Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Everywhere, doing their courting flights even in town. My reading indicates Coopers at least are becoming urbanized; the Eurasian gos nests in city parks in Russia. This is the first in my thirty some years here that they have ventured so close to humans this deep into their breeding cycle. The poor pic is of a haggard male Coop in my yard last week, eating a pigeon on one of the doghouses. The good one is of a breeding age female by Carolyn Wilson; she chased a dove into the Wilson's window. Yes, they are out of town, but not that far or isolated, and the bird's habits suggest no fear...

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