Saturday, February 6, 2010

Jack and I went to the park, seeing what we could see on this cold non-snowy day. At the reservoir, we did not see the wood duck. We did see this pair of hooded mergansers, and I saw a bufflehead, but it was diving too much and too far out to get a picture.

We walked all over the ramble and saw this juvenile Cooper's hawk hunting! We followed it as it made several (failed) passes at squirrels. It was awesome! Then someone tipped us off that there was another one a couple of paths over, so we went over there, and saw this gorgeous adult Cooper's hawk. We got distracted by the raccoon and didn't see the hawk leave. Then as we made our way out of the park, I spotted this red-tailed hawk! It was hopping between branches a lot and then flew off after a very short time, so this is our best picture. It was wonderful!

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