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Cooper's Hawk

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Cooper’s Hawk

Day 258 / 365

“Look at that speed!” said one hawk to another as the jet fighter plane hurtled over their heads.

“Hmph!” snorted the other. “You would fly fast too if your tail was on fire!”

Interesting Fact: A Cooper’s Hawk captures a bird with its feet and kills it by repeated squeezing. Falcons tend to kill their prey by biting it, but Cooper’s Hawks hold their catch away from the body until it dies. They’ve even been known to drown their prey, holding a bird underwater until it stopped moving. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Coopers_Hawk/lifehistory )

 

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18 Comments

  1. I have always been fond of the birds of prey. In Southern Utah, hawks are abundant. I moved to Wyoming and there was fewer, but you would still see one once in a while. Here in the city it is even harder. Makes me feel blessed when I get to see one.

    • What you don’t see everyday you appreciate it more when you do see it. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. πŸ™‚

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