Red and Cooper

mar 31

Early morning, I saw Mama flying then landing on the BB&T.  I guess Papa’s at the nest.

cooper (1 of 15)

At around lunch time, I searched the skies for our Red-tail friends and thought I saw both of them in the air.  But to my surprise, it wasn’t even a Red-tail

It was a Cooper’s hawk.

cooper (3 of 15)

As it made a turn, it had its talons outstretched as if looking for prey.

cooper (4 of 15) cooper (5 of 15)

This was a juvenile Cooper (close to becoming an adult)

cooper (8 of 15)

But another hawk closed in at high speed.  Ah.  Must be a pair of Cooper’s flying together.  But it wasn’t…

The other fella was an adult Cooper and it wasn’t happy about the intrusion.

cooper (9 of 15) cooper (10 of 15) cooper (11 of 15)

The adult Cooper chased the juvenile away

cooper (13 of 15) cooper (14 of 15)

With the intruder out of the way, the adult Cooper headed back.

cooper (15 of 15)Not Red-tails, but still some good in-air action.

Ciao

JP

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