Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cooper's Hawk, # 37/50

This Cooper's Hawk stood ready at the entrance to Green Cay Wetlands, greeting the visitors one early Saturday morning~

I was able to photograph him from the back, side and front.~

Interesting Facts:
Among the bird world’s most skillful fliers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawks make for famously tricky identifications. Both species are sometimes unwanted guests at bird feeders, looking for an easy meal (but not one of sunflower seeds).


  1. Stunning Shots Rachelle! Gosh I love the Raptors!

  2. Gorgeous, Rachelle! I love raptors and your photos are fantastic! Well done!

  3. Hi rachelle!
    Absolutely stunning serie of the Cooper Hawk.
    Greetings from sweden

  4. Beautiful shots, I love the look of surprise on his face in the 4th photo!

  5. Beautiful photos! Cooper's Hawks are so beautiful. This one looks like its pretty young. I have one that visits my back yard from time to time.

  6. Hola Rachelle muy buena etas secuencias fotograficas con mucha nitidez de este Halcon.Un abrazo

  7. Beautiful shots of the majestic bird!


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