Posts Tagged ‘Cooper’s Hawk’

Sharp-shinned or Cooper’s Hawk

This winter I have had a number of opportunities to photograph hawks as they check out our bird feeders for a snack of the “winged” kind.  I have found it a real challenge to tell the difference between the Sharp-shinned Hawk and Cooper’s Hawk.  They are so similar!  The field guide indicates that the Sharp-shinned […]

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Birding with pictures!

This Christmas I was blessed to receive a new camera.  No more iPhone pictures!!  Birding with a good camera allows me to identify birds easily.  A good photo allows time to study their characteristics or the ability to magnify for easier identification.  The photos attached are taken with my new Canon Powershot and are the […]

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Warning: Winter bird feeder intruder

Spotted a large bird in the tree at the north end of our yard.  Using my binoculars I was able to identify it as an adult Cooper’s Hawk.  It sat in the tree, quite majestically, looking around.  The Cooper’s Hawk frequents the feeders in the winter, not for the seed that they contain, but for […]

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Cooper’s Hawk on the hunt

Today as I was working from home the flash of a large bird caught my eye.  I looked up, but, didn’t see anything at first.  I looked around at my other feeders and bird bath and there wasn’t another bird in sight.  Then I saw it!   It was a immature Cooper’s Hawk on the […]

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Death by Glass

A peaceful breakfast on a beautiful cool, sunny morning was interrupted by the sudden flush of birds and the sound of impact as one of them flew into our window.  That type of disturbing interruption can only mean one thing – a hawk.  I looked out and saw a Mourning Dove laying helplessly on our […]

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