Mar 23 2013

Something You Don’t See Every Day

Published by at 7:30 am under Bird Behavior,Birds of Prey

Coopers hawks, adult pair (photo by Steve Valasek)

Here’s something you don’t see every day:  two adult Coopers hawks perched near each other.

Coopers hawks are notoriously solitary birds.  In winter we may see one hunting near our feeders, but never two.  They don’t like others nearby.  They chase them off or leave.

But now it’s breeding season and they have to find a mate.

Steve Valasek saw these two at Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

(photo by Steve Valasek)

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2 Responses to “Something You Don’t See Every Day”

  1. George Bercikon 23 Mar 2013 at 1:17 pm

    ……………………… Strange bedfellows!

  2. David Son 20 Apr 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Perhaps they HAVE to find a mate, but in judging from the photo, they’re not thrilled about it, are they?

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