[Tweeters] Des Moines - Cooper's Hawk fledglings

Carol & Lynn Schulz carol.schulz50 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 15:15:12 PDT 2014

Hi Tweets:
I heard and viewed some of our local Cooper's Hawk (COHA) family in Des Moines Creek Park today 11:30am to 1:30pm. There are 3 fledglings now. They may have fledged in the past few days. They are flying about near a stick nest. Sometimes they call their very loud piercing PEeer or SEEer. I think this is their begging call. All 3 fledglings have eyes that are dark-colored. I could see that at least two of them have slate-gray colored eyes. I didn't see the adults today, but they have been active in the neighborhood.
I also heard one or two calling Western Tanagers in the park by the footbridge. I haven't been birding much locally, and was surprised to hear them here.
If you are interested in the location of the COHA's, send me an email.
Yours, Carol Schulz
Des Moines
carol.schulz50 at gmail.com

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