This morning, a Cooper’s Hawk was perched in a maple surveying the bird feeders but there was no activity and it left without catching anything. This morning around 7 when the doves were just starting to come down from the spruces they roost in, the hawk flew to the edge of the tree and caught a bird for breakfast. He spent an hour up in the spruce eating before flying to another clearing in the branches where he sat for close to an hour. (Note: I saw a Cooper’s Hawk chasing Mourning Doves in front of my house today as well. D.M.)

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.