The other day, I saw my first Cooper’s Hawk. Of course, it could have been a sharp-shinned hawk, but it was about the same size as the crows it was hassling, so I think it was a Cooper’s. I’ve never actually identified this before, so it’s going on the life list. Raptors tend to be divided up into red-tails, buzzards, eagles and kestrels. Though I’m sure I’m using red-tail as a wastebasket diagnosis, I now there are broad-winged, and red-shouldered hawks around here.
Friday, 18, June, 2010