The new Cooper’s Hawk siblings recently explored our front yard:
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
When you see something, pounce on it:
New Coopers Hawks – pouncing
Practice makes perfect:
New Coopers Hawks – tall pounce
Eventually, you’ll catch something in those mighty talons:
New Coopers Hawks – capturing something
Which looks like the wily and elusive snail:
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
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!