Eric writes: A couple days ago a Cooper's Hawk swooped through our bird feeding station and caught a European Starling. Upon closer inspection there were actually two European Starlings; one was in the talons of the Cooper's and the other was holding onto the foot of the other starling. The only conclusion I could come to, was the one starling was trying to help the other escape the grasp of the Cooper's. After about a minute the Cooper's flew off with the one starling and the other starling flew off in the other direction. Have you ever seen or heard about this kind of behavior?
|Sharp-shinned Hawk-this sharpie was photographed a few weeks ago; |
not the same bird as mentioned above.