Stoney Creek (Wintergreen) 6/28/14

All photos are Marshall Faintich

Allen Hale stopped by this morning to see the Cooper's Hawk nest at the end of my street. I wasn't sure if either of the juveniles would still be there, and I had morning errands to run, so I showed Allen the nest before leaving. Allen e-mailed me later that morning that he had seen both of the juveniles perched near the nest.

I went back there this afternoon, and one of the juveniles was in the nest, but when he saw me, he flew about 20 feet to a nearby tree. This was the first time I had seen the second (younger?) juvenile fly more than a few hops. I was able to get a few photos of him before he flew back to the nest tree.


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk

This juvenile then flew back to a branch near the nest and the other juvenile landed nearby. Soon afterwards, the younger juvenile flew back to the nest, and the older juvenile remained perched for some photos.


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk



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