juvenile coopers hawk in the grass The Saga
Rufous Hawk

Chapter 19

Posing for Photos

July 6, 2014

Once our visitors were gone, I took my camera and headed back out, still wanting good photos before the fledglings figure out they should not allow me to get too close. This little hawk rewarded me! I Can Fly!

I Can Fly! I Can Fly! I Can Fly!

July 6, 2014

OH... be still, my beating heart! They are going to pose for a group photo! No... wait! Get IN THERE, Billy the Kid! Flap flap flutter flutter. To the top of the tree goes Billy the Kid! Ah well, here is a photo of three of the four. I believe that is Ruthie on the left; she is a big girl. Then the smaller males, Sundance and Butch, are on the right. I have read that, in a typical Cooper's hawk nest, most of the chicks are male, with maybe one female in a brood. Three Hawklets

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