Exciting Monday; Cooper’s Hawk

It’s chilly here today, low 40s F, windy; teeny tiny raindrops decorate the kitchen window.

My daughter texted a photo of birds in her tree, so I looked out the window to see what was in my backyard–a couple squirrels and few assorted sparrows. And then–THIS! 

Cooper’s Hawk knows how to clear a room.
It knew the sparrows took cover in the shrub.
“I know you’re in there.”
Which way did they go?

The hawk dove into the shrub and flushed a sparrow, then took off after it. It returned rather quickly, so the sparrow must have gotten away.