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Surveying The Canyon On New Years Day   2 comments

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Cooper's Hawk-0803 blogCooper’s Hawk, New Years Day, 2018 — Image by kenne

This Cooper’s Hawk was spotted on New Years Day during a morning walk in the Sabino Canyon Recreational Area, northeast Tucson. 

— kenne

Hawk In Olive Tree   Leave a comment

Copper's Hawk-8836-2 art blogCooper’s Hawk Art by kenne

The sky predator
Kills by flying low and fast
This is not a game.

— kenne

Hawkeye   Leave a comment

Cooper's HawkHawkeye (Young Cooper’s Hawk) — Image by kenne 

The eye of the hawk
Dares the world around us
Frightening the soul.

— kenne

Predator And Prey   1 comment

On Thursday of this past week, Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists were teaching two first grade classes about predator and prey in a program we call “Now You See It.” My responsibility for the month of April is to coordinate the Thursday schedule with the teachers. Once the children are in the canyon, my job is one of “managing by walking around.”

While in the riparian area near the creek and dam I could hear a nearby cooper’s hawk. Following the sound, I spotted him on a dead limb high above the creek where he had caught a small bird. What a “real time” example of predator and prey for the day’s lesson. What follows are images and a video of the encounter, which I shared with the children.

— kenne

(Click on any of the tiled images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Cooper’s Hawk Images and Video by kenne

Predator And Prey — Cooper’s Hawk

The varying modes of flight exhibited by our diurnal birds of prey
have always been to me a subject of great interest,
especially as by means of them I have found myself enabled
to distinguish one species from another,
to the farthest extent of my power of vision.

— John James Audubon

Watching Over Nest On A Windy Day   1 comment

Cooper's Hawk Over Nest (1 of 1) blogCooper’s Hawk Above Nest In Sabino Canyon (October 31, 2016) — Image by kenne

Wind gusts ruffle the hawks feathers while watching over the large nest
high in an ash tree in the Sabino Canyon riparian area above the Sabino Creek dam.
Since this area is near where the Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists (SCVN)
conduct their nature program for elementary school children,
many students will have a opportunity to see activity near the creek
adding to the excitement of being on a field trip in Sabino Canyon.

— kenne

Cooper’s Hawk Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Copper's Hawk (1 of 1) art blogCooper’s Hawk — Grunge Art by kenne

“Everything come to you

in the right moment.

Be Patient.”

Cooper’s Hawk — Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Milagrosa Loop Hike & Nature Walk-0757 grunge art blogCooper’s Hawk — Grunge Art by kenne

Perched high in the tree

Eyes pierce your very being —

Lasting impression.

— kenne

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