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  • December 12th, 2010 | 12:58 PM
Look who came to visit at my house!

Cooper's Hawk, originally uploaded by susanwrites.

Keep in mind, I live in a big, crowded Silicon Valley city. But one of the reasons we put in the native garden was to invite wildlife into our yards. We've been pretty sure there was a hawk hanging around the past few months because of the bird feathers we'd find every so often in the yard. Now we know it was likely this beautiful Cooper's Hawk. I didn't have my good camera and had to take it through the dirty window but he (she?) stuck around long enough for me to get a few pictures.

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December 12th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
Beautiful picture of a beautiful bird! Good catch :)
December 12th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, so VERY cool!
December 12th, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC)
December 12th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
He is majestic!
December 12th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Great shot, crappy camera through the window notwithstanding. : )
December 12th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, he is so beautiful...
December 13th, 2010 01:31 am (UTC)
December 13th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)
Cooper's hawks are quite bold and hang around backyard bird feeders. We have seen one take out a hapless mourning dove on two different occasions. Even watching, all we saw was a flurry of feathers. The dove never knew what hit him.
December 13th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
December 13th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
I love hawks. Great picture. Thanks!
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