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Cynthia Lockwood

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.

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Category: Category 7: The Unexpected

Drying Out

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