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What is this bird up to? #16082419 05/13/21
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Goshawk out the back door. A frequent visitor to Cookie's bird feeder, as I think their main menu items are fowl. Rare to see them in the summer months as they mostly forage on our wintering quail. Don't know if he was warming up or drying out in the morning sun. Wasn't packing anything in his talons that he may have been hiding. Either way, a neat pose.
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Re: What is this bird up to? [Re: 1minute] #16082800 05/13/21
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You must be mistaken. According to many experts, hawks and owls don't eat game birds or other small game as a regular part of their diet. As for me, I've seen more than enough hawks and owls and could live happily if there were far fewer of them and more game birds/animals.

Re: What is this bird up to? [Re: 1minute] #16087055 05/15/21
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So what are they purported to eat, greens and granola.


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Re: What is this bird up to? [Re: 1minute] #16087241 05/15/21
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that is a good pic.

Re: What is this bird up to? [Re: 1minute] #16090848 05/17/21
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Overheating is usually what halts a hawk's pursuit of prey. After a vigorous flight, hawks will sometimes use this posture to cool off. Maybe this is the explanation?

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Overheating is usually what halts a hawk's pursuit of prey. After a vigorous flight, hawks will sometimes use this posture to cool off. Maybe this is the explanation?

Re: What is this bird up to? [Re: GrouseChaser] #16113282 05/24/21
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GrouseChaser:

Sounds reasonable. When they come through the neighborhood, they don't just glide along. Usually have the peddle to the metal down near the ground.


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Re: What is this bird up to? [Re: 1minute] #16192224 06/22/21
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I dunno what the bird is doing - but that's a great photo! smile

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Great photo!!!


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