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by ostrich
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Apr 16 - I have not been able to check the nest for the prior week, but on checking the nest area in the morning, both male and female were roosting together close to the nest area. The nest structure appears to have been added to visibly. Apr 17 - in mid morning, I caught the female briefly on the ...
by ostrich
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Apr 6: Going out in the morning around 8am, both adults were in different branches of the nest tree below the nest. I hoped to get close shots of the male especially for identification purposes, but before I could return with my camera the male flew up briefly to the nest, and then flew to one of th...
by ostrich
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Apr 4 - I went out to the park at about 9:15am, I did not see the female in the typical spots near the nest tree, but then I heard some whaaa vocalizations coming from further back, along the N edge of the park. I found the female roosting fairly low in a branch of the small trees/bushes along the N...
by ostrich
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Mar 27 - I was able to check the park fairly early at around 7:15am, and both adults were roosting near the nest, the male did make two or three trips back and forth to break off small sticks and fly them up to the nest during the time I was watching. Mar 28 - Around 9am one adult was roosting near ...
by ostrich
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Mar 24 - I visited the High Park Coopers territory early in the morning to look for courtship activity, and found the adults vocalizing close to last year's nest tree. There was a brief copulation, followed by the female leaving, although periodically she was continuing to vocalize from different lo...
by ostrich
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Mar 21 - Both yesterday and today, checking the park when passing by both early in the day (~9:30 am) and late afternoon (around 5:30pm) there was adult presence (female) in the trees in the vicinity of the nest. This is indicating that the female is spending substantial amounts of time in the park ...
by ostrich
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Mar 19 - today there was noticeable activity in the park, passing by the park at about 9:30am, I noticed both adults perched together in the area close to the existing nest: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7915/32481682557_e7c215e785_c.jpg The female appeared to be just roosting while the male was go...
by ostrich
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Mar 15 - I went out to the park at ~7am to check on activity, and there was already one Coopers sitting on a tree branch in the area at the S edge of the park, and both adults were present (although I could only hear the other's vocalizations from some where off to the right closer to the building)....
by ostrich
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Mar 11 - this morning I went out to the park at about 6:15 for the first time to look for activity, at about 6:45 I did have a Coopers glide into the park from the west entrance, and glide around eastward for a bit, before turning and heading towards the daycare yard and trees towards the S edge of ...
by ostrich
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Feb 4 - today at noon I had my first sighting in a while, of an adult Coopers up on top of the church, present for perhaps 10-15min.
by ostrich
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

This is an article on a possible Coopers hawk-northern goshawk hybrid.

https://adventuresinmothland.wordpress. ... Ouxx8wel6w
by ostrich
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Dec 12 - I again had a brief sighting of an adult Coopers today, flying overhead a couple of streets north of the park. Dec 16 - on my way back from xmas bird count, I had a brief sighting of an adult around 5pm a couple of blocks S of the park flying across the road between some industrial building...
by ostrich
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

This video has got some interesting footage of a juvenile Coopers hawk bathing.

https://youtu.be/5yNHg8GCwgc
by ostrich
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Dec 01 - It's been quite some time since I've had a Coopers sighting in the neighbourhood, but this morning I spotted a full adult roosting in a tree at the end of a cul de sac which is just a half block N of the park. I have seen some houses along that street with hanging feeders in the past, so it...
by ostrich
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Oct 6 - I found this adult in the park in the morning, I had not seen a Coopers in a number of weeks since the dispersal of the fledglings in mid-August, except for a couple of brief sightings E of the park in flight which I could not get a good look at to confirm adult or juvenile. I had seen a Coo...
by ostrich
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Aug 9 - some very favorable early evening light made for some good opportunities to catch one of the fledglings at the usual early evening roost; https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1815/43237033754_74d25520fa_c.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/856/43050443925_e602f3b719_c.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com...
by ostrich
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Lots of activity from the fledglings has been continuing in the park and surrounding area, Aug 2 - a brief check to the park around noon yielded a lot of sudden whistling from both fledglings that looked to fly up into the large oak tree near the NE edge of the park, possibly due to a food delivery,...
by ostrich
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 29 - roosting in the oak tree. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/929/42821655245_933e8224e4_c.jpg Starting to call for food. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/853/43677992122_54c9c81f6b_c.jpg July 31 - I found both fledglings on the fence line in the NE corner, they spent quite a bit of time on the fen...
by ostrich
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 28 - I once again found one of the fledglings in the trees about halfway between the nest and the east end of the park. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/937/42985525074_6d98b15080_c.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/862/42985523724_84be734b71_c.jpg While I was observing the fledgling roosting in t...
by ostrich
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 27 - early evening I was not able to find either fledgling on a quick walk through of the park, but then after sitting for about 15min I suddenly started hearing loud whistling calls from the small stand of trees and bushes a bit further E of the nest area. At least one bird came flying out fro...
by ostrich
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 11 - I took a shot of the adult male on this antenna across the street from the park, as one thing I've also noticed about the current pair's behavior which is a bit different, is their greater tendency to roost on manmade structures. In the past they have occasionally done so, but it has been ...
by ostrich
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 10 - some more shots I was able to get of the adult male with one of the fledglings, providing food on the same branch nearby to the nest tree. The fledgling did come and get the food but was not highly aggressive about taking the food. https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1769/42428541375_b8beba824d_...
by ostrich
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 10 - I was able to find both fledglings on one of the trees very close to the nest tree, one with food and of course the other very interested. https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1761/43328125491_247f2d316a_c.jpg Interestingly, shortly after I found both on the branch, the one on the left became exc...
by ostrich
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Over the past couple of weeks, especially for a few days after July 4, I have been having the puzzling experience of having a lot of trouble spotting the fledglings anywhere around the nest area, although I have to assume they are nearby, and with the removal of a lot of dead trees which provide sna...
by ostrich
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 4 - I was able to get some sightings of the fledglings on and near the nest tree, https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1821/42487865524_70f9c67b5d_c.jpg I have a fair suspicion that both of these fledglings are male, but it is difficult to be sure. https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1761/41396382570_019304...
by ostrich
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 3: This morning, in my territory I checked the nest attempting to find the hawklets, and happened to catch the female coming in from the NE direction across the edge of the park, carrying prey that appeared to be likely a small deplumed bird. She did not land in the nest or do a feeding however...
by ostrich
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

July 2: In my own territory, I was also able in the morning to confirm both hawklets branched above the nest bowl, fairly close, but definitely with limited coordination and balance at this point in relatively high winds. Later in the day I was again able to observe hawklets branched on the nest tre...
by ostrich
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

June 30: Lots of very exciting observations from High Park - I visited the nest in the morning and was very quickly rewarded with a sight of several hawklets in the nest. https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/913/28254934207_e030a64b84_c.jpg About 20 min after I arrived I was fortunate enough to catch a foo...
by ostrich
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 43
Views: 4686

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

June 25: I was able to catch another good feeding, with both hawklets will visible in the nest, both have definitely lost significant amounts of their down on the body and full feathering is coming in quickly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJKD5dNe97o https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1785/42982785472...

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