Got a few decent photos of an immature Cooper's Hawk, seen at the Wilder
Dam in Wilder today. Photos here:
Later in the day at home I heard some jays scolding and found them mobbing
an immature Broad-winged Hawk. They left and a Northern Flicker took up
the harassment, scolding the hawk loudly until it flew away with the brave
Flicker in hot pursuit. We saw a Broad-winged here (in West Norwich)
yesterday- perhaps the same bird. One Blue Jay has learned a perfect
Broad-wing call. I've been fooled many times.
(Click on the small pictures to enlarge).
Other birds of note in West Norwich in the last 2 days:
At the Beaver Pond:
1 immature Wood Duck
2-3 Black Ducks
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue "
1 Black and White Warbler (immature)
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (immature)
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Turkey Vulture
15 Evening Grosbeaks (got a good count yesterday on this flock)
At Pompy and Pompy Flats
1 Northern Flicker
3 Blue-winged Teal
Happy Fall Birding!
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