The Travels of Tug 44


Cooper's Hawk






The Cooper's Hawk is relatively rare around here, I first spotted this, my first one in January 2017. He's about the size of a crow. This one is immature and will keep these colors until he reaches breeding age at 2 .. then his chest will turn light orange with white marks.   high-res



Cooper's Hawks eat mostly small birds which they catch on the wing and they will chase them right into heavy brush. Their wings are somewhat short and the tail is extra long, making Cooper's Hawks very maneuverable when flying thru trees.   high-res



In this view you see his back which looks like a typical hawk. He's now facing away from the wind so his feathers are getting blown around. The Cooper's Hawk, a beautiful bird.   high-res



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