Ok, I have to admit I am pretty lucky some days. Today is a good example. I am sitting here in my backyard editing butterfly photographs I took today and have been hearing a screeching sound off in my trees for about an hour. I know it is one of the juvenile coopers hawks that were raised in a nest in my yard this year. What I didn’t know was it was down on a very low old tree stump where I could get a photograph.
I got up to change the water and decided to walk over and see where he is at. Low and behold he was on his favorite perch this whole time and I didn’t think to go check it out until now. His never ending squawking tells me just maybe he and his sibling are now fending for themselves. I haven’t seen the parents for a few days and the calling is almost non stop so it sound like mom and dad have left the area to force the youngsters to start to fend for themselves. I sure hope they make it. Each year I get a nest of coopers hawks in my yard but I never get to see just how many make it to adulthood. Well, back to my butterfly editing but I was ecstatic I had such a great opportunity to see one of the juvenile coopers hawks in my yard just now.