Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:15 pm

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

https://youtu.be/5yNHg8GCwgc

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:56 pm

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 buildings, maybe looking for pigeons.

Dec 25 - around 11am I spotted a Coopers roosting on a light standard beside the road about 50m N of the church (a main block N of the park). It was interesting that a northern (abieticola) RT that has been around for a few weeks now was also roosting on top of the church at the same time.

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:21 pm

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

https://adventuresinmothland.wordpress. ... Ouxx8wel6w

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:14 am

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.

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:03 pm

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 the park. I couldn't tell if it stopped at all, when I walked over to look I couldn't see anyone in the trees. So I'm not positive if this was one of the residents or not.

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 pm

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). The visible bird had some type of food, so it's possible there was a delivery. After several minutes there were more vocalizations from the other bird, and the visible one flew off to the right to the park edge and out of sight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm2sgITHI-M

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:13 pm

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:

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The female appeared to be just roosting while the male was going back and forth a couple of times and trying to break off sticks, so this was the first definite nest building activity I have caught thus far

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Going by the park again around noon time, the female was still sitting in the same area, so this is also a sign of increasing presence in the park over just short pre-dawn activity.

At ~6:30pm another check had the female once again roosting around the same area, with the male flying past from the park edge, heading in her direction. He did not appear to stick around, but there were quite a bit of vocalizations.

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Re: Coopers Hawk (accipiter cooperri)

Post by ostrich » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:10 pm

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 area now.

Mar 22 - This morning at ~10am, when walking along the sidewalk just off the W entrance of the park, an adult flew low over the road and into the park going past the nest tree and further on, but upon checking there was no sign of either adult in the trees, so it did not stop to roost on this occasion. This evening the park was empty.

A recent article on urban accipiters.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/seeing-mo ... agination/

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