This morning I watched a large, female Cooper’s Hawk catch and simply stand upon a Mourning Dove in our neighbour’s driveway. What was strange, however, was that another dove, possibly the victim’s mate, landed on the driveway beside the hawk and walked past it, almost as if checking out what had just happened to its partner. A few minutes later, the hawk flew off to enjoy its meal.

Location: Maple Crescent
Observer: Drew Monkman

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.