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Monthly Journal – March, 2016

Mild weather continued in March.  It actually felt like Spring as we passed the first official day of the season.  Last month we told you we heard frogs.  This month we’ve been hearing them more and seeing them, as well as lots of tadpoles.

March’s photos include nesting birds, native bees and two butterfly species: Sulfur and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.  Also both of our native honeysuckle vines are blooming coinciding with the arrival of hummingbirds.  So be on the lookout.

As you can see below, the Cooper’s Hawks are still here.  This one had just caught a Mourning Dove.

Sunday Brunch

Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii Peachtree Park - July 27, 2015

Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii
Peachtree Park – July 27, 2015

We’ve been hearing calls that we thought were the Pileated Woodpecker, but they didn’t quite sound right.  We didn’t think they were the calls of a Cooper’s Hawk either.

And then late this morning we spotted this juvenile Cooper’s hawk 75-80 feet up at the top of a large oak behind our yard making begging calls for food.  We think he’s a juvenile because of the thin dark streak on his chest, best seen in the photo below. This bird was on the move and was off again quickly.  Watch out those of you who look like a hawk morsel!

Cooper's Hawk - Accipiter cooperii Peachtree Park - July 27, 2015

Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii
Peachtree Park – July 27, 2015