[wisb] Cooper's Hawk nest and migrants in Monroe County
- From: Lennie Lichter <lennieandmaria@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisbird <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:33:58 -0700 (PDT)
Hi folks. The FOY birds for Tuesday here at our Wilderness Retreat were the Ovenbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and Orange-crowned Warbler. I had the best view in quite a few years of the Orange-crown as it bathed in the creek. At least one Hermit Thrush and a Winter Wren were still around. This morning I was on our steep and slippery Southwest Slope, looking more for wildflowers than birds, when I heard a "Kek-kek" of a Cooper's Hawk from behind me to the right. I didn't see the bird which was scolding from across the valley, but did spy the nest high in a tree at the bottom of the slope. They have been nesting in the neighborhood for about 25 years now but this is only the third nest I've found on the property. Judging by the sightings lately of another Cooper's soaring over the yard, there may be another pair planning on nesting somewhere east of here. In a couple of weeks I will try to get to a distant vantage point where I can look down at the young in the nest. New birds for the year today are the Black-throated Green Warbler, House Wren and the Blue-headed Vireo. The vireo was heard singing in two widely separated areas but it wasn't until later in the morning that I actually managed to see one near the yard. Lennie Lichter Monroe County #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the WISBIRDN list. To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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