Massive Meal

A juvenile Cooper’s Hawk has a turn at the carcass of a young Eastern Cottontail rabbit – the first time its mother has captured mammalian prey during the nesting season.

A Shared Catch

An adult female Cooper’s Hawk (left) retrieves the remains of a bird that was delivered and dropped by her young fledglings. She nabbed the carcass in mid-air and returned it to their feeding perch.

Coop in the Canopy

A juvenile Cooper’s Hawk explores the canopy surrounding its nest tree during its “fledge week.”

Cooper’s Hawk siblings on the lawn

Two juvenile Cooper’s Hawk take a break from play-hunting a squirrel to socialize in the lawn near their nest.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology