A Cooper’s Hawk was observed in conflict with two Red-tailed Hawks in a residential neighborhood in north Carrollton.
The two Red-tailed Hawks had discovered a roadkilled Fox Squirrel on the sidewalk in front of one of the neighborhood’s homes. They were in the process of consuming the carcass when the observation was made.
A lone Cooper’s Hawk was seen perched on top of a nearby house voicing his displeasure that he was missing out on the easy meal. Despite his efforts, the Red-tailed Hawks were not inclined to leave. Meanwhile, the Cooper’s Hawk could not muster the wherewithal to join them.
The whole scene was disrupted when a school bus unloaded a group of noisy teenagers a few houses further down the street. At that point, all three hawks decided it was in their best interest to leave.
|Date||–||Jan 11, 2012|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Temperature||–||Cold (less than 50°F/10°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Feeding|