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.

DateJan 11, 2012
Time of DayAfternoon
TemperatureCold (less than 50°F/10°C)
HabitatResidential-Single Family
Type of BehaviorFeeding
ObserverNisha Jackson

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