Blasdell, New York

3835 McKinley Parkway
Blasdell, NY 14219
Just south of McKinley Mall

 (716) 823-7889

Open Today Until 6:00 pm

Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Marilyn O'Connell and Danielle Pecoraro Franchise Store Owners

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Feeding the birds and wildlife in your yard can sometimes bring unexpected visitors, including hawks.
Here are the two most common hawks to visit backyards, some tips to tell them apart and how to deter them.
Cooper's HawkCoopers Hawk
• Crow-sized, about 16½" (42 cm) from head to tail
• A little taller than a WBU Medium Seed Tube Feeder 14½" (37 cm)
• The tail reaches well below the wing tips while perched
• Three or four broad bands of dark gray on the tail
• Pursue small birds like a fighter pilot
Red-tail Hawk
• About 19” (48 cm) tall from head to tail
• About the height of a WBU Large Seed Tube 19" (48 cm)
• The tips of the wings just about reach the tip of the tail while perched
• Adults have a red tail, juveniles have a brownish tail with narrow bands
• Pursue rabbits, mice, and voles like a big bomber plane
Deterring Hawks
• Make sure your feeders and baths are located where there is ample natural protection. Nearby evergreen shrubs, bushes, trees or a brush pile will provide birds with an easy escape when they are threatened by a hawk or other predator.
• When hawks hunt in your backyard, take your feeders down for a few days if you want. The hawk should go elsewhere for food and will hopefully find a new location for hunting and not return. Your songbirds will leave while the feeders are down, but will return once you replace your feeders. Sharp-shinned Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawks look very similar to Cooper's Hawks, but are smaller, about Blue Jay size. There are subtle differences too hard to mention here. If you have pictures of either, we can help you to know which you have. Just show us. We love to look!Red-tail Hawk

Cooper's HawkPictured on the left is a Cooper's Hawk. A Sharp-shinned Hawk is on the right.

Coopers Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk


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