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by ostrich
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Feb 2 - I had a sighting of an adult Coopers high on top of an antenna on top of an apartment building which is ~800m east of the park area. It's not as common to see the Coopers up on those very high perches -that same building is one I've seen RTs on a number of times.
by ostrich
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

This young Coopers had a bit of adventure in an indoor mall:

http://www.providenceraptors.com/2020/0 ... ce-arcade/
by ostrich
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Today I came across an adult Coopers approx 800m or so NW of the park area, sitting on a light pole beside the road. It's conceivable this bird is one of the territorial adults but it is of course hard to be sure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlbfUmtR9s4
by ostrich
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

After quite a long time without seeing any Coopers around the area, this afternoon just outside the park I saw a Coopers glide by overhead heading into the park and dive down as if perhaps pursuing something. When I walked over to find the bird roosting in a tree along the NW area of the park, it wa...
by ostrich
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Owls
Topic: Random Owl Nests and News
Replies: 43
Views: 4543

Re: Random Owl Nests and News

Some more of the hawk-owl. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49294957936_dd1df14512_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49294958471_2685d58263_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49295153597_e34b7237cb_b.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxcNVMbuPVQ&t=14s https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by ostrich
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Owls
Topic: Random Owl Nests and News
Replies: 43
Views: 4543

Re: Random Owl Nests and News

This year in southern Ontario there has been a significant irruption of boreal owl species, and one particular rare visitor this far south has been northern hawk-owls, with sightings of some not far north of Toronto, as well as in the Ottawa area as well. The hawk-owl normally does not leave the bor...
by ostrich
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Garden Fence Chat
Topic: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018
Replies: 4351
Views: 127926

Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

In the east this year there seems to be quite an irruption of boreal owls - and several spots here where there have been northern hawk-owls, a real rarity to see outside of the boreal forest. I don't know if there has been any similar irruptions elsewhere this season. A real thrill this year to be a...
by ostrich
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

This is a wonderful video absolutely chock full of top notch information on the Coopers, quite a bit of these same findings are also part of Dr. Rosenfield's book which Hancock House just published. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLj_R30ZKaA I was told by the author that the hardcover version has a...
by ostrich
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Aug 17: In the morning I found one of the adults roosting near the nest area, it was raining out and the adult just appeared to be idle enduring the showers. There was not any sign or vocalizations of either of the fledglings that might food beg from the adult which suggests they weren't around. Abo...
by ostrich
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

There has been progressively greater activity of the fledglings both in and out of the park, with the fledglings spending more and more time both further from the nest in the corners of the park, and sighted on the streets adjacent (about 100-150m N of the border of the park). Aug 3: In the morning ...
by ostrich
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/24: Fledgling hiding in the tree branches along the NW border of the park. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48369220351_68dc95aa9d_c.jpg I observed an interesting sequence, starting with the male in the lower part of the nest tree around 19:15, after several minutes he suddenly reacted to some...
by ostrich
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

There is some interesting content here on Coopers breeding season in Seattle; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1UjuI3wEt4 Some other Coopers related material: https://robandtheanimals.blogspot.com/2018/11/close-encounter-with-coopers-kind.html?fbclid=IwAR2yRIGSuxKtpwneELpPEHUlBqy2AsYC95ugnyLBz-wugyg...
by ostrich
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/20: One of the fledglings was quite close in the lower branches of the nest tree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiPhZnadvXo 07/21: This time the larger female fledgling was down in the lower part of the nest tree and resting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP3sqJpkLiA https://live.staticflickr...
by ostrich
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/18: I have again observed some proning behavior now from the hawklets, mainly it seems from the smaller (and likely male) individual. The larger female although off nest tree frequently now, still seems to be using the nest itself or the branches very close to the nest as a resting area. Over the...
by ostrich
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/14: I finally was able to get a confirmed sighting of the second hawklet off the nest, although I suspect it could easily have been off before that. Around 06:55 after the arrival of an adult in the area, I spotted the second hawklet flying and vocalizing from the area just east of the nest tree ...
by ostrich
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/12: I am putting down July 12 as the first confirmed fledging, as I found one of the hawklets around 08:30 in the tree beside the road which is close and slightly NW of the nest tree. This tree is the same one the adult female has been regularly roosting in. The second hawklet was not immediately...
by ostrich
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/09: I was able to witness another interesting entire sequence in the evening, at 18:25 I observed the male fly into the park from the west and land nearby to the nest. The female was roosting in one of her favorite spots in the close tree just beside the road. The male did not make any audible ki...
by ostrich
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/04: Catching a brief feeding on the nest, as well as the hawklet activity after the feeding provided good views of the feather development, with increasing loss of down and good emergence of all the primary and secondary flight feathers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZFwEUNvsMQ https://www.you...
by ostrich
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

07/01: I was fortunate enough to catch the adult female very low in the nest tree only about 10 feet off the ground which allowed for some good close footage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmIIwAFMFc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yvhM_HvU3Y https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48175819097_0edce...
by ostrich
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

06/26: Further development of the hawklets, around noon time there was a feeding in progress on the nest, with both hawklets nicely visible and at times standing up fairly high to face the female and grab pieces of food. One of the hawklets stands up and lets off a slice, and there are definitely pi...
by ostrich
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

06/21: approx 18:20, there was already a feeding in progress on the nest when I arrived at the park entrance, observing the feeding and just taking still shots, there were two hawklets much more clearly visible reaching up as food was offered. These two were definitely noticeably larger and could be...
by ostrich
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Other Raptors
Topic: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)
Replies: 72
Views: 7545

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: 72
Views: 7545

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: 72
Views: 7545

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: 72
Views: 7545

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: 72
Views: 7545

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: 72
Views: 7545

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: 72
Views: 7545

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: 72
Views: 7545

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...

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