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Cooper’s hawk feeds on it’s prey in an Oakland backyard

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 6:39 am in Cooper's hawk, Hawks, Pigeons.

Cooper’s hawk feeds on pigeon in Oakland, CA, backyard. (Erich Hayner, Oakland, CA)
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This is a picture of my backyard Cooper’s hawk with his dinner (we have lots of pigeons). I’d spent all day at hawk hill scouring the skies for raptors with no luck. As I drove up my driveway, this guy popped down and made his kill right before my eyes (a first). Just goes to show, nature is everywhere!
Erich Hayner, Oakland, California

There’s so much “nature” going on in our backyards, I now call our backyards … “The Urban Wilderness.” /Gary

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