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Sep 05, 2006 11:25 |  #1

Our Cooper's hawk is a regular visitor to our little backyard glade. This morning I knew he was in the area by the silence from the song birds that visit the feeders.

Caught looking rather suspicious in the early morning light as if in a police line up. Got a few of him in flight, but even at ISO 400 I couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action. He's been playing with lots of branches so I have a feeling as long as I cut him some slack, he plans on "sticking" around".

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Sep 05, 2006 16:01 |  #2

Yes, I bet every little bird was hiding, it's only the unwary that get caught by the Hawk. I wished I had this one as a regular visitor, hopefully to see more shots of this hawk.


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Sep 05, 2006 17:35 |  #3

Wouldn't mind a raptor or two visiting my bacyard. ;-)a


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Sep 05, 2006 18:55 |  #4

About 15 years ago, the Cooper's Hawk was re-established in this area of Minneapolis and has been very successful. Last year we had a mating pair in front of a Catholic church six blocks up the street. While this year I couldn't find them, obviously they found a new place.

I started a set of bird feeders this spring(cheaters always prosper doing bird photography) and I think I've got a good balance going.

There are several acres of cemetery across the road and a couple of lakes just a mile or so away. It amazes me that here on the northern edge of our downtown, we have such wildlife.

Now we work on the action flight shots!


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Sep 06, 2006 01:45 |  #5

you are lucky to get a hawk in your backyard, I have never got close to a hawk or raptor and would be stoked to see one in my backyard, although I do have rainbow lorikeets in my backyard everyday :D.


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