Thursday, March 22, 2012

"What's for lunch?" asked the Cooper's Hawk

What's for Lunch?
I was shooting spring foliage when this stunning raptor swooped down into a nearby tree and started scanning for prey. I had just an instant to frame and focus and squeeze off a single shot through the leaves before it flew off behind a house. I thought it was a Cooper's Hawk, and found I was right by uploading it to the wonderful Bird Identification Help Group on Flickr, where bird watchers from all around the world help ID birds,

3 comments:

nichole said...

Gorgeous shot. I've seen so many hawks around the city this year - up to a dozen at a time.

David Evans said...

Beautiful shot. And it makes the case for carrying an SLR, bulky though they are. My bridge camera would still have been waking up - and probably trying to focus on the leaves.

Madison Guy said...

David, I was thinking the same thing, since normally I would have had my Coolpix with me. It would not have gotten the shot.