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Ronald Hunt

Berthoud, Colorado, USA

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A hawk is about to fly off with a 3 or 4 day old Eurasian Collared Dove chick

A Sad End

This nesting attempt is about to end badly.

6 responses to “A Sad End”

  1. Ron Hunt says:

    Can someone identify this bird of prey.

  2. Robyn Bailey says:

    Wow, what a perilous moment to capture on camera! This image shows how hard it is for birds to successfully raise young, but on the other hand, the hawk is probably feeding young of its own. This looks like a Cooper’s Hawk to me.

  3. Ron Hunt says:

    I think you are right. The Eurasian Collared doves have another set of two doing well, I expect them to fly in another 4 or 5 days. I actually have a video of the Hawk grabbing the chick and flying away. It can be shared as a text message if anyone is interested.
    Ron

  4. Micah G says:

    I second Coopers Hawk

  5. Texas Bird Family says:

    I think Peregrine Falcon

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