The Hawk And The Hummingbird 

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 territorial in nature, but it was fun speculating what might have caused the dust-up. Alas, they disappeared from view before any resolution was observed. Nature is red in both and claw (and, it appears, needle-like nectar-sipping bills).

Although this post is apropos to nothing, Here's what I really want to say: 

Give thanks. Hug a loved one. Mentor a child. Wear your mask. Stay well.

3 comments

  •  Charles Hilton
    Charles Hilton Up on deck.
    Cool Eric. Back when I could hear, I heard a hummingbird dive bombing a competitor at Camelback Mountain. Love your music, keep it up!

    Cool Eric. Back when I could hear, I heard a hummingbird dive bombing a competitor at Camelback Mountain. Love your music, keep it up!

  • Cherrie Hill
    Cherrie Hill Poland
    I know that I am not really expert when it comes to animals, that's why I am not really familiar with the capacity of Cooper's hawks. But it is a good thing that you gave us information about them. Hopefully, there is more that I will see from you. On the other hand, I want to focus on the track that you featured above. According to https://www.resumehelpservices.com/ , they really love the melody and vibe they got from the song. Hopefully, there's more to see from you guys!

    I know that I am not really expert when it comes to animals, that's why I am not really familiar with the capacity of Cooper's hawks. But it is a good thing that you gave us information about them. Hopefully, there is more that I will see from you. On the other hand, I want to focus on the track that you featured above. According to https://www.resumehelpservices.com/ , they really love the melody and vibe they got from the song. Hopefully, there's more to see from you guys!

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    Charles Malone New America
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