Cooper’s Hawk Fledglings

It was fascinating to watch these Cooper’s Hawk fledglings sit up when I walked by their nest. I’m not sure who was more intrigued.

Cooper’s Hawk eggshell beneath nest, May 2016

Found directly below the Cooper’s Hawk nest in my yard which I watched from May-July, 2016. Of the four chicks that hatched, two survived and fledged.

Cooper Hawk Fledgling exploring

Cooper’s Hawk Fledgling

One of two Cooper’s Hawk Fledglings that hatched and learned to fly in our yard this year, 2016.

Cooper’s Hawk Chick-2016

One of two Cooper’s Hawk chicks that successfully fledged in our yard this year despite 106 degree temps.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology