Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter cooperii

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperiiFrom time to time, especially during winter when the migratory hawks are here, I see a Cooper's hawk soaring over. Frequently with crows trying to persuade them to move on. This young one is posing close to the nest where he hatched, in a park .

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperiiThis femaleCooper's hawk posed nicely for me.  But I didn't manage to get her in flight. She is probably the mother of the young one above.

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperiiThis is their nest in a eucalyptus tree, in a park.

Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperiiThis Cooper's hawk is right below my window, in the shade of my tangelo tree. It is dining on the wood rat that had been eating my tangelos.

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