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What's With all the Hawks?


Last updated 2/6/2019 at 2:55pm

Doug Harling

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

When I first started my backyard habitat, I hated to see the hawks come. I spend a great deal of money feeding the yard birds and I didn't like seeing some pesky hawk come in for a free meal. I've changed my feelings over the years. Now I love seeing them and they give me some great photo opportunities. All of the images from this week's column were taken in my backyard habitat. It's a good thing I've learned to like them because studies show that the yard hawks' numbers are increasing dramatically.

Studies are showing that the number of small hawks like the Cooper's and the Sharp-shinne...

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