A few weeks ago as I worked in my office, I stretched and took a look out the office window into the back yard. Here’s what I saw:
That’s a young Cooper’s Hawk, and, judging from the enormous size, it’s a female. (Males are smaller.)
Just as I switched to video mode, she took off:
I stepped across to the window on the other side of the room to see where she had headed, and was startled to come almost face to face with her:
She perched there for about five minutes, preening and watching everything around her pretty closely … well, watching like a hawk. Naturally.
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