that really is interesting, thank you. it is exactly what the hawk did. I was lucky to get out there in time and yell like crazy.
On Nov 23, 2012, at 11:17 AM, Charlotte Bill wrote:
> Using the term "dive bomb" is interesting. As included in a discussion on VTBird a few years back, a colloquial name for Cooper's Hawk (and perhaps a couple of other hawk species) is/was chicken hawk. I've read that for Navajo Code Talkers, "the Navajo word for 'chicken hawk' meant a dive bomber" (Nies, 1996).
> Charlotte Bill
> Enosburgh, VT
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> Sent: Friday, November 23, 2012 9:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Thanksgiving Day for a Peregrine Falcon?????
> We have had what we believe to be a cooper's hawk dive bomb our chickens who were happily foraging in our yard and garden and who luckily all made it to cover but were traumatized for days.
> The hens are so vulnerable, their only defense is to hide. I try to watch as much as i can and listen but that is hard with all the windows closed.
> On Nov 23, 2012, at 9:16 AM, Linda Lunna wrote:
>> After reading a post from a few days ago and checking Sibley, I am thinking
>> the attacking bird that we saw may have been a Cooper's Hawk because it had
>> pronounced striping on tail--especially the underside and band of white at
>> tip. Estimate the bird to be about the size of a crow.