Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hunters...Fast and Furious

I didn't spot it at first.  However, noticing that the feeders were empty, I knew something was amiss.  Grabbing zoomer, I began scanning the trees.  Then I spotted it.


Waiting for the perfect opportunity, there it was.
A nice plump Cooper's Hawk.


Turn around ding-dong, I said to myself.  He didn't.  The fast and furious accipiter took off and headed deep into the woods.  It's been a regular around here lately and will be until (and IF) the eagles return full-time.

The next day, after the rain stopped, there he was....same area, same time of day.  Now sitting in the bare branches, he, once again, waited and remained vigilant.




  And this time, he was facing the house, making it easy for me to get a few shots.
Check out Cornell Lab of Ornithology-All About Birds-Coopers Hawk.  





just seeing, saying and sharing...

Hunters...Fast and Furious

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8 comments:

only slightly confused said...

A bird feeder is a hawks version of MacDonalds.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Interesting. We've had one coming in much closer the last few days.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all the birds even the hawks. Great sighting.
Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Susie said...

JP, I love seeing hawks, they are so beautiful. But I do not like for them to hang around here...they frighten our birds away. I love that you get good photos there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Ann said...

I find it fascinating that they can sit patiently for so long waiting and watching

Lea said...

I enjoy seeing hawks, but just not near my birdfeeders
Merry Christmas!

Stewart M said...

Always a good tip to look for hawks when the feeder get quiet. Nice find.

Hope you have a great Christmas - Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rambling Woods said...

Yes, they are very patient hunters.... Happy Holidays to you JP...hugs...Michelle

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