Immature Cooper's Hawk
Yesterday I had just completed arrangements for our birding tour to Cambodia, and I had mentioned to the tour manager that this is the time of year (late Fall) when accipiters start to use our feeders as fly-thru take-out windows. A few seconds after hanging up, I heard a loud series of "Screee!" calls and looked out the window to see an immature Cooper's Hawk sitting on the wrought iron feeder pole about 20 feet away. I grabbed my camera to get these shots in the moment before it took off. There is some graininess to the pp'd pictures due to having to shot through a screened window. The bird returned this morning to his perch, so it may be a long winter for our local birds.