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Offline jay.sharkbait

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Falcon visit
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:23:30 PM »
Last couple weeks we've seen what I think are two different Falcons. They come in chasing the birds that are on our feeders. We see Eagles daily and the occasional Osprey, but I've never seen a Falcon this close to the sound.

Any thoughts on if they are going to stick around etc?

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Re: Falcon visit
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 02:32:09 PM »
Maybe they are new to the area and have a nest nearby? Cool birds.
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Re: Falcon visit
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 02:58:14 PM »
Looks like a Cooper's Hawk or maybe a Sharp Shinned Hawk. Not quite a falcon but will take birds on the wing. I've had similar hawks terrorize the bird feeder at home. They can be extremely acrobatic when chasing sparrows, pretty cool to see.
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Re: Falcon visit
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 03:24:05 PM »
Looks like a Cooper's Hawk or maybe a Sharp Shinned Hawk. Not quite a falcon but will take birds on the wing. I've had similar hawks terrorize the bird feeder at home. They can be extremely acrobatic when chasing sparrows, pretty cool to see.

I think you are right! I've never heard of a Coopers Hawk????

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Re: Falcon visit
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 05:07:50 PM »
They look similar, Coopers a little bigger, and they are great fun to watch.  Thanks for the pic

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Re: Falcon visit
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 07:32:09 PM »
They look similar, Coopers a little bigger, and they are great fun to watch.  Thanks for the pic

Nice photo.  Hard to tell the difference even when in your hand....

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Re: Falcon visit
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 07:45:42 PM »
My guess if he’s eaten he ain’t leaving.  :chuckle:
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