This is a TDB Fast Breaking News Flash. I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel live and on location in my back yard.
Loyal readers may remember me talking about our resident Cooper's Hawk, Mr. C. B. Cooper who's been living somewhere in our neighborhood for the past several years. This morning I found clumps of feathers scattered all over one section of the yard.
Naturally I did a careful investigation of the evidence.
|Sniff sniff sniff sniff …
|Sniff sniff sniff …
|No, I am NOT eating the birdie feathers!
After painstakingly examining all the feathery evidence, I can say the victim was a mourning dove, but hopefully not one of Debbie Dove's close relatives. I can also say without doubt that the perpetrator was Mr. C. B. Cooper. He must get up pretty early in the morning because we never actually see him make the kill or pluck the feathers before carrying off his victim. Most likely, he has a family of his own to feed at this time of the summer. We find this kind of evidence every so often through out the spring and summer months. Here's a link to a previous find from July of last year:
That's it for this report. If we happen to see Mr. C. B. Cooper, we'll try to get an interview. However, he tends to do a good job of hiding. I will say, I wish he'd catch some of those crummy squirrels or chipmunks instead of the nice birdies!