Cooper’s Hawk – Raptor, O Raptor

Cooper's Hawk

The Cooper’s Hawk is a formidable and highly skilled hunter. A master of the ambush, this Cooper’s Hawk keenly surveys the scene.

Raptor, O Raptor

Raptor, O Raptor how quickly you move
through the canopy so smooth.
Your actions seem to be pell-mell
steered precisely by long tail.
Your short blunt wings add sure control
as you maneuver on patrol.
Raptor, O Raptor you do surprise
your prey but rarely realize.
Slip you through and around the brush
a master you of the ambush.

To see a Cooper’s Hawk quickly steal through and around the foliage in a tree while on the hunt is an amazing event to witness.

~ Poem, words and Cooper’s Hawk capture, Raptor, O Raptor © Jerry L. Ferrara