[birding] Downtown Merlin, Cooper's kills pigeon

Don Boucher bouchdon at peak.org
Tue Dec 5 19:18:10 PST 2006


12/5/06 Downtown Corvallis

I watched a Merlin fly over City Hall today.

Lisa and I found a dead Rock Pigeon in Pioneer Park. It showed clear signs of a raptor kill. Examining the evidence, it seemed to have been killed sometime in the afternoon. I female Cooper's Hawk often hunts in this area and we've seen it chase pigeons before and we presumed it was most likely Ms. Cooper's Hawk was responsible.

Don Boucher
Corvallis, OR
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