Raptor Wednesday

A couple of species of raptors have been called Chicken Hawks, so the name isn’t very definitive.I’m using it here for this Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) because there are actually chickens in a yard next to this building in the Bronx. Roosters, too (technically illegal because of the noise, but law isn’t much enforced in the Bronx).I was alerted to the presence of this bird because a Kestrel (Falco sparverius) was screaming at it as it dive-bombed the perched (and much bigger) bird. Kestrels are sometimes called sparrow hawks, which aren’t to be confused with the Sparrowhawk of Eurasia (another Accipiter).

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There’s supposed to be a “Scream-In” tonight to bewail the Trumpstate. What an astonishing waste of time.

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