Thursday, October 29, 2015

Birds of Prey

Can they coexist?

This is one of resident Red Shouldered Hawks that is here year round.  Their nest is close by somewhere in the woods behind my house.  They are very loud and seem to be very territorial especially during the breeding and nesting season.  

This is the Cooper's Hawk that I have been seeing periodically in my yard.  I was only able to get a quick shot of him since he comes and goes pretty fast.  Can these two coexist in the same territory? I'm not sure they can.  From all I have read and know about Red Shouldered Hawks, they chase crows, owls and other hawks away.  This Cooper's Hawk probably has reason to move quickly.  

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