Cooper’s Hawk – Beware! A Presence Lurks

Beware! A Presence Lurks

     Dodging between the trees, a Cooper’s Hawk used its long tail and blunt wings to deftly and precisely maneuver through the upper canopy.  Its flight seemed an effortless choreography, when in fact the activity was designed to surprise an unsuspecting bird or squirrel … and then, the predator’s forward motion suddenly ceased.  Landing on a limb, the hawk waited.  Beware! A presence lurks.

~ Anecdote and Cooper’s Hawk capture, Beware! A Presence Lurks © Jerry L. Ferrara