I always look up in the big old cherry tree behind my house when I leave
each morning, still missing the flock of Crows that used to frequent my
yard, until they got chased away by another flock. This is where they used
to perch, waiting for me to put peanuts out for them.   A new flock,
probably the ones that chased them, is starting to get used to my yard now,
and when I came out I was thrilled to see two Crows up there.  No wait, one
Crow at the very top and slightly below and to the left, a Coopers Hawk.
Both were completely silent and still.  Facing each other and so close. I
watched for a minute and then ran in to get a camera.  Too late.  I wish I
would have just stayed and watched.  Interesting dual.

Linda Orkin
Muriel Street
Ithaca, NY

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Meena Madhav Haribal <m...@cornell.edu>wrote:

>  Just now a Cooper's Hawk flew across the window at less than 10 feet
> away! Looks like a day of the raptors.  About an hour ago the Red-tailed
> was scaring away hordes of starlings that were in front of the green houses
> on Tower road. They flew in nice patterns as the hawk mingled among them.
> Meena
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