Coopers Hawk

Coopers Hawk atop pine tree

Coopers Hawk atop pine tree

This looks like a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk, perched high atop that tree. It seems the pair we spotted last year had a successful hatching!

We always wish “our” hawks, whatever and wherever they may be, good hunting…

This came from the first set of real pictures using the repaired Sony DSC-H5 zoomed to 12× with the 1.7× tele conversion lens, cropped down a bit: plenty of artifacts to choose from.