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Kat. Bradley-Bennett

Longmont, CO, United States


A male Cooper’s Hawk spreads its tail to dry out its feathers following a very wet late spring snow storm.
Nikon D7500, Nikon Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6.


Predatory birds


Cooper’s Hawk Tail Spread

A male Cooper's Hawk spent an hour preening its feathers following a wet snow storm in May. A lot of its 'ablutions' involved spreading out the tail feathers and shaking them dry.

2 replies on “Cooper’s Hawk Tail Spread”

Theresa Nickels says:

What a great capture of this youngster!

Katherine A Kelley says:

Beautiful bird and great photo!

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