On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 7:24 PM, Theresa Armata <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > This happened about 30 miles south of Bennington in Adams MA.
> > Thought you might enjoy this report of an immature Coopers hawk . It
> occurred at the family homestead in Adams. Bern and Barb are 2 of my
> sisters who
> > now live there. The veggie garden is surrounded by a deer fence 8 feet
> high of mesh. White and orange tapes tied to it everywhere.
> > Young bird are too much.
> > Terri Armata
> >> After dinner, Bern wandered over to look out the kitchen door window -
> and immediately noticed a hawk sitting in the driveway between our two
> cars. To Barb - "Haaaawk . . . hawk hawk". Barb peeked over her shoulder
> to see it. Looked to be an immature Cooper's Hawk - just sitting. He
> finally decided to split and lifted off towards the garden . . . and
> promptly bounced off the garden fence - recovered inflight - but wheeled
> OVER the fence and INTO the garden - to bounce off the fence on the other
> >> Vision a zillion times better than ours - and he can't see a fence
> festooned with markers???? We dubbed him Ralphie. He sat on a potato
> hill for a while, pretending that he meant to stay inside the garden. And
> tried again - and bounced off the net again. This time he sat on a trellis
> we had just set up over a freshly planted lettuce bed.
> >> Third time was the charm. He got a good launch off the trellis and
> flew directly at us (we were watching on the steps) and over us into the
> driveway pine trees. He sat there resting for about 15 minutes. It must
> have been very embarrassing for him. All of the Chickadees were LAUGHING
> at him. The Squirlz pointed and giggled. He finally flew off toward the
> Airport Road.
> >> Bet He Tried To Nab A Chipmunk On The Driveway . . . And Missed . . .
> I'm Sure It Is Nervously Laughing Right Now Too