Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Cooper's Hawk

WARNING: This post is kind of bloody and yucky. After yesterday's Robin PSA, I guess you could say that...my blog has gone to the birds...If you don't want to see my Cooper's Hawk killing a grackle you should stop reading right HERE!!!!!

I scrolled down so no one had to see it if they didn't want to. I have 7 bird feeders. They each hold 5#'s of food. We go through hundreds of pounds of cracked corn and sunflower seeds. We also keep suet feeders up. This is a Cooper's Hawk butt I also have a pair of Red Tailed Hawks. They have never made a kill close enough to the house for pictures.

The hawk guarded its kill by constantly checking for danger. When this was going on... there wasn't another single bird to be seen.
This happened the morning that all of this snow started falling. It was right under the window and below two of my feeders.

Look at that beautiful face and those deadly talons!!! The actual kill took only seconds.

Two days ago it made another kill in the same place, butt it instantly flew off to eat it in the front yard. I know this was not a very pretty post, butt we bird lovers do understand that this is part of the cycle of life.

Reminder:::: Mango is taking a bloggie hiatus sooooo I can safely remind you to send your Thank you cards and notes by Feb. 22nd.. I already have several. They are safe and sound in a basket in my toy room. Please feel free to remind your followers. Here is my addy:
Mango Minster
% Frankie Furter Price
14980 Twp. Rd. 202 N.E.
Corning, OH 43730


The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

wow! love the raw nature of it all!

houndstooth said...

Wow! That hawk is beautiful!


BRUTUS said...

How cool!! We have redtails here too, never seen one that close though. As long as they don't start looking at your furry little self as a snack..... Be careful out there, buddy!!

Brutus the Frenchie

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

lol! the olympics are a far far ways from here--the opposite end of the country! so you won't see us unfortunately ;-)

i don't know how to go about getting a book--wouldn't a publisher have to contact me or something like that? and i am not sure too many people would want to buy a book full of wolfhound pictures. probably not a good investment for a publisher ;-) hehehe

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Frankie
That is pretty cool Frankie. A very magnificent creature.
Please be careful when you are outside.
Love Ruby & Penny

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

haha! it is always 87 something with you--heheh! i saw that you mentioned that website before--ok--i will go check it out--thanks Frankie!

brooke said...

woah. that's some crazy stuff!

Dory and the Mama said...

Beautiful shots! I am with Brutus...Frankie, don't get to close those talons look sharp!

The Mama and Dory

The OP Pack said...

Beautiful bird, but oh how we wish the other part wasn't just nature being nature.

We don't see those birds here but we do have Glen Eagles.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Twinkietinydog said...

OMBird! Aren't you scared, Frankie? These were awesome photos, but I'm now worried about you. How can you guarantee your safety?
A very concerned Twinkie

Jazzi said...

Alsmost forgto but will get it in the mail soon. That bird looks scary!! Better be careful round him.


Dog Foster Mom said...

Those are great pictures! We don't get to see anything like that here. Of course, the bird feeders were knocked over by the dogs and all the bird seed was smashed into the ground, so that could have something to do with it. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Benny and Lily said...

Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

GREAT pikhs!

We nevFUR get the chance fur them here!


kissa-bull said...

oh frankie please to be careful
he might be bigger than you it seems
pibble sugars
the houston pittie pack

dewdana said...

Well, a bird's gotta eat right? He is a beauty and you got a great photo-op!