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.

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) from Alaska and Canada south to Panama and the West Indies

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) from Alaska and Canada south to Panama and the West Indies

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.

Cooper's Hawk (accipiter cooperi) - Norfolk Botanical Gardens chasing a squirrel at some lakeside bird feeders and Kiptopeke Hawk Observatory seen through a scope sitting on a post preening, October 2013

Cooper's Hawk (accipiter cooperi) - Norfolk Botanical Gardens chasing a squirrel at some lakeside bird feeders and Kiptopeke Hawk Observatory seen through a scope sitting on a post preening, October 2013

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