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Cooper's Hawk | by Nikographer [Jon]
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Cooper's Hawk

Pre-release at a banding demo at Cape May NJ. Since they started the banding project ~40 years ago, they've banded over 130,000 birds. Weekends in the Fall they do a brief demo and show off some freshly banded birds, and then release them. If I remember correctly, Cooper's hawks can raise up their feathers on their head like above, but Sharp-shined Hawks cannot.

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Taken on October 1, 2011