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by ostrich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

06/14: 17:51, the male arrived in the park from the east carrying a food item, and again there was a rather interesting sequence of interaction that seems quite different than the typical pattern from previous years. After walking around and coming back to the nest side, the male appeared to have fo...
by ostrich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

06/09: From several false alarms over several days of seeing the male around the nest and hoping to catch an actual food exchange which might confirm food being brought to the nest, I finally got definitive sign of a feeding. However from the female's behavior (especially high sitting position and s...
by ostrich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Some recent observations: 05/31: At about 9am, the male was already on bare branches just across from the nest, with the female incubating, there was no evident food exchange in progress, male was simply roosting and preening. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47973624313_8d85446700_c.jpg After se...
by ostrich
Sat May 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

It appears perhaps unfortunately that the nesting attempt at CSSP park has ceased, at least for the time being. However there is still presence by the pair and some interesting behavior. - 05/17 a visit to the nest area didn't seem to have the female visible on the nest, although on many nests it ca...
by ostrich
Wed May 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

There was also been a very interesting nesting situation at another territory in Colonel Samuel Smith Park, down on the lakeshore, right now there is a pair nesting in a deciduous tree in the NE corner of the park. The unusual aspect is that both nesting birds are SY birds (still in juvenile plumage...
by ostrich
Wed May 15, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

May 10 - In some of the wet and somewhat cold weather that's been around quite a bit this spring, I found the male roosting near the nest and looking pretty bedraggled in the rain: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47821936861_6eff8a3bdd_c.jpg May 13 - in addition to seeing the female in the nest ...
by ostrich
Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

May 9 - I have been regularly seeing the female on the nest in incubation as normal for the past couple of weeks, and occasionally seeing the male as well. Today around 3pm I went by the park and sighted an adult on the nest flat in incubation position, then walked to the other E end of the park and...
by ostrich
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Apr 29 - I am now tentatively pretty confident that incubation has started, yesterday and today I have been consistently seeing the female on the nest after several checks during the day. Yesterday both male and female were present in the morning (around 7:00am), and later in the morning at about 11...
by ostrich
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Apr 21 - I saw the adult female sitting on the nest for the first time in the morning in incubation position, which is likely at least a sign of impending egg laying, but might or might not be a definite indicator of actual laying. Apr 23 - I did not see the female on the nest either of the times I ...
by ostrich
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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: 52
Views: 5131

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...

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