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Cooper's Hawks (juvenile)

Accipiter cooperii

Description:

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).

Habitat:

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!)

Notes:

More spottings of the same birds: (July 25) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/347... and (July 10) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/340...

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1 Comment

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Goofy babies!! Nice capture, Raeven!!

Raeven
Spotted by
Raeven

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jul 28, 2013
Submitted on Aug 1, 2013

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