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This Cooper’s Hawk was known to be in the area and people reported seeing it at various times in different places. We have walked the same paths in this park never knowing what we will see and in the summer we are often surprised. We caught sight of the hawk and my wife and I began taking pictures. People walked on by, birders were ahead and behind us but we were the only ones to see the hawk through dense trees before it took off. The reverse is also true in that we often get told about something worth shooting and by the time we find the site there is nothing there. Such is the nature of the forest, it hides its secrets very well.

12 responses

  1. Super shot of the hawk. I find it particularly frustrating to look for birds in the summer, when the foliage is full. I can often hear the birds, but simply can’t spot them. Things are a bit better in the winter.

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    July 11, 2015 at 6:24 am

  2. What a great capture of the hawk, Victor! Well done! 🙂

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    July 11, 2015 at 6:30 am

  3. Nicely captured, Victor.

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    July 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

  4. Great shot

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    July 11, 2015 at 2:13 pm

  5. Stunning capture, Victor. Its breast feathers are so beautiful. So glad you were at the right place at the right time!

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    July 11, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    • Last of the later replies. It was great opportunity. Now I visit the tree as often as I can 🙂

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      July 17, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      • Is it still there? Sounds like you’ve found its home tree!

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        July 17, 2015 at 5:41 pm

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