backyard kill

by Monica Dingle
(Oakville, Ontario Canada)




3:00 pm. Sunday January 6, 2013. Southeast Oakville, Ontario backyard


We watched a bird of prey consume a Mourning Dove.

The kill took place at our backyard bird-feeder, and the bird of prey was kind enough to consume the whole thing, allowing me to take many photos.

We are not sure what the bird it, maybe a hawk.

Thank you so much Monica, your pictures are wonderful!

I'm sure one of our readers will know what kind of hawk this is!

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Oct 31, 2014
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Cooper's Hawk
by: Anonymous

Cooper's Hawk .... saw one in our front yard tree (London, Ontario) last year with a tiny bird in its talons.

Jan 11, 2014
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Cooper's Hawk
by: Marinus

The bird Monica Dingle was asking about, is the Cooper's Hawk.
It was named in about 1828, after William Cooper,
one of the founders of what was at that time, called the Museum of Natural History, in New York.

Jan 11, 2014
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Re: Backyard Kill
by: Joey

Great photos, that is a Cooper's Hawk.

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