Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rain to light snow

Cooper's Hawk stayed in the garden
as the rain began to change to light snow.

He does not mind me being out near him.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

What great shots of the Coop. He was probably wondering if you were going to get his dinner for him. :)

Deb said...

Coopers Hawk is full of confidence. We always know when he is near as the little birds (and even our squirrels) take cover. He is magestic and you can see the intelligence in his eyes. What a wonderful shot you got of him.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! and the nice part too. I don't have to wait for them download anymore. Yes!!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Thank you. I went out into the cold rain to take these shots.
I read an article in Bird Watcher's Digest about a lady who put a turkey carcass out for the birds. We are vegetarians so no carcasses here but I want one! Cooper would like that.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
The little birds do take cover!
I noticed when I was out the Downy Woodpeckers came to the nuts even with Cooper near. When I went in the Downy's left. Cooper stayed in the gardens for over an hour. I do not think he was hunting. I watched him preen and rest.
I am rather smitten with Cooper.
He is magestic.

Q said...

Dear Cathy,
Yeah for DSL!
Corner is heavy on photos.
Hope you are having fun with your new IMac. I think they are so great for creative work.

Mary said...

Look at those tail feathers spread in the first photo! Wonderful! He didn't mind you. They are very brave, I think. Lovely post, Sherry!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I was going to walk around and get a picture of his backside with his tail feathers spread out but Coop kept turning to face me. He did not mind me being around but he did keep an eye on me!
They are brave birds.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures of the Coopers Hawk..
We have one right in our garden almost every day and I can watch him just sitting there,
a wonderful bird..
cheers Gisela

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
They are wonderful birds. This juvenile Cooper comes almost everyday here too. The adult Cooper's come off and on. He and his parents do help to keep the sparrow population in check!

Naturegirl said...

Great photos up close and personal of the Coopers Hawk in this and the last post!One sits on my fence daily watching the little ones feed at the feeders...I dare NOT interfere as you know what happens..pickins must be scarce in my area for these hawks...too too much developement!!!
too bad NG

Q said...

Dear Anna,
I too think Cooper's Hawk being in my backyard so much has to do with development. Another wild area became houses a few years ago and I think food is scarce for the Hawks. Lots of sparrows around the feeders and bushes. I do not intervene either. Coop needs to eat too. I would put out a little something for him but we are vegetarians. No turkey carcasses at my house!
They are beautiful birds.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiul person that Cooper's Hawk is.

I have missed you as i have not been blogging much but am finding time now. Thank you for visits to my blog. I am always inspired by yours.

Q said...

Dear Becky,
I have missed you too!
Glad you are able to come visiting again! I was so happy to read about your winter gardening, Rue is a delightful herb.
Hope we can bring the Spring in together.