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"Cooper's Hawk"
Cooper's Hawk:    The Cooper’s Hawk was first described in 1828 by Charles Bonaparte, a French naturalist and ornithologist who was the nephew of Napoleon. It was named after William Cooper, who collected the first specimen. William Cooper was the first American member of the London Zoological Society. William Cooper named and described the Evening Grosbeak in 1825.

 
Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Cooper's Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 31, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Cooper's Hawk, Vancouver Lake Lowlands, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken January 31, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Cooper's Hawk. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, January 21, 2009.

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Sauvie Island and Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon ...


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Cooper's Hawk, Sauvie Island, Oregon. COLD sunny winter day. Image taken January 2, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
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Cooper's Hawk, Scappoose Bottoms, Oregon. Mild high-overcast winter day, with storm front moving in. Image taken January 13, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington ...

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Cooper's Hawk, youngster, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 14, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.
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Cooper's Hawk, youngster, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 15, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


... 2011 ...

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Cooper's Hawk, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 9, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


... adult ...

Image, 2010, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Washington, click to enlarge
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Cooper's Hawk, adult, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Along LaFramboise Road. Image taken February 15, 2010. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington ...

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Cooper's Hawk, Woodland Bottoms, Woodland, Washington. Overcast drizzly day. Some rain. Image taken February 25, 2015. Canon EOS 60d, 300mm.


Vancouver, Washington ... backyard "resident pair", 2013 ...

Between late March and _____, 2013, we had a Cooper's Hawk pair hanging out in the backyard ... a larger immature-plumaged (presumabley female) and a smaller adult-plumaged (presumabley male) ... while we have seen them together, they seem to take turns hanging out separately, and are often visible through our picture window ... the "local crows" harass them and they in turn chase the Crows ... in the middle of July two juveniles showed up and they were thoroughly enjoyable !!!!!! ... the youngsters were noisy, clumsy, and totally entertaining ... we got to watch them learn to balance on the limbs of our Chinese Empress tree, learn to fly from branch to branch, and learn that one can NOT catch a "tweety" by chasing them up and down the limbs ...

Female calling ... ( mp3).
Fledgling screams ... ( mp3).

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Cooper's Hawk, female, Vancouver, Washington. Presumably female as hawk is larger than the adult-plumaged hawk which is also hanging out in the backyard. Left image taken April 10, 2013 and right image taken April 13, 2013. Both Canon SX50, through double-paned plate-glass picture window.
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Cooper's Hawk, female, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Image taken April 16, 2013. Nikon 50 and Canon S95, through double-paned plate-glass picture window.

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Cooper's Hawk, adult, male, Vancouver, Washington. Presumably a male as Hawk is smaller than the immature-plumaged hawk. Image taken May 1, 2013. Canon Rebel, 300z.
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Cooper's Hawk, adult, male, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken May 2, 2013. Canon Rebel, 300z.

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Cooper's Hawk fledgling, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 26, 2013. Canon Rebel, 300z.
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Cooper's Hawk fledgling, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 26, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


Vancouver, Washington ... backyard, 2009 ...

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Cooper's Hawk, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken July 16, 2009, Sony A100, 500mm.



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