A fun encounter yesterday afternoon. I was pulling my truck in the garage to change the oil on it (yes, I do it myself – haha) and I saw a relatively big bird fly onto my neighbor’s fence. Realizing what it was, I ran in and grabbed my camera, and managed a few shots of it.
This ferocious one was camped out next to my neighbor’s bird house and as Cooper’s love nothing more than a songbird for dinner, I am sure it was hoping for a meal. Unfortunately, a passing car scared it off without any real action to be seen.
These particular Cooper’s hawks have been in our neighborhood for a few years but I have only gotten pics of them a few times. Cooper’s have adapted very well to life in suburbia and are relatively common but not commonly seen as they prefer to hide themselves well within trees, waiting on their unsuspecting prey.