If you maintain a busy birdfeeder, you likely have several visits each day from a Cooper’s Hawk. These hawks, which measure between 14 and 20 inches in height, are members of the Accipiter family and eat chiefly birds and some small mammals.
Imagine having a bird species named after you! The species was named in 1828 by Charles Lucien Bonaparte in honor of his friend and fellow ornithologist, William Cooper. Cooper was one of the founders of the New York Lyceum of Natural History and the first American member of the Zoological Society of London.
We had this bird this morning:
Col. Sam Smith Park views:
Miles, you might enjoy this 28 minute film called Hargila. I found it inspiring.
Then came old January, wrapped well
In many weeds to keep the cold away;
Yet did he quake and quiver, like to quell,
And blow his nails to warm them if he may. – Edmund Spenser (1552–99)