Hunting Cooper’s Hawk

Saw this guy chasing a small bird (unsuccessfully), giving me a glimpse of his rounded, banded tail. That, combined with this photo showing the red bellow and shoulders, grey head, and banded flight feathers, makes me think it was a Cooper’s Hawk. I followed him around the wash, flushing him a couple of times, until he got tired of the game and flew off.

 

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