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This is a fledgling Cooper’s Hawk. This bird is almost certainly still being fed by its parents, which explains his complete lack of interest in the Fox Squirrel climbing in the tree just behind him. A well fed hawk has no need to hunt! The last picture in the sequence shows that the squirrel came away from the encounter unscathed.

Cooper's Hawk - Free Pass

Cooper's Hawk - Free Pass

Cooper's Hawk - Free Pass

Observation Details

County Dallas
Center map
Traffic
Bicycling
Transit
City Sachse
Date Jul 7, 2013
Time of Day Afternoon
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Residential-Single Family
Type of Behavior Fledging
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Juvenile
Observer Ann Mendoza
Main Article Cooper’s Hawk Observation Location

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