I’ve Been Patiently Waiting For A Someone To Fly By!

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 400.

Cooper’s Hawk

What did the hamburger name his daughter?


Interesting Fact: Cooper’s Hawks show the classic accipiter flight style: a few stiff wingbeats followed by short glides. But in pursuit of prey their flight becomes powerful, quick, and very agile, allowing the bird to thread its way through tree branches at top speed. Courting birds display by flying with slow wingbeats, then gliding with wings held in a V. Males make a bowing display to females after pairing and before beginning to build the nest. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Coopers_Hawk/lifehistory )


  1. I’ve seen several Cooper’s Hawks working the bluffs along the Pacific Ocean here, south of Los Angeles, over the years. Distinctively different, somehow, from the far more common Redtailed Hawks. One once generously rested on the telephone pole in my back yard long enough to let me get a photograph of him, but I didn’t come close to equaling your excellent shot. The difference between an amateur and a pro, as if I needed a reminder. Carry on.

    • Thank you very much, I really appreciate you stopping by and sharing your story with us. Thank you again and Happy Blogging! 🙂

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