he's still working on the nest
A pair of Cooper's Hawks building a nest in Watterworth Park. The last photo is of a Blue Jay which was waiting for them to fly off and was stealing twigs from their nest.
one of the pair flew into a tree about 25 feet away from us
Probably female eating a kill as we approached the survival area very near where it nested last year.
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.