December 3rd, 2011, 12:04 PM
He comes a couple of times a day,knows I have Pigeons here..
He's killed three already,I know he has to survive,but I wish he had something else to eat...Does anyone know what kind he is,his wingfeathers are greyish..
December 3rd, 2011, 02:44 PM
My guess would be a Cooper's hawk, chico. Could be a Sharp-tailed, too, but they usually take smaller prey than a pigeon. Beautiful hawk!
December 3rd, 2011, 04:33 PM
I second Hazel, think that it is a Coopers. Very beautiful bird. patti
December 3rd, 2011, 04:38 PM
Thank you,yes he is beautiful,he's very slender and not all that big,but big enough to fly off with a Pigeon.
You know I love "my"Pigeons and it is brutal,but it's nature.
I'll check on Coopers Hawks,I think they are very common,right.
December 3rd, 2011, 05:48 PM
Cooper's are fairly common and this time of year they're on the move, so it's not too unlikely that you'd have one in your area.
December 4th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Hazel,I always thought he was a Coopers Hawk,except his wing-feathers are grey,not brown.
We also have a bigger Hawk coming around all winter,I think they know the Pigeons come here to eat.
I suppose in the summer they have enough fields to hunt mice,rabbits etc,then they come here in winter.
December 4th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Only the immature Cooper's have brown wing feathers, chico. An adult would be grayish on the wing--for either a Cooper's or a Sharp-shinned.