Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

 This Cooper's Hawk was enjoying the last of its prey. I happened to see to this hawk catch a squirrel in my yard yesterday. I'm not sure if the hawk caught another squirrel today, or if it's eating leftovers from yesterday.

 A Cooper's Hawk typically feeds on small rodents/animals and other birds.

 A Cooper's Hawk is very similar in appearance to a Sharp-shinned Hawk. Some distinguishing characteristics include the Cooper's Hawk larger size, longer, more rounded tail, and larger head. A Sharp-shinned Hawk eats almost exclusively small birds where a Cooper's Hawk's diet can include small animals.


  1. Marvelous images even without that wonderful bonus of the raptor with prey. Great stuff, thanks for sharing.

  2. Lovely portraits Tammy, I do love birds of prey :-)

  3. Hi Tammy

    Excellent blog. I love the fierce stare of the Coopers.

  4. nice shots, to bad they have to eat our birds and squirrels . I have alot of rats my hawk isnt eating. I feed the rats too I guess with my bird feeders. I run a full service feeding station. Lol


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