Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Screeching Cooper's Hawk
Continuing on the theme of juveniles----we are seeing them everywhere right now. We stopped today for a picnic lunch in Salem’s Bush Park. Our lunch was interrupted with some loud screeching calls. Jeanette got my binoculars and camera out of the car and we went to have a closer look. What we found were two juvenile Cooper’s Hawks up in the oak trees loudly protesting or I should say demanding more food I would imagine. Again, juveniles are tricky to identify because their plumage is nothing like the adult plumage, so it took us some time to come up with a positive identification.