the winter months!

Poor duckie Very sad Very sad I'm glad your ferals seem to be keeping an eye out for that one. Serious EEK!!
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PostSubject: Re: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2011 7:50 pm

I felt terrible about the duck. Didn't know they would grab a duck, but why not? Especially if the hawk is a good size. And this one looked pretty healthy.They are beautiful birds, but I hate having them around.
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PostSubject: Re: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2011 9:01 pm

Beautiful indeed, and that last photo, especially, is amazing. Shame they have to take so many lives.
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PostSubject: Re: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeFri Feb 18, 2011 11:55 pm

Great job on the photos, Jay.

He is one massive and beautiful bird.

I wish they all (hawks, snakes, etc.) preferred flowers as their meal choice.
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PostSubject: Re: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2011 11:35 am

Yes. She is beautiful, but I just don't like the vantage point she has up there of my yard.
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PostSubject: Re: CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2011 11:43 am

NiteOwl wrote:
Yes. She is beautiful, but I just don't like the vantage point she has up there of my yard.


I agree It can be very unsettling.

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PostSubject: Beautiful   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2011 5:53 pm

That last photo is terrific. What a striking and regal bird. Hopefully, she will find a new place to perch.
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PostSubject: Beautiful   CHURCH STEEPLE HAWK Icon_minitimeSat Feb 19, 2011 5:53 pm

That last photo is terrific. What a striking and regal bird. Hopefully, she will find a new place to perch.
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