[Tweeters] Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

Megan Lyden meganlyden at msn.com
Tue Apr 27 15:07:21 PDT 2021

Hi Tweets,

Just had a juvenile Cooper's Hawk on my back porch; it was eating one of our neighborhood Band-tailed Pigeons. At the end of its meal, the hawk tried to fly off, but it appeared that part of it's claw was hooked inside the pigeon's carcass (I'm guessing lodged between some bones in a funny angle). Initially I thought it was trying to fly off with the carcass, but it quickly became obvious the hawk couldn't withdraw part of it's foot. Fortunately, it freed itself right as I was running off to get a pillowcase to throw over its head in case we had to help. Kind of broke up the pandemic monotony of my life for a while!

Megan Lyden
Bellevue, WA
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