No way I would have noticed this hawk sitting perfectly still in the greenery if it had not just flown in front of my car before landing there.
Love the fierce eye.
We were looking at people’s landscapes on Harbor Point Road in the Snug Harbor area of Stuart yesterday because we are working on our own landscape now and trying to get ideas.
I stopped the car and shot a few pics out the window. Husband John kept an eye out for traffic. I happened to have my superzoom bird camera with me, though I’ve been lazy about that lately, this long, hot, hurricane-filled summer-into-fall.
I think this is a young Cooper’s Hawk.
Among the bird world’s most skillful fliers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide.
Don’t you feel the day is special somehow when you see a hawk?