How to Be a Hawk

Every year it seems Grant Park gets a juvenile Cooper’s Hawk or two, and this year was no exception. If the crows have been even noisier than usual, most of the time it’s because Junior is in the area.

Toward the end of an afternoon walk I decided to check out a number of Juncos and White-Throated Sparrows feeding on the lawn to see if there was anybody unusual with them. The young Cooper’s Hawk decided to check them out as well…

He blew it.

Fortunately for me, while he was still pondering his mistake, he posed for a number of pictures. A bit less fortunately, the midday sun was strong behind him, but still I was quite close to him.

Maybe they’ll stay still next time…?

Where did they go?

This is frustrating…

Off to the next opportunity.

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