Visitors 46
Modified 4-Aug-12
Created 1-Aug-12
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A group of Cooper's Hawks took residence in the tall trees of our backyard. There are at least four juveniles, probably a few months old, and possibly siblings from a nearby nest. These birds are great fun to watch, very active, curious, and playful. We often see them chasing each other from tree to tree, or hopping around in the tall grass, perhaps practicing their hunting moves. Sometimes, when I am sitting on our patio, a couple of them will fly down, perch on a low branch a few meters away, and watch me. They are also quite noisy.

As you might guess, the usual residents of our backyard, the song birds and squirrels, are keeping a low profile.