…The talons went in through the helmet.” Or so says cyclist Charlie Newhouse, one of many victims of a Swainson’s Hawk that is vigorously defending its nest in eastern Oregon. The hawk and its behavior is the subject of an article in the East Oregonian.
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Good link Corey. I always thought of them as a mellow hawk…guess I havent been close to a nest yet.
Thanks! I’ve only ever seen a single vagrant juvenile so I have no idea if this behavior is typical or not. Sounds more like how I would expect a goshawk to act.