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The Woodlands, TX, USA
Cooper’s Hawks visit our yard fairly frequently and a blue jay family usually lets us know when one is there. On a rainy afternoon, I heard the jays raising a ruckus. The rain had stopped and I went outside to see why they were so upset. I found this damp, fluffed up immature Cooper’s Hawk perched on the fence drying its feathers. Being in tune with the behavior of my backyard birds helped make this close encounter.
Category 7: The Unexpected
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