Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The return of Alice... cooper that is..

...helping me to save on bird seed, again. :(

right onto my new platform feeder..
..down onto the deck, where he then..
walks right off the deck..and climbs up through the yews to another feeder..a very bold bird..indeed!!

24 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I AM COOPER'S HAWK!!!

It just oozes raptor.
Love you're new banner too!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

In my mind,that bird is a bit to daring,at least if you want other birds around.He is good looking though.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

King of all of the Birds!!!!! Beautiful hawk---and I'll bet there were NO other birds within a million miles... ha

Love your header OWL.
Hugs,
Betsy

Angad Achappa said...

IMO, you are quite lucky that this beauty visits your place. :) Nice images.
Regards,
Angad

jalynn01 said...

I remember Alice! What a cool cooper..and so unafraid. Makes for great photoshoots. Love your new header.

Chris said...

Wow Alice is beautiful ;-) But I guess she does not help you to see other birds! Magnificent shots you got, at least she behaved well for you to get some nice shots ;-)

Eve said...

Look OUT! Well, he sure does make for good photo ops!!
Good luck to your yard birds Tina!

The Early Birder said...

Obviously feels very much 'at home' Tina. Super new header. FAB.

Leeloo's mum said...

Lol he is a bold bird, isn't he :P But a gorgeous one.

Your title made me giggle, heehee.

George said...

That's one way to save on bird seed! You got great pictures of him, however.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness....he is such a brute! ;-) I love watching Cooper's Hawks. Also.....really nice shot of the Hermit Thrush. They are so hard to capture. He winters in our area, so I hope to see one too!

Kelly said...

p.s. Clever title! :-)

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, you gotta love'em. Great photographs. We have a Sharpie that hangs around every now and then but never so close.

troutbirder said...

You are sooo lucky Tina. We've lived in the woods for 7 years now and I have yet to see either a Cooper or Sharpshin among the feeders.

dAwN said...

Nice new Header Tina!
Great shots! I guess you must be feeding Alice Cooper well!

Bird Girl said...

Well, how cool is that shot of Alice 'cooper' coming up out of the yews! I suspect you are going to have to put up with these antics all winter ;-) I think I could live with that ;-) As long as Alice stayed far away from my bluebirds!!! Neat pictures, Tina!

Neal said...

I love those shots. How do you manage shots like this?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tina: Neat photos of the Coopers Hawk, I enjoy birds of prey.

walk2write said...

He's quite the showman, your Alice Cooper, and a cocky fellow too. If he could talk, you'd hear something like "Where's my dinner? Come on, lady, get with the program and set the table for me!"

Chandrika Shubham said...

Nice pics of nice bird. :)

Best wishes.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

They do make good hunters. Like your's, those here go inside of bushes to flush out the birds. And they flush them out but find themselves on the inside and unable to get out fast enough to chase them.

They don't have that worked out yet but they work on it every day.

Shelley said...

Alice is quite the investigator!! Love him!!!

Chris Petrak said...

Tina, I am catching up on my blog reading. This is a wonderful series. Feeder hawks are seldom seen except in a flash of feathers. But I wonder if this hatch year bird is entirely with it - the behavior is so uncharacteristic. Has it been around since your photos? And aside from keeping the birds away, did it make any attacks?

Bill S. said...

Beautiful picture of a bird seed saver. Great post as well. I love your pictures of your birds.

would like to hear your thoughts..