Every year we have Cooper's Hawks nest in our east pine trees. And every year they mercilessly pick off our birds at the bird feeders.
A juvenile has been hanging out in the yard for nearly a month and the other day I took the opportunity to spend time photographing it.
What did I learn from this? Apparently Cooper Hawks know how to do the Flamenco. Or at least this one does.
A little stretching first:
Limber up that neck:
Warm up those legs:
and Flamenco Left!
and full leg extension!
And a final, humble bow:
Thank you. Thank you very much.
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