Re:[cayugabirds-l] Red-tailed Hawk pair sightings

2013-01-05 Thread Nena J. Winand
Interesting post Dave, as I had a pair hunting over here at my home (30 Torok Road, Groton) yesterday. We had a pair here 2 years ago but something killed one in my pasture (and left enough to identify), and in the summer I only ever saw a solitary red-tailed hawk. This was the first time I'd

[cayugabirds-l] Bird hawk heaven

2012-12-30 Thread Nena J. Winand
Yesterday we had a juvenile Coopers hawk hunting (unsuccessfully) at our feeders. He had not honed his craft and positioned himself poorly (he/she, that is). We have a mature sharpie that is much more polished (posted about him before). Just a few minutes ago we had a kestrel strike,

[cayugabirds-l] Dinner guest

2012-09-19 Thread Nena J. Winand
We just had a sharp-shinned hawk join us for dinner. He struck (prey unidentifiable in seconds) right in front of our deck windows and spent about 40 min on the ground disassembling and eating his catch. His eating style was very animated. Truly a remarkable sight. I saw a sharpie (likely