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Crows Versus Hawk

A Red-tailed Hawk unwisely decided to invade the territory of the small flock of Common Crows here.  The Common Crows were loudly “Caw-caw-caw-ing” for all they were worth yesterday when I stepped outside into the yard.  I noticed that the commotion was happening in the cow pasture across the pond.  There were about five crows.  I then saw the Red-tailed Hawk soaring way up in the skies above the large pasture and over through the woods towards the nearby lake.

The crows really gave the hawk a hard time with much noise and swooping attacks.  They ganged up on the hawk but did so in single and duo attacks.  Crows are quite territorial and will defend against most other birds.  I took the pictures here in the yard on Sept. 9, 2012.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "Crows Versus Hawk" (6)

  1. they really are relentless in their picking. very organized, too.

  2. What an awesome series and sight to see. The crows do seem to win and the hawk alwats leaves. I really enjoyed your photos.

  3. Nice aerial action!

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