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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
> side.
> >>
> >> 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
> >
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