Hawk gets mugged

A Cooper’s hawk, minding his own business and slowly eating his way through the carcass of a dove he’d just managed to snag, was mugged by a much bigger bird. One second he’s standing on the dove enjoying his somewhat gory lunch and the next, wham!, another hawk storms in, knocks hawk #1 off his stump, and steals the dove.

Dr. Kevin McGowan at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (https://www.birds.cornell.edu/home/) gave us his educated interpretation of what happened here and we are grateful to him for his advice.

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