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Friday, February 02, 2007

Scattering the flock

Today at work I took a few minutes to help with our office Project Feeder Watch count, and suddenly all the Mourning Doves and juncos bolted from the ground around the feeders. I knew something was in the area, and a few moments later a young Cooper's Hawk swooped up into the tree above the feeders. It perched there for several minutes, glancing all around, as the Blue Jays called loudly from other nearby trees. Its great to see these impressive bird-eating hawks scatter a flock...kind of like a T-rex scattering a heard of hadrosaurs, but on a smaller scale. Very fun way to start the morning.

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