Release of the Cooper
Friends, this beautiful immature Cooper’s Hawk was released after being banded, i was able to keep the head in focus but the rest of the wings and the end of the tail were beyond the depth of field. This bird flew directly over my head at very close range so i was lucky to get any images at all. This image shows the sharply banded tail that is characteristic of the Accipiters. The image below shows the long legs and his new leg band. til Tomorrow MJ
Posted on October 3, 2012, in Birds, Lake Superior, Nature, photography and tagged birds, cooper hawk, cooper s hawk, hawk, Hawk Ridge, mjspringett, photography, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
Amazing! You are indeed lucky to get these shots.
i think lots of hard work and effort also entered into the equation, and lots of practice, 🙂 thanks kate, MJ