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Old 05-17-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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A bit of interest in the skies this AM.

A crow was harassing a hawk in the air when an identical looking hawk appeared from the distance and high up. He dive bombed the crow and missed the mark by no more that 2 inches. He fell past the crow then climbed and took another attempt. The crow was fleeing for his life as fast as he could beat wings.

It was fun to see a little of what goes around come around.

No one was hurt in this encounter, but I always wonder why the hawks don't pair up like this to stop crows from harassing them.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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No one was hurt in this encounter, but I always wonder why the hawks don't pair up like this to stop crows from harassing them.
Probably because (for good reason) a hawk generally regards regard other hawks other than its mate as competition for resources, not as potential allies. And at this time of the year a mated pair is doing shift work at the nest, so they really can't fly around together.

But I bet in this case the hawk you saw was glad for the help!
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:16 AM
 
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I always thought crows chased hawks because the hawks raided or attempted to raid crow nests. No?
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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I always thought crows chased hawks because the hawks raided or attempted to raid crow nests. No?
Yes...... but I've always thought that they also just have a natural dislike for them whenever they may show up and crows happen to be around.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:30 AM
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I see the same crows that mob the hawks getting mobbed themselves by smaller birds later in the day.
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Old 05-22-2017, 09:15 AM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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I've seen cooperation between species when harassing a hawk. A couple of bluejays spotted a hawk resting in a tree and began screaming and hollering. Within a couple of minutes, they were joined by other jays and a couple of crows. When the reinforcements arrived, they all began to mob the hawk and chased it to heck's half-acre.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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A bit of interest in the skies this AM.

A crow was harassing a hawk in the air when an identical looking hawk appeared from the distance and high up. He dive bombed the crow and missed the mark by no more that 2 inches. He fell past the crow then climbed and took another attempt. The crow was fleeing for his life as fast as he could beat wings.

It was fun to see a little of what goes around come around.

No one was hurt in this encounter, but I always wonder why the hawks don't pair up like this to stop crows from harassing them.

I saw this exact same thing happen with a pair of prairie falcons. The harassers were desert ravens, not crows. Down low, raptors can't stay with ravens or crows. There were two on one falcon and the other falcon came in off BARCAP in a full dive. Somebody got hurt. Feathers exploded and the busted raven got rode all the way to the ground. The other turned on the afterburners an beat feet.


It was BEEEEAUTIFUL!!
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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Hawks vs crows all day long in our backyard. The crows are nesting in a big pine tree, and the hawks are in their usual nest in a big old eucalyptus, and they are screaming at each other from dawn 'til dusk. On occasion they will dive bomb each other. They're driving our dogs nuts!
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I saw this exact same thing happen with a pair of prairie falcons. The harassers were desert ravens, not crows. Down low, raptors can't stay with ravens or crows. There were two on one falcon and the other falcon came in off BARCAP in a full dive. Somebody got hurt. Feathers exploded and the busted raven got rode all the way to the ground. The other turned on the afterburners an beat feet.


It was BEEEEAUTIFUL!!
Stupid birds. It's a no fly zone when falcons are in the air. All flights are grounded around here when a falcon is fluttering overhead. All fighters scramble to attack if it's a red tailed hawk but falcons are no bueno.
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