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Cooper's Hawk (juvenile, eating)

Accipiter cooperii

Habitat:

Suburban neighborhood with several mature trees. Our backyard is kept more natural acting as a habitat for the neighborhood wildlife. The large number of small/song birds living here attracted the three young Cooper's Hawks. Their eyes have not turned red yet.

Notes:

The other two flew off as I got close to the walnut tree, but all three are getting more comfortable with our presence. This one refused to fly off and stayed eating. More spottings of the same birds: (July 28) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/344... and (July 10) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/340...

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2 Comments

Raeven
Raeven 7 years ago

Thanks :) and thankfully they are much neater eaters than they were when they first arrived! There wasn't a hint of the meal left behind on the ground under the walnut tree.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

Great series and moment!

Raeven
Spotted by
Raeven

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013

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