cool renee (cr): are you a bird person?
me: a bird person?
cr: yea. do you know bird species? there was a cat sized bird outside my window . . . don't know what it was. took pics.
me: wow! send me a pic!
cr: did you see it?! another friend said hawk and another said owl. i say "freaky." stupid bird. almost dropped my camera when it flew towards me.
me: nope. not an owl. hawk. freaky no. it's COOL. love hawks. they're so regal.
cr: your pretty hawk just attacked a bird in front of my window. poor bird was screaming and i came out to see hawk carrying it away.
me: survival of the fittest baby.
cr: i am not mufasa. take the circle of life next door please.
- the female cooper's hawk is 30% larger than the male. this is called reversed size dimorphism.
- the cooper's hawk does not kill its prey with its beak like most hawks do. instead it squeezes its prey to death in its talons. they have also been observed drowning prey by holding them underwater.
- not only are they expert flyers, but they're runners as well, chasing prey down on foot.
- aka chicken hawk