Last evening I watched a Cooper's hawk being chased by a pair of hummingbirds. Yep, a big raptor with a twenty inch wingspan was being bullied by two bird-imps that could both sit comfortably in a teacup. It was an interesting sight. I laughed out loud.
Cooper's hawks are known for preying on other birds - pigeons, doves, quail etc., being skilled enough to take them in mid-air. Hummingbirds are well known for their irascibility, lack of patience and general truculent nature. The altercation was probably…Read more