Cooper’s Hawk on the Hunt

A scene from a songbird’s nightmare – a hatch-year male Cooper’s Hawk set on finding its next meal.

7 responses

  1. Allan Ridley

    What a launch! Helps one understand why birds have those powerful thigh muscles.

    December 6, 2011 at 3:59 pm

  2. Good God, that is a nightmare in itself, such alignment.. c

    December 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

  3. Carin Lyons

    I so love your photos. The light on this is lovely, highlights the action of leaving the perch yet still gives great detail on the front side of the bird. There’s so much intense energy captured too, wow.

    December 6, 2011 at 6:38 pm

  4. What an incredible moment to capture. Tremendous!

    December 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm

  5. Kim Williams

    Wow – I have never seen that moment captured, let alone so beautifully!

    On another note, I sent you a message on fb about using one of your images in a fundraising letter that Save Panoche Valley and Santa Clara Audubon Society is constructing to help with the appeal in the case to stop the industrial development of Panoche Valley, (re: Solargen). Please feel free to email me at this email address or call me at 831.628.3693 as you’re able.

    Thanks so much, and thank you for sharing this stunning shot!

    December 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm

  6. Sandy Slichter

    Whatever that camera is, the manufacturers should be using your photos to advertise their product!

    December 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

  7. Many thanks to all of you for your comments. I saw this guy on my way to work and was late to meetings two mornings in a row. I couldn’t help but spend time with a Coop out in the open in great light. He was a really cooperative bird.

    December 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

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