October 22, 2007 – Adolescent Cooper’s Hawk?

Today Martin and I ran across an adolescent hawk near the old machine shed. Â She let us approach very close and I thought it might be injured, but eventually we saw it flying around.  Immature birds are hard to identify, but we think it is a Cooper’s hawk.

I think she was interested in the chickens, but was smaller than they are! But then again, she has what looks like it could be blood above and below her left eye, so maybe she did have a meal courtesy of high hopes gardens! Maybe that’s why she was reluctant to leave as well. I’m not sure you can see it in this shrunken picture, but in the original photo, one of the talons is easy to spot.

one year ago…