A Cooper’s Hawk at Morton Refuge

Thursday, May 28, 2020,

This is a  Cooper’s Hawk. A very frustrated Cooper’s Hawk.

I was visiting one of my favorite places, Morton Refuge in Sag Harbor when I found this beauty, or rather, when this beauty found me. She wasn’t looking for me. She had had her sights set on a Chipmunk. We both did. When I saw the Chipmunk, I took my camera and tripod from my shoulder and began to set up for a shot. However, before I could snap a single shot, the Chipmunk dashed off. Moments later, this hawk swooped in and began searching the area where the not so hapless Chipmunk had ran to. We were both out of luck. JK



6 thoughts on “A Cooper’s Hawk at Morton Refuge

  1. This is quite a handsome devil. He looks like he’s got leotards on and he’s ready to do an acrobatics routine in the sky! But he doesn’t need a crash net. 😉 Nice shots!

  2. These birds are very stylish dressers. It’s not just anyone that can pull off wearing pantaloons and not look foolish. 🙂 JK.

  3. Believe me, I know what that takes — remember I dance at Old Bethpage Village! 😉

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