Wild Bird Wednesday #105–Cooper’s Hawk

One of our juvenile Grackles lay lifeless under a shrub. We’ve had a cat visiting occasionally, and haven’t seen any hawks, until…

…this one showed up today.

I caught a glimpse of a large bird floating across the yard from the oak to the fence and grabbed the camera. I snapped the first two shots through the screen door (sorry for the photo quality). The Cooper’s Hawk lifted its massive wings, flapped a couple of times, and alighted in the oak.

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