Coopers hawk?

William Mulligan wmmulligan at comcast.net
Tue Jan 20 13:11:38 PST 2004


Thank you one and all for responding to my question about the ID of the
hawk. After reading everyone's response and looking it up in my Sibley, I
think it was a Goshawk! Wow, goshawks were always those big white hawks
sitting way up on a cliff somewhere. The final point that helped the ID was
that the jay actually looked very small in the hawk's claws as he flew away.
The other midair "take" I have witnessed was years go in the middle of Ft
Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. A Merlin took a warbler. After the loud
crack of impact, feathers flooded down as the hawk flew off. This kill was
incredibly clean and the jay seemed to curl into itself. Thanks everyone.
Penny Mulligan

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TWEETERS Digest 3474

Topics covered in this issue include:

1) RFI: Gyrfalcon etc
by Steve Barlow <sb326 at mail.gatech.edu>
2) RFI: Gyrfalcon etc
by Steve Barlow <sb326 at mail.gatech.edu>
3) resubscribe
by =?iso-8859-1?Q?Diane_Bag=FC=E9s?= <dbagues at earthlink.net>
4) Renton Gull
by Ian Paulsen <birdbooker at zipcon.net>
5) Speaking Of Gulls
by Lydia Bishop <gizathecat at yahoo.com>
6) Re: Speaking Of Gulls
by Rolan Nelson <rnbuffle at yahoo.com>
7) Kent Ponds; 18 Jan. 2004
by "Charlie Wright" <charlie at birdwright.com>
8) RE: A few crows at Montlake Fill
by "Guttman, Burt" <GuttmanB at evergreen.edu>
9) Great Black-backed Gull on 1-18
by "Ruth Sullivan" <godwit at worldnet.att.net>
10) species classification
by "Joseph V Higbee" <jvhigbee at hotmail.com>
11) Re: species classification
by Mike Patterson <celata at pacifier.com>
12) Re: A few crows at Montlake Fill
by "Eugene and Nancy Hunn" <enhunn at comcast.net>
13) Skagit/Samish; Jan 18
by Todd Pollard <toddapollard at yahoo.com>
14) more Great Black-backed Gull photos
by "Ruth Sullivan" <godwit at worldnet.att.net>
15) swan sighting
by "jim cox" <jimcox6097 at earthlink.net>
16) Okanagan Valley (BC) Rare Bird Alert - January 18 update
by "Chris Charlesworth" <c_charlesworth23 at hotmail.com>
17) To Neah Bay (Oystercatchers, Swallows)
by "Ball" <nigelball at bainbridge.net>
18) Pine Siskins
by "Hugh Jennings" <hughbirder at bigzoo.net>
19) dyed gull
by "pan" <panmail at fastmail.fm>
20) dyed gull
by Bruce Whittington <fieldnat at pacificcoast.net>
21) Peregrine photo posted, what subspecies??
by "Michael Shepard" <mgshepard at pacificcoast.net>
22) Re: Siskins
by buteoreg at comcast.net
23) Re: Siskins
by "Jim Flynn" <buteoreg at comcast.net>




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