Probably a Cooper’s Hawk (in tree, portrait)

A medium-sized brown bird with black stripes on the tail, mottled white/gray on the wings and head, yellow eyes and a sharp, hooked beak, perched on a tree branch and backlit with sky and green leaves behind it.

Probably a Cooper’s Hawk, also spotted on the same walk this afternoon. It flew up to a telephone pole, alighted there for a few seconds, and as I was trying to line up a shot with the camera, it took off again, then flew a few houses down the street to perch in this tree.

#nature #birds #hawk

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It’s the first day of the City Nature Challenge! This weekend, try to observe as many wild plants and animals in your neighborhood as you can, especially in urban areas. Here are some #birds I spotted on a late afternoon walk today, including a sparrow, one of many many finches, two doves, and what I think might be two blackbirds (yes, including the gray one). #nature More info: https://nhm.org/community-science-nhm/2021-city-nature-challenge

It's the first day of the City Nature Challenge!

This weekend, try to observe as many wild plants and animals in your neighborhood as you can, especially in urban areas.

Here are some #birds I spotted on a late afternoon walk today, including a sparrow, one of many many finches, two doves, and what I think might be two blackbirds (yes, including the gray one).

#nature

More info: https://nhm.org/community-science-nhm/2021-city-nature-challenge

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A Black Phoebe on the edge of the bike path not too far from the hawks in the previous picture. (Same walk.) I guess they were looking for something else to eat.

A Black Phoebe on the edge of the bike path not too far from the hawks in the previous picture. (

A Black Phoebe on the edge of the bike path not too far from the hawks in the previous picture. (Same walk.) I guess they were looking for something else to eat.

#nature #birds #blackphoebe #songbirds

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Two (probably red-tailed) hawks spotted on an electrical tower

Two (probably red-tailed) hawks spotted on an electrical tower, one looking north, one looking east. I often see one perched up there, watching for prey, but rarely two!

#birds #nature #hawk
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I don’t usually see *two* hawks on this tower!

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Second Hawk on iNaturalist