The Coopers Hawk has taken up residency in the tall Jack Pines in our front
yard again this year. I would imagine they are nesting as they usually do each
year. It appears to be the male that is quickly thinning out our big flock of
Blue Jays that have been visiting in larger amounts then usual. On Tuesday,
13 came in at once to our back yard. In 2 days the Cooper has taken 4 of
them. I know they have to do this to survive but it saddens me to see it. It is
a beautiful hawk though.
Before long, they usually have about 3 fledglings that they will bring to our
back yard to teach them how to hunt, etc.