[Tweeters] Re: Green Lake geese, dead duck, Cooper's hawk

Caroline Christy cchristy at speakeasy.org
Mon Dec 7 17:23:38 PST 2015

Sunday morning there were 2 greater white-fronted geese at the golf course, and very close to the fence, when I went by about 8:30. Too back I missed the Cooper’s hawk, but I had been inspecting the canada geese flock for a while for non-canadas…!



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> From: Patti Loesche <loes at uw.edu>

> Subject: [Tweeters] Green Lake geese, dead duck, Cooper's hawk

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> On Fri 12/4 and Sat 12/5, a greater white-fronted goose was feeding with the Canadas on the Green Lake golf course, obligingly close to the trail. Today (Sun 12/6), the golf course geese were too far for good viewing, although a few cacklers were easy to spot in the flock.


> A few hundred yards further north, on the shore side of Green Lake Way, I followed a couple’s eyes about 20 feet up to a juvenile Cooper’s hawk, a female by its size, clasping a duck carcass, nothing left of it but keel and wings.


> Patti Loesche

> Seattle


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