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Cooper's hawk hunting on ground
>An adult Cooper's hawk came crashing out of the privet/honeysuckle tangle,
>on foot, to jump up and land on the closeline pole. It apparently was
>walking around inside the brush looking for a white-throated sparrow it
>chased into the tangled mass (a sparrow stormed out of the opposite side).
>If they can't catch you on the wing, they'll walk you down.
>Anyone else observe this behavior or like behavior in other hawks.
>Swainson's Hawk in a dry Texas resaca, walking behind a grass cutting
>tractor, picking off grasshoppers, might be an example?
I've seen a Cooper's walk on the ground across a bit of lawn and
under a bush, then jump/fly up through it, trying to get at a
mockingbird perched on top. It had an impressive strutting walk, and
seemed very at home on the ground. This was on the south side of