Friday, June 18, 2010

Urban Cooper's Hawks

Tucson has the greatest population of urban Accipiters known-- at least one study has been done, and another is under way. Bruce Douglas shot these photos of three young and a parent out his wife Debra's office window over a couple of days. I don't think they provide anything but a bath.






4 comments:

steveo_uk said...

Coopers are my favorite Hawk, Cant wait to get my generals so i can begin to think about getting one !

Anonymous said...

Bath, and, well, that great snack all Coops and youth soccer players enjoy. Orange slices!

Steve Bodio said...

I didn't ask Bruce but we put them out for orioles. Hmmmm...

Bruce Douglas said...

The orange slices are leftovers from earlier bird feeding; it ended the minute we discovered the Cooper's nesting in the yard -- it was just too easy pickings. There are 6 Cooper's that dominate the front and back yard of our small mid-town home.