Coopers Hawk At The Dock

Sent in from Adam-

It’s definitely a cool raptor, but alas it’s a Cooper’s Hawk. Not as fast as a Peregrine in a stoop, but incredibly agile. These guys are specialists at chasing down birds in thick cover. Accipiters are fairly falcon-like hawks, and the two are easily confused.

Peregrine Falcon At The Dock, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Check out this video of a Peregrine Falcon snatching a bird right out of the sky-

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3 Responses to Coopers Hawk At The Dock

  1. shawn cromwell says:

    Ureal fast brother, ( but ) in the video when they say the “experts” can agree on the top speed , Dude their all drinking beers and bottles around no wonder they cant agree on stuff… : ) looks like a great job to me i’ll say that ..

  2. Adam P-R says:

    It’s definitely a cool raptor, but alas it’s a Cooper’s Hawk. Not as fast as a Peregrine in a stoop, but incredibly agile. These guys are specialists at chasing down birds in thick cover. Accipiters are fairly falcon-like hawks, and the two are easily confused.

  3. Nice shot. I’ve been looking for the eagle spotted a couple days ago. Anybody seen it?

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