dark cap, rounded tail
with House Sparrow prey
Learning to hunt
One of pair of Cooper's Hawks (couldn't get the second one in the pic) -- a little fuzzy but I think it gives enough detail to show the species.
I seen flying over VFW Lake Lufkin TX at 0820. It lit in snag where I got a distant photo. Mourning doves fled from powerline as Cooper's hawk flew by.
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.