these two cooper's hawk keeping a watchful eye out over the nest
well there was a war between the male and female cooper's vs red-shouldered hawk, the red- shouldered hawk got to close to the cooper's nest and all h_ll broke loose between the three hawks, I had to duck and cover while I was in this area... scary, they ran the hawk off
A young male, was the consensus of the hawk watchers, but I'd be happy to entertain other opinions. The second picture is clearer than the first one.
our male cooper's hawk watching over the nest what a good dad
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. As in many birds of prey, the male is smaller than the female. The birds found east of the Mississippi River tend to be larger on average than the birds found to the west.