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Two of the three young Cooper's Hawks that moved into the area a few weeks ago. Their eyes will turn red as they become adults.The third sits on a branch in the next tree. I am not sure if the same two always sit near each other, but I have noticed that the three of them tend to configure themselves in such a way (a third separated from the two).
This spotting is in a suburban backyard. Our yard is a fairly large one (an acre) and is decidedly not manicured housing several mature trees, brush and bramble (and apparently a hidden-to-me water source judging from the toad and mosquito population) making the area rather wild-life friendly. These guys feast on the smaller birds and squirrels (one assumes other small animals, as well) which he had plenty of (note the past tense!)
Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Aug 1, 2013