I had just parked at the east end of Mt. Pleasant Rd. at 0715 this morning
and noted about 50 AMER. CROWS feeding in the just-harvested corn field
there.  Another 40 or so crows were flying in a slow, loose stream toward
the trees to the south where another 20 crows were already perched.  I noted
an oddity, then saw a RED-TAILED HAWK (juv.) flying at the edge of the
stream.  I heard no long calls from the crows in the air or on the ground,
and saw no aggressive moves by any of the crows the hawk was flying next to.
When this segment of the stream reached the trees, both hawk and crows
alighted there (same tree), although the hawk was on the edge of the group
of perched crows.   I am still pondering this.


Steve Fast



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