Sunday, October 20, 2013

Cooper's Hawk / American Pipits

I was looking out the kitchen window, last Sunday, and noticed a Black-capped Chickadee and an American Goldfinch quietly staring in the same direction. Upon further "investigation" I was able to find the subject of their interest, a handsome adult Cooper's Hawk, an apparent male based on the gray cheek and small size.

Adult Cooper's Hawk

This past week there were many American Pipits near some farm fields in Templeton, a conservative estimate was in the 125 to 150 range. A few digi-bin flight shots of different single birds are below.
Am. Pipit

Am. Pipit

Am. Pipit
Am. Pipit a "rear end" view

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