I was too busy to let you know that I had a visit at the suet from a Northern Flicker on Dec. 24th. I also spotted a Cooper’s Hawk twice that day. Today when I went out my door, I noticed feathers blowing on the snow. When I looked over the fence into the back yard I could see the spot in the snow where the strike took place. I then found the spot under a tree where a Mourning Dove was consumed – I assume by the Cooper’s Hawk. The hunter was definitely a bird as there were no tracks leading to either spot.

Location: Tudor Crescent, Peterborough
Observer: Sue Paradisis

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.