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Cooper’s hawks in the ’hood in Clark County

Identifying bird species can be tricky, but handy apps help

By Scott Hewitt, Columbian staff writer
Published: August 15, 2023, 6:03am
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The constant sound of crying and screaming shattered the peace around my home a few weeks ago. The intense, ongoing racket was alarming, even shocking — until I started enjoying it. In the end, all that desperate wailing is what helped me make a positive identification.

Hawks have moved into the tall evergreens around me in Felida, and they sure aren’t shy about announcing it with weird, whistling cries that come in bursts throughout the day, morning through evening.

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