Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sabino Chick Report

Photos by Ned Harris 6/21/2014

What you lookin' at? 

It would appear that only two Cooper's Hawk chicks remain in the nest above the dam. Ned and I saw only two on Saturday, 6/21, and the KIDCO Lizard Walk team saw two on Tuesday, 6/24.

Photo by Bill Kaufman 6/24/2014

What happened to the other two? There are, of course, a number of predators of small birds (owls, for one; snakes, for two). It's also possible that the bigger/stronger/more aggressive of the chicks pushed their sibling(s) out of the nest. Then there are those predators...

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