Cooper’s Hawk

Today was a great day for bird watching out along the dikes while on my morning walk.  I arrived a bit later than usual and ended up heading in a different direction to avoid following another walker with dogs that had arrived just before me (Spencer would not have been pleased with that scenario).  The change in scenery worked out well though, as I saw heron, an eagle, a northern flicker and I was lucky enough to see a cooper’s hawk for the first time in many months.  I managed a few shots while it hunted along the grassy edge of the river.

 

A cooper's hawk flies along the Pitt River looking for prey. 1/500sec, f8.0, ISO200

A cooper’s hawk flies along the Pitt River looking for prey.
1/500sec, f8.0, ISO200

Coopers Hawk-3 Coopers Hawk-2

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