hawk visit pics - thank goodness for bird netting!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Gallusfarm, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked out the window to see what the commotion was about... Then I saw it. I was just about to let them out to free range... [​IMG]

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  2. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    The hawk looks a bit peeved, doesn't he? [​IMG]
     
  3. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    foiled again! Thankfully..
     
  4. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It is giving the "stink eye" isn't it? [​IMG]
     
  5. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    Wow, this is scary! I too have netting over my entire run and I'm wondering when I'll see something like this. They circle all the time but never land. I'm pretty sure it is because of all the dogs at my house and in the neighborhood but who knows.
     
  6. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Juvenile Cooper's. Those chickens look bigger than he is! I've actually seen small birds kick these hawks' behinds sometimes. Yet, crows will avoid them.
     
  7. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks so much for the ID!!! We were wondering about that... Cool!
     
  8. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    he is beautiful though- imagine him thinking- 'when does the cafe open?'
     
  9. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yep, cooper hawk , or also known as the "chicken hawk"
     
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
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    Great job on the covered runs! [​IMG] Looks like it just saved you some heartache!
     

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