hawk and crow restinghawk and crow restingThanks to Valerie Sylveste who sent me these photos. We finally have some proof of this phenomenon. She says:

I did a google search because I have been witnessing this phenomena in Linden MI for the last month or so. I throw scraps out daily for a family of crows so the same group visits regularly.

There is a small hawk that often joins them in the flying and swooping. Then they hang out in the tree together. I sometimes see them down the road hanging out on the ground together.

I have included the two pics I managed to get.

Maybe you can identify the hawk?

This looks to me like an immature Cooper’s Hawk. It would make sense that it is a juvenile, and that the crow is a juvenile too – it seems it would be more likely that they would play together. If anyone has a better ID, please let us know.


2 Responses to “Crows and Hawks playing: Photos!”

  1. Crows and Hawks playing | the nerge on November 11th, 2014 7:39 pm

    […] Hmm, November seems to be the magic month for updates. We now have photos! […]

  2. Liz on November 12th, 2014 6:00 pm

    It is the magic of the internet to find each other to share this info. Great photos.

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