Monday, May 18, 2015

Wild Birds: A Hungry Cooper's Hawk

I happened to be walking past my sunroom window when I thought I saw something so I stopped and backed up a step or two and noticed this hawk. Of course I grabbed my camera thinking he would fly before I got a photo. It turns out he didn't fly because he was protecting his lunch. I couldn't tell what it was he had. I'm hoping it was a mole or mouse and not my resident chipmunk. Honestly I didn't want to watch too closely fearing the chipmunk had been the target. I haven't seen the chipmunk in a few days and maybe he's hiding. The chipmunk lived under the oak tree that is just out of camera shot behind the hawk. Still hoping little chippy shows up.

My apologies if you have visited this past week and I didn't get back to you. I have some issues with my immune system that has been giving me a fit this week. I hope to be able to catch up on visits later today. Thanks to all of you who have left comments on my last two posts. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Linking to Wild Birds with Stewart

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful hawk.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hope you will feel better this week. Great shot of this Hawk.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

He's a beaut! I hope you feel better soon!

Silver Parrot said...

What a terrific photo. Cooper's are one of my favorite raptors!

Adam Jones said...

That's a smashing looking hawk. Great image.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hope you're feeling better and better as the days go by!!!

The hawk is stunning.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Carletta, I hope you feel better soon. Love the hawk, I hope your chipper is ok.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the way it looks like he's wearing pantaloons!

Feel better soon!

Marie C said...

I am so sorry you haven't been well! Take care of yourself and get better soon! Love your beautiful hawk! I am hoping also that your chipmunk was not his prey! Please let us know if chippy shows back up!

Rose said...

Oh, Carletta, I do hope you are feeling better. Visit when you can and don't worry if you don't.

This is a great capture of the Cooper's Hawk.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Great image of the hawk!
Hope you get better soon.

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a gorgeous bird!

Laura said...

Beautiful photo of the hawk Carletta, amazing that it was still there when you came back with your camera. I understand the whacky immune system thing all too well. I hope you feel better soon.

kelley jensen said...

that is an amazing shot!

Mary Cromer said...

Coopers Hawks and Sharp-shinned Hawks look so much alike and it is difficult to tell them apart sometimes, but you got a beauty~

Stewart M said...

Great shot - what a look of concentration in its eye.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

diane b said...

Sometimes nature seems cruel. I hope its not your chipmunk. Sorry to hear that you are not too well. Hope you can beat it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just stopping by again to say hi and hope you're feeling better. (I really do remember I was here before and that I said the same thing then, honest I do ;))!)

Neal said...

I think you have the birds around there trained to pose for you. :)