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Cooper's Hawk

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Cooper’s Hawk missed a bird in flight, then landed on top of this feeder.

    CAPTION: “Wondering why the birds aren’t coming back”

    Canon FDn 300/4.0-L, NEX-7



     
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  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Excellent!!!
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    One of your better pictures :)
     
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  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Happened to have the Canon FDn300/4.0-L on the NEX-7 when the opportunity presented itself...they don't stick around so there was no time to change lenses and it just barely fit in the 300's FOV.
    ISO400 + HIGH ISO-NR, knew I had to stop down to at least 5.6 for enough DoF because it was so close to the 300, and shutter ended up only being 1/30. Got off 3 shots and it was gone.
     
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  5. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Regal!
     
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  6. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mar 1, 2015
    Maryland
    Tom
    Bill, I have a tough time telling hawks apart, but I think I saw one of these in our yard recently.

    Hawkman, Since you are in my area (MD/VA) where would one find the hawk migration nearby?
    I seem to recall hearing about a mountainside where the hawks seem to congregate (or at least 'swarm') during migration periods. Does that sound familiar to you?
     
  7. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Tom, I'm afraid to admit I don't have an answer for you w/r/t where to find the best site for spotting hawk migration. I do recall that there is supposed to be a spot on the southern Jersey shore or near Ocean City, MD where hawks regularly migrate through in the fall, but I don't remember the precise location.
    While my "handle" here is Hawkman, and I do admire and have an affinity for hawks, my handle has more to do with my name than any expertise in the field of raptors.
     
  8. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    What a beauty!
     
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