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This is SUCH a great day! A Cooper’s Hawk came to my yard today – my daughter saw him from the window and being the super daughter that she is – she called me downstairs as fast as she could so I could see him. I was able to observe the activity from a partially blinded area on my deck. The house sparrows were making a racket and hiding deep in the bushes as he was watching for them.
Eventually this beautiful raptor jumped to the ground to attempt to get a meal from under the bushes where the sparrows were hiding and chattering.
He wasn’t able to catch a sparrow from the bushes so he jumped back up on the fence and then he saw me as I took the risk of approaching closer… I LOVE this shot!
I got one more portrait of this beautiful creature before he flew away. Although I was glad he didn’t get a meal in front of me (I know its nature, but I don’t need to see it), I felt a bit sorry for him too.
What a GREAT day to be an urban backyard birder!