Subject: [Tweeters] The jay, the squirrel, and the "Cooper's Hawk"
Date: Jul 9 13:57:47 2009
From: J. Acker - owler at

This morning as I was on the roof cleaning off the moss, I heard a Cooper's
Hawk call from near the birdfeeder. A few moments later, a Steller's Jay
appeared on the feeder. I figured out that the jay mimicked the Cooper's
Hawk. But why? This afternoon I got my answer. This time, there was a
Douglas Squirrel on the feeder, who departed abruptly upon hearing the
"Cooper's Hawk", leaving an empty feeder for the jay. Smart bird.

J. Acker

Bainbridge Island, WA

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