Looking Down at You


This is my mom’s nemesis bird – the hawk that disturbs her little birdies at their feeders! He flew up on top of this phone pole the last time I was there. I grabbed the Beast and hand-held a few shots before he flew off. We knew he was either a Cooper’s Hawk or a Sharp-Shinned Hawk, but the two are really similar. There’s a pretty good comparison at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Based on that, I’d say this is a juvenile Cooper’s, due to the finer streaks on the belly.