The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Stephen has developed a new habit: he likes to honk. Every three to five minutes he will produce this sound once and go about his business until the next one must be shared with the world. He has not deigned to explain this behavior. Perhaps he is trying to...
Avian Etiquette

Avian Etiquette

Dear Not Miss Manners, It was my understanding that at the end of November, humans have a celebration called “Thanksgiving” which involves a big feast that includes a bird as the centerpiece of the meal. As a Cooper’s Hawk, that sounds like my kind...
She’s Baaaack!

She’s Baaaack!

Last fall, Stephen Crowbert defended his territory from a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk who thought thought she¬†would sample some African Pied Crow but was stymied by the enclosure. (Coops mainly eat other birds which is why if you have a bird feeder you probably also...
‘Tis the Scruffy Season

‘Tis the Scruffy Season

Gwendolen Wilde and Stephen Crowbert are in disarray, as they head into the height of the molting season. I went into the enclosure this morning to 1) clean up; 2) change the water; and 3) take some photos. Stephen can barely tolerate one of these behaviors, all three...