A Cooper’s Hawk!

I'll let John Batchelder tell the story:

“I was actually shooting several whales having what I thought at the time was a feeding frenzy, when the hawk landed right in front of me. Just dumb luck. I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to capture a shot of most likely this same bird only to end up with nothing, a blur, or a lousy picture that mainly features someone’s roof.”

Coopers Hawk

Several years ago John caught one taking flight.

Cooper's Hawk by John Batchelder

They are beautiful birds, but hard to photograph as John will tell you!

Thanks to John for allowing me to share his photos with you here.