Cooper’s Hawk made a rather noisy appearance late in the afternoon as I was sitting on the back porch.
I looked up after hearing a noise above me in a nearby tree. The hawk appeared to slam into the tree. It may have been after a squirrel or small bird up there.
It then proceeded to perch on a branch for several minutes. I was able to take a number of photographs from my Adirondack chair.
I was lucky to have my Canon DSLR at hand. I was back there reading but also listening for the Belted Kingfisher that I’ve heard for weeks around the pond a short distance away.