January 03, 2016

Cooper's Hawk.

Through the Wonderful Wildlife Window and a snow flurry.
The Cooper's was hanging around the feeders waiting for lunch.
Other than the lake, which small birds seem to avoid we are one of two water sources in the park that is good for birds.

Accipiter cooperii

A Cooper's Hawk captures a bird with its feet and kills it by repeated squeezing. Falcons tend to kill their prey by biting it, but Cooper’s Hawks hold their catch away from the body until it dies. They’ve even been known to drown their prey, holding a bird underwater until it stopped moving.

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