Cooper's Hawk

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  1. wls3

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    Had a visitor to my Wildlife Sanctuary (backyard) yesterday.
    Have seen him several times now and finally got a photo.
    I wondered why all the other birds had left the feeders.

    Bill

    Cooper's Hawk (juvenille)

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    Cool shot Bill :thumbup:

    You mentioned the birds all leaving...
    About 2 weeks ago, I went through McD's on my way to work. Every morning there are about 30 pigeons and 5 or 6 ravens out behind their dumpster in the desert. Well, while I'm waiting in the drive-thru, I notice that the pigeons won't land? They circle go towards the ground and fly back up, circle, and repeat.
    I knew something was up, thought maybe there was a snake out there? This goes on for about 2 minutes. As I'm pulling away from the speaker, I barely catch a glimpse of something. There's this massive red-tail hawk sitting right next to the dumpster...and he's got a pigeon under one foot :D I tried to hurry and grab my camera, but he flew off. With the pigeon! It was very cool to see.
     
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    great capture! I'm very eager to get my first good hawk pic, we've got a few red tails flying around every now and then.
     
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    Great shot of the Coopers Bill, nice to see the sun again finally!!!
     
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    Great shot Bill, I have yet to get a decent Hawk photo. One of the more challenging birds to shoot. I'm starting to loose it and can't wait for airshow season to kick in again. I need some wood, fabric and metal birds to shoot preferably RR Merlin powered. Can't wait to see you guys at Geneseo.

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