Coopers Hawk

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Coopers Hawk

I caught this bird perched in a tree on the way down from Angel’s Landing toward the Zion Canyon end of Refrigerator Canyon.

There was a of talk about what kind of bird this was among my fellow hikers. Most seemed to settled on Peregrine falcon. However, some search time steered me toward the hawk family. I was able to walk around and get a bunch of shots before the bird took off, swooped down on a squirrel and flew away. Sadly, I didn’t get any in-flight shots.

If I’m wrong about this bird, I’m sure you’ll kindly let me know.

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