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".