Wednesday, June 20, 2012


All photos by Ned Harris 6/19/2012

Carol, Ned, and I saw all four juvenile Cooper's Hawks in the riparian area above the dam. The juvie at the top looks the most 'rumpled' of the four. Let's call him Rumpelstiltskin. The hawk eating looks the strongest (probably because she's the fastest to the food). We'll call her Athena. The other two (not pictured) are in between in terms of size and rumpli-ness. We saw one of the parents bring more food to the nest while we were watching. Guess who got to it first?!
You can tell these are not adults because their chest feathers look streaked. Adult feathers are more like bars going across.

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