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Big Al1Big Al1 Senior MemberPosts: 7,890 Senior Member
Saw this little guy in the side yard enjoying a meal of bird!! Don't know what he is, to small for an Osprey!


Sorry for the dark image, he was in a shadow and I was in the house, didn't want to spook him!!

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  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,258 Senior Member
    Maybe a Cooper's Hawk. 
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,158 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Maybe a Cooper's Hawk. 
    Yep. Commonly called a chicken hawk.

    Mike
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,808 Senior Member
    Cops have a different context for the term "Chicken Hawk."
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,890 Senior Member
    Coopers Hawk!! That's the little guy, cool bird!!
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,998 Senior Member
    Another confirmation...it's a Coppers Hawk...they used to hang around our bird feeders in KS...when they would hit a dove there would be an explosion of feathers...
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,188 Senior Member
    Henery grew up......
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,434 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Cops have a different context for the term "Chicken Hawk."
    As a VN veteran, you should also know the term applies to something entirely different than your reference.

    And to the OP, yeah, Cooper's Hawk. Those things see bird feeders as an all you can eat buffet. Maximum food available with minimum effort. Cool raptors, for sure!
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,890 Senior Member
    The remains!! I think squab was on the menu!!

  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,964 Senior Member
    watched a local Redtail hawk do the same to a Dove. Swooped down from my roof and grabbed a dove at the feeder. Didn't even leave feathers.Only remnant was the skull. 
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,730 Senior Member
    We have an abundance of hawks around my area, and have seen what's left of a bird one of them has devoured at least a few times.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,808 Senior Member
    edited November 2019 #12
    When I lived in Raleigh, I kept finding a circle of feathers in my back yard from time to time and didn't know what made them.  My backdoor native fed pigeons (yes, you didn't read that wrong, she FED pigeons) and one day the mystery was settled.  I think it was a red-tail, but it hit that pigeon so hard it de-feathered it in the mystery circle of feathers I'd seen in the past.  I didn't see it strike the pigeon, but did see the hawk eat it.

    I guess my back yard was like a fast food source for hawks.
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,158 Senior Member
    We have a nesting pair of Coopers that have returned to the same nest in our front yard for the past 4 years. You don't hear much out of them until they have babies, then they don't shut up from dawn till dusk. The young are fun to watch while learning to fly.  This year, one almost hit me in the head while its sibling crashed into our front bay window.

    A couple years ago, I fed one a hot dog while it was perched upon my wifes Jeep. They don't seem scared of humans, which is a good thing. Even on the young, those talons are huge.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
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