Wintering Hawk

Accipiter cooperiiI usually see immature Cooper’s Hawks (Accipiter cooperii) around the borough. Over the weekend, though, I saw this nice specimen of an adult in Brooklyn Heights. The russet-lined front is a give-away for a mature bird from a distance.

In truth, I barely saw the bird, since it was so high up in a tree on a lead-grey afternoon, and my camera’s lens was at its limit. So here are some better pictures of an adult Cooper’s in Prospect Park from last December.

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