Male Cooper's Hawk with 3 chicks

Male Cooper's Hawk preparing to brood three of his day-old chicks. Two eggs are still in the nest and are about to hatch.

  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology 4y


    This photo was selected for a August 2011 "Best of Birdshare" gallery of nestlings and fledglings at All About Birds, a free online bird resource from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thank you for Birdsharing, and for helping people learn about birds.
  • sallyrumman 4y

    Amazing photo, I so enjoy artist Tom Muir's view of the world !!!!
  • lilcanopop 4y

    That is awesome!!
  • Gayle Alstrom 2y

    So beautiful.
  • ajb's photography 2y

    great find and capture
  • venwu225 2y

    these images are insane, may I ask if they nest at this location every year?

    great shots!
  • Tom Muir 2y

    They nest in the general vicinity, approximately 50 - 100 yards from previous years. This nest site has been used at least twice: 2009 and 2011. I haven't found their nest this year, but I haven't looked very hard.
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Taken on May 26, 2011
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