Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) from Alaska and Canada south to Panama and the West Indies

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) from Alaska and Canada south to Panama and the West Indies

Cooper's Hawk: Its rounded wings and long tail, which acts like a rudder on a ship, help the bird to maneuver through tight spots – such as a tangle of branches – to get at its quick moving prey.

Cooper's Hawk: Its rounded wings and long tail, which acts like a rudder on a ship, help the bird to maneuver through tight spots – such as a tangle of branches – to get at its quick moving prey.

Both Grandma Emma and your grandmother Sandra loved birds, but your grandmother especially loved hawks.

Both Grandma Emma and your grandmother Sandra loved birds, but your grandmother especially loved hawks.

The Cooper Hawk.  We had a family a few years ago that nested in our neighbor's pine trees.  The babies took over our backyard for a few days.

The Cooper Hawk. We had a family a few years ago that nested in our neighbor's pine trees. The babies took over our backyard for a few days.

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