City Creek Nature Notes – Salt Lake City

September 21, 2016

September 15th

Filed under: Birds, Blacked-Headed Chickadee, Cooper's Hawk, Mountain Chickadee — canopus56 @ 1:23 am

Cooper’s Hawk Takeout

5 p.m. It is still overcast and raining during the morning, but the weather clears in the afternoon. A Cooper’s hawk soars above and in the trees, I hear the Black Hooded chickadees. In the past, I always envisaged Cooper’s hawk as feeding on squirrels or deer mice. Checking some guides, hawk’s expertly fly through forest branches and snatch up small birds. Gardeners often call aphids ladybug “juice boxes”. Perhaps my favored Mountain and Black Hood chickadees are this Cooper’s hawk’s idea of “take-out”.

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