New Hawks: Front Yard Adventures

The new Cooper’s Hawk siblings recently explored our front yard:

New Coopers Hawks - siblings
New Coopers Hawks – siblings

When they’re bigger, they’ll perch in treetops, but a new hawk’s got to know its limitations:

New Coopers Hawks - master of the stump
New Coopers Hawks – master of the stump

When you see something, pounce on it:

New Coopers Hawks - pouncing
New Coopers Hawks – pouncing

Practice makes perfect:

New Coopers Hawks - tall pounce
New Coopers Hawks – tall pounce

Eventually, you’ll catch something in those mighty talons:

New Coopers Hawks - capturing something
New Coopers Hawks – capturing something

Which looks like the wily and elusive snail:

New Coopers Hawks - practice prey
New Coopers Hawks – practice prey

Everybody wants to stand on the bird box, but a majestic takeoff requires more practice than you might think:

New Coopers Hawks - bird box takeoff whoops
New Coopers Hawks – bird box takeoff whoops

They’re now capturing their own food and don’t share their prizes.

They’re welcome to all the chipmunks / moles / voles / groundhogs / deer / whatever they can take!