Cooper's Hawk Staring at Me

 
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Coopers Hawk staring down at me from the wires overhead, outfront of our place today.

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Guest - Jan 27, 2007 06:12 PM EDT
thanks Fella. I did check one book, but have others to look at (when I unearth them lol)- one stated a difference in the end of tail shape, but I have to re check.
Guest - Jan 27, 2007 03:49 PM EDT
look around in the books not sure at all ever try flickr might be able to tell there under id please group..fella
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 05:33 PM EDT
Don, was also hoping someone could identify the hawk for me, will have to get the bird book out. Maybe a Coopers, or sharp shinned, or sparrow hawk (not sure if that's the same as Cooper's?)
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 05:30 PM EDT
thankyou all, Carol, Alex, Don and Shreekant. Was also pleased with the "fan tail" that he displayed as he sat there. Kept thinking he was about to take off, so kept altering the length of the lens in order to "get him all in" as he left, but he didn't go, so had to keep changing it lol. And then didn't even see him go :) A young woman walked past with a baby stroller, and he left then.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 03:59 PM EDT
Another great capture of the hawk. Love those cross-eyes! lol. I'd be interested in knowing what type he is? He doesn't look quite like any we have here. Don
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 03:07 PM EDT
WOW!! what a great fan he has.It looks like he is lookin for the "Cannon"ball when you fire,great shot.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 10:02 AM EDT
Beautiful photo,I like how his tail feathers look like a fan. Carol
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 09:45 AM EDT
The predator look is very much there! Great shot.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 04:08 AM EDT
LOL, Cindy, about the cross eyed part, that's true, he does look crossed eyed. - well, I was just below him, in between our place and the next door neighbour's. It's the telephoto lens that lets me get that close. Had hoped to capture him as he took off, but missed that, went indoors to get a new memory card, he was still there when I ret'd, but took off before I knew it. Didn't see him go. Silent flight, like the owls.
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 03:48 AM EDT
It amazes me how you can get such great close-ups on your bird photos, this one looks like you were that close, he has gone cross-eyed looking at you! I do love this photo tho. Very nice!
Guest - Jan 26, 2007 01:28 AM EDT
thankyou Karen, yes I think he was hungry as he hung around here for quite awhile and had been out the back earlier.
Guest - Jan 25, 2007 11:59 PM EDT
Wow, he looks hungry! Lovely capture of those tail feathers.

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