Posts Tagged ‘Coopers Hawk’

Talon’ted

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | 1 Comment
Check out these Talons!  the anisodactyl (3 front toes 1 back toe) feet of the Accipitrids are built mean and lean.

Coopers Hawk up close ‘n personal

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
The orange eye tells me this is a mature Coopers Hawk. Juvenile’s have a Yellow Iris as well as other differences. i find it can be difficult to distinguish the Sharp-shinned ...

Coopers Hawk Caught Red Taloned

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
i gotta tell ya this was a trip photographing these scenes.  There is a pane of glass between the camera lens and the Guest who pursued, caught, killed and Act ...

Coopers Hawk caught in the act

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
this is a good view of her – long barred (rounded) tail, finishing off a tasty feathered morsel.

Coopers Hawk/”chicken hawk”/ Top of the Food Chain

March 5th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Blood on the Talons – an ecological wonder works itself out – the “food chain” is a remarkable feature in nature. Here, out my bathroom window, shrouded in patio/garden/ green shading ...

Coopers Hawk a real ‘top gun’

March 4th, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
This Coopers Hawk i believe is a Female; i don’t see how it could be much bigger. The Accipitridaes exhibit a strong Reverse Sexual Dimorphism, where the Female is noticeably ...

Coopers Hawk in the feeding arena

March 1st, 2011 | Posted by William Crain | No Comments
Why does he/she look around – Dessert? certainly not from any avian danger.