Backyard Visitor

It’s the second year in a row we’ve had a juvenile Cooper’s hawk drop by the backyard feeder looking for a nibble. I can tell when something predatory is nearby (usually a house cat) because it gets very quiet with no songbirds in sight. This young hawk took in the sights for about an hour before spending ten minutes on a rather thorough feather grooming routine.

I love my tail feathers
Oh no that one doesn't look right
Gotta give it some tough love
Wait is someone filming this!?

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