a very cropped picture, far away bird
A juvenile hawk was seen approximately 100 ft to the west of this location recently, ID'd as accipiter.
Brief description of what you observed
he was going after one of my squirrel, I watch in ahh when the squirrel was in the tree this cooper's was jumping to limbs to limbs and breaking the limbs off as he was going after the squirrel so that the squirrel couldn't escape, the cooper's skill are getting better but he gave up on the squirrel happy ending :)
Photographed (heavily cropped) flying away from me across the San Gabriel River.
27 Sep 2014.
Chambers Lake, Chester Co, PA.
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.