New Coopers Hawk: Drying Time

Hawks lack waterproofing, which means devoting the morning after a torrential downpour to drying out:

New Coopers Hawk - drying
New Coopers Hawk – drying

The dark bar across its back comes from an overhead  utility line.

The male sparrow of the pair nesting in that box wasn’t pleased about the situation:

Coopers Hawk and Sparrow
Coopers Hawk and Sparrow

Not much he could do about it, though …