Hawks in North American cities


This 29 December 2018 video from North America says about itself:

How to ID Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned Hawks: NARRATED

Telling the difference between a Cooper’s and a Sharpie is the most challenging distinction North American birders face. Thank you to Jean Swanson for lending me her footage of a Sharpie squeezing a Robin to death and to California Wildlife for his footage of a Cooper’s eating prey.

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA, March 2019:

Have you ever seen a Cooper’s Hawk or Sharp-shinned Hawk on a city street? These agile raptors traditionally hunted songbirds in woodlands—but in the last 30 years they’ve become common in suburban and even urban areas. A recent study in the Chicago area suggests these birds benefit from people and the bird feeders they put out, especially outside the breeding season. See the full story.

Worried About a Hawk Hunting in Your Yard? Here’s what to do.

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