Posted by: atowhee | December 26, 2015


These big city squirrels are not to be trifled with, guard your children and valuables, hide your tender vegetationMy daughter and her partner, Thomas Duane, got these photos in their back garden in Portland.  At first the Cooper’s hawk was simply watching the feeder birds: Juncos, goldfinches, sparrows, the usual. coop sits-JTFThe young accipiter was then drive from his perch by a tough city squirrel…who climbed out on the limb and attacked the bird’s feet.  Julie and tom have seen this happen again!  The hawk wisely retreats, saving his very necessary talons for another day.

attck sqrl


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