Cooper's Hawk: Its rounded wings and long tail, which acts like a rudder on a ship, help the bird to maneuver through tight spots – such as a tangle of branches – to get at its quick moving prey.

Cooper's Hawk: Its rounded wings and long tail, which acts like a rudder on a ship, help the bird to maneuver through tight spots – such as a tangle of branches – to get at its quick moving prey.

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Cooper's Hawk I see these hawks everyday by Coopers rock wv

Cooper's Hawk I see these hawks everyday by Coopers rock wv

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Both Grandma Emma and your grandmother Sandra loved birds, but your grandmother especially loved hawks.

Both Grandma Emma and your grandmother Sandra loved birds, but your grandmother especially loved hawks.

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Cooper's Hawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  We've got a pair of these birds living by us.

Cooper's Hawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We've got a pair of these birds living by us.

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Cooper's Hawk with wings and tail spread.  Photo by Jolene McArthur
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A Cooper's Hawk captures a bird with its feet and kills it by repeated squeezing, rather than by biting it. Cooper’s Hawks hold their catch away from their body until it dies. In some cases they hold a bird underwater until it stops moving. Learn more here: http://info.allaboutbirds.org/evergreen_birdnotes-migration-mysteries

A Cooper's Hawk captures a bird with its feet and kills it by repeated squeezing, rather than by biting it. Cooper’s Hawks hold their catch away from their body until it dies. In some cases they hold a bird underwater until it stops moving. Learn more here: http://info.allaboutbirds.org/evergreen_birdnotes-migration-mysteries

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