Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baby Cooper's Hawks

A friend shared this with me.  She lives about 15 minutes away but is more rural.

"A research team from the U of A visited on Friday to check on the status of our nesting Cooper's Hawks. A trip up the pine tree revealed 4 hatchlings, just 10 days old. Too young to band, they were temporarily removed from the nest via enclosed "elevator", measured, weighed and returned. Parents swooped unhappily about near by. Very cool!"



The "Elevator" showing two of the four chicks.



Parent, keeping a....Hawk's eye on things.
                                          

26 comments:

  1. Amazing! Those baby hawks are too adorable for words.

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  2. such beautiful creatures! Though I wouldn't mess with momma bird

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  3. Isn't that 'elevator' amazing? You're so lucky to get this opportunity! I imagine the research team will be coming around to do this & that ... all very interesting.

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  4. I bet it was a lot of excitement!

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  5. Great story and pictures! The little babies are adorable.

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  6. Awwww sweet birdies!!! Baby animals of an variety are just so darn cute!

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  7. Sooo cute! I'm all smiles now!:)

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  8. OMG I love this! My other hobby is birdwatching.

    Remind me to tell you about keeping nestboxes for Eastern Bluebirds on my property in Virginia. Photos galore!

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  9. what a majestic Bird. wonderful!My husband would just love this.

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  10. omg they're so cute! they look like they might hurt me though......

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  11. Wow!!!!! They're so cute! I want one! :) Look at the humongous feet.

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  12. That's amazing! It's a wonder the parent didn't try to attack. What a wonderful thing!

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  13. They look cute but Mama does not....

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  14. Oh they look so sweet and fluffy! And the mama did not look pleased! Beautiful pictures!

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  15. Those baby hawks are so adorable! I want to touch it! :O

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  16. uniquecozytreasures - Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Incredible! Thank you for sharing!

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  18. Oh - they are so cool! I bet those parents were not happy.

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  19. By the way, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. :) You can check it out here:
    http://elfrenee.blogspot.com/2011/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

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