Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cooper's Hawk





21 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Awesome!

Magpie said...

Wow! I love the photos, but thank you so much for the video. It was just like being there. Beautiful!

angryparsnip said...

Beautiful ! ! !
Thank you for the wonderful video.

A Coopers Hawk now lives near my home, he loves to sit in one of my trees, I am up high on a hill.
All I see is a flash of wing zoom by while he swoops down and catches his dinner. Since my neighbor has lots of Pack Rats around their land I am very happy he has come to visit.

cheers, parsnip

Martha Z said...

Great capture of the call, I heard a similar call yesterday but didn't get a good enough look at the bird to know if it was a sharp shinned or cooper's hawk.

betchai said...

i should remind myself to see the video later at home, here at school I could not access it :( saw lots of birds in our hike Sunday too, they are always exciting to see.

Thérèse said...

How beautiful with the sound and the setting!

Regina said...

Beautiful captures!

Have a great day.

Naturedigital said...

Great fellow.
Costas

Clytie said...

I know we have Cooper's hawks in the area, and their call seems familiar ... but mostly we have red-tail hawks, and they sound much different.

cieldequimper said...

Ah the video is great!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful picture of the hawk, Diane... We have some hawks around here --but I've only seen ONE near my backyard.. Hopefully, they'll stay away from my little backyard birds.
Hugs,
Betsy

Loree said...

I have never heard or seen anything like that. Birds like that are scarce around here.

Amin said...

Wonderful bird!

~✿~Icy BC said...

That's a great capture, Diane! We seem to have some hawks around here, too, but I'm not sure if they are copper hawks.

tracy said...

What great photos - and video - Diane! They are so beautiful. Once when my husband and I went out for our morning walk one had been eating its breakfast in our front yard and was circling overhead. I didn't have my camera though. They are amazing to watch.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the sound! Good to know the noise from such bird. Happy bird watching Diane.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

beautiful shots, and the video was sweet!

xx

DoanLegacy said...

I like your video, and it's great to see the hawk!

Rohrerbot said...

There is a pair of Cooper's Hawks nesting at the Tucson Botanical Gardens in a Euc near the Butterfly Pavilion. The female has a white chest and it's very unusual. Cool birds and great shots!

Rohrerbot said...

PS. You got all the cats attention during the video. I am laughing right now playing it over and over again. All 5 jumped on the table...and it's quite the moment.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Quite the chatterbox! =)