he was in the tree sitting very still when I saw him by the feeder and when it saw me he flew up onto a branch
this was taken so far away but it looks like a long tail with stripes across it... had hoped to catch up with this hawk on the other side of the park but it had taken off before I got there
He had actually been right over my head when I was taking the pictures of the Chickadee but took off so that I could only get him at a distance
I spotted two cooper's in this area before it started to rain
My guess is Cooper's. Sitting in the middle of Mopac. I don't think I've noticed a Coopers/Sharp-shinned sitting on Mopac. Probably due to the loss of trees on Burnet due to development.
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.