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Hawks at the Feeder

1 month ago   |   By Ornithology

Years ago, some well-meaning bird lover passed away and left a pretty decent bundle of money to our local Audubon Society, but she stipulated that the funds are only to be used to benefit songbirds, not hawks. Now I'm not quite sure how one does that. If you improve the habitat for songbirds, you inadvertently do it for hawks as well. I'm not sure how you can separate the groups without caging them.
I've had Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks frequent my bird feeder often over the years. Can't blame them of course, as they eat birds and small mammals, sharing them by size. Cooper's will eat...
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