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Aug 19, 2012

Juvenile Cooper's Hawk on BC coast

Photo by Dave Kemp
My  west coast  birding acquaintance, Dave Kemp, just sent me this neat photo he took of a juvenile Cooper's Hawk at Terra Nova Park in Richmond, British Columbia.   The Cooper's Hawk doesn't get the attention the bigger hawks do, but it is an impressive looking bird.   Dave has captured the dramatic elegance of this accipter, even though just a juvenile.   Cooper's are found throughout North America.   They are among the world's most skilful flyers, finding their way through thick tree canopies at high speed and emerging to create havoc at bird feeders.   The eye colour of the juvenile in Dave's photo is pale yellow, but when mature the colour will be red, giving this bird an even more compelling look.
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