The three little hawks, a Prince Street tale


While folks have been telling esnl they thought the raptors’ nest in the 2300 block of Prince Street in Berkeley had produced three young, the most he’d ever seen at one time was two.

Until today, that is.

While they’ve only be able to fly for a few days now, at least one of the triplet Cooper’s Hawks has proven to be a resourceful hunter, and this morning the critter brought back some prey to one of the lower branches of the home tree.

2 July 2010, 600mm, 1/800 sec, f5.6

As the victor zealously chowed down on a feathery Friday morning brunch, a brother/sister perched on a limb in the shadows a few feet away, looking rather wistful.

2 July 2010, 600mm, 1/400sec, f5.6

Whilst the third sib perched in a tree across the street, vocalizing a presumably jealous lament [that presumption coming from a blogger's own experience with his offspring].

2 July 2010, 600mm, 1/800 sec, f5.6

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One response to “The three little hawks, a Prince Street tale

  1. Found your posts a year late; just went through similar situation here–Westchester County, NY. Nest with FIVE young Cooper’s Hawks. Can you believe it! I don’t have photos of all five, but a photographer who came daily to document the nest does. The young were around for five weeks before flying off. I had a wonderful time watching them. Nest was at the top of a conifer on our property, so I saw them daily. Watched the process from the first twig of the nest til the fledglings left. Loved your blog…thanks!

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