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The squirrels of Beacon Hill have reason to be skittish
By adamg on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 9:30am
Steven C. Schmitt reports this raptor was surveying the Beacon Hill scene yesterday from atop one of those street light/cell phone poles.
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Not a falcon
Red-tailed Hawk. They nested this year on a Beacon Hill fire escape next to the state house.
What about the rats?
There are plenty, I hope he/she finds them tasty!
I just hope none of the rats
I just hope none of the rats are poisoned.
Rat poison is awful stuff. I hate that it's so widespread around here.
Hangs out at the Boston Athenaeum
Are those hawks tiny as they look?
I had a big hawk fly by my stoop followed by 3 cawing Crows.
Why do crowshate hawks?
What do they know that we don't?!
(What they know is that hawks eat crows, including baby crows.)
Guess they're not too proud
To eat crow...
Crows gonna crow
There's an Old English term for that - 'mobbing'. And yeah, a mob of crows gets together and drives off a hawk that way.
But sometimes, crows do it just for the fun of it, and to remind hawks that's there's strength in numbers.