A raptor, probably a Cooper's Hawk, just picked off a Morning Dove in our back yard. In the Torey Pine tree about 50' away ripping the feathers off preparing for a feast.

We put out bird seed for our feathered friends. Mostly it's for California Towhees, Spotted Towhees, California Thrashers, and House Finches. Lately, however, the Morning Doves have been getting the "hawk's" share.

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Comment by HotMess on August 28, 2008 at 12:31am
Once, a few years ago, the same thing happened in our back yard. We get plenty of small birds, like chickadees and finches, and they were all flocking around the feeder, which I hang from a tree right outside the sliding glass door. Out of the blue, a field hawk burst into the middle of them and flew away with a little bird clutched in it's talons. The most amazing part was how the rest of the flock chased after her, and actually got some feathers off of her back as she flapped rather gracelessly across the field.
I've realized that if you're feeding the little birds, you're helping Mother Nature out by providing something for the bigger birds to eat.
Oh, and yes - she really is a bitch, isn't she?

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