Cooper's Hawk

1/640s at f11.0, ISO:4000, Canon EOS-1D X, EF800mm+1.4x III converter


Cooper’s Hawk, a medium-sized hawk of the woodlands. It hunts by stealth, approaching its prey through dense cover and then pouncing with a rapid, powerful flight. Of the three bird-eating Accipiter hawks, Cooper's is the mid-sized species and the most widespread as a nesting bird south of Canada. It feeds mainly on medium-sized birds, in the size range of robins, jays, flickers. It also eats many small mammals, such as chipmunks, tree squirrels, ground squirrels, mice, bats. Sometimes eats reptiles, insects.
Fulton Ranch
 
02/13/2018