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Backyard Cooper's Hawk | by Patricia Ware
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Backyard Cooper's Hawk

I enjoy sitting in the hot tub watching the Finches at the feeder and apparently this Cooper's Hawk does too. When I returned from a morning of unsuccessful birding at the local park, to my surprise, I found a Cooper's Hawk sitting on top of the hot tub. We both stared at each other and as I tried to get a shot, he flew up to the tree (see photo below). He stuck around for a few more shots and then flew off.

 

No crop. I limited the size and resolution because recently someone has been stealing my shots.

 

Cooper's Hawk

Accipiter cooperi

 

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Taken on September 22, 2012