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Yesterday afternoon I spotted what is likely an immature Cooper’s Hawk.  I think this bird has been around the neighborhood for a few months now.  We had a tremendous thunderstorm earlier in the morning so there is now a bit of water in the basin across the street from my home.  This bird was first seen on the lawn at the side of the basin and then in a low tree at the far end of that same basin.  After a brief minute, the hawk flew away.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see a slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "The Neighborhood Hawk Returns!" (8)

  1. Wow, these are awesome shots of the Hawk! Well done! Have a happy Wednesday!

    • Hi Eileen, Many thanks! I was quite happy that I could get fairly close to the bird. I think it was not particularly hungry. It may have just been hanging out. There had been Ibises around so maybe the bird was aroused to check those big birds out. Who knows? Have a fabulous day!

  2. Nice shots of him! He’s pretty, but probably not too popular with the song birds!

    • Hi Montucky, No, I think you are absolutely right. The Crows are on duty pretty often to keep the hawks away but occasionally the hawks sneak by. Have a wonderful Thursday!

  3. great photos of this watcher!

  4. Great pic. We have re-introduced red kites here in the NE of England. They are mainly scavengers and popular with the locals. (Link on my blog)

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