by N. Halff
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
I discovered these two dead birds next to each other in my townhouse complex in Meadowvale, Mississauga the morning of Sept. 24, 2020.
I think the large one is a Cooper's Hawk and the smaller one may be it's baby.
I tried to find out if these birds are monitored in Mississauga so I could file a report, but could not find that information.
I truly hope they were not purposefully killed (there is a playground nearby).
Clearly something terrible happened to these beautiful birds; a shame.
Thank you for sending these pictures, I don't know what kind of hawk the larger one is, but perhaps one of our readers will be able to positively identify it.
I believe that the smaller one, the brown one, is a Sparrow.
How sad that they died, and I hope it was not deliberate.
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