January 06, 2016

Cooper's hawk and lunch.

We noticed a sudden flurry at the niger feeder and looked out to see a cooper's hawk grabbing one of the goldfinches.

Everyone has to eat.

Taken through the Wonderful Wildlife Window.

Accipiter cooperii

Dashing through vegetation to catch birds is a dangerous lifestyle. In a study of more than 300 Cooper’s Hawk skeletons, 23 percent showed old, healed-over fractures in the bones of the chest, especially of the furcula, or wishbone.

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