Lucky day! I was able to get a better shot of the hawk that inhabits our lower woods. It seems to be a Coopers hawk, and a rather large one at that.
I have mixed feelings about hawks. They are powerful and beautiful creatures, but I hate the losses they cause among the songbirds.
There is a red tailed hawk that lives in the back woods, too, and between the two of them they are picking off quite a few smaller birds. It is common to find a circle of dove feathers in the fields, and yesterday I found most of a blue jay wing in the back yard.
Still. It is a thrill to see these big guys fly, kings of their domain.
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