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Sabino Canyon Still Closed   Leave a comment

sabino-canyon-clouds_coopers-hawk-blogFlag Over Sabino Canyon Visitor Center (11/07/11) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

I miss not being able to be out in Sabino Canyon, which will remain closed because of the Bighorn Fire till November 1st.
The Forest Service is keeping the Canyon closed to minimize dam and infrastructure damage due to flash flooding
during the monsoon season.

On Wednesday, August 5th, some Naturalists will be part of a Zoon meeting with Santa Catalina District Ranger, CJ Woodard.
He will give an update on the Sabino Canyon closure and be available for questions and answers.

— kenne

Adult Cooper’s Hawk   1 comment

Cooper's Hawk-72Adult Cooper’s Hawk In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

A medium-sized hawk with the classic accipiter shape: broad, rounded wings and a very long tail.
In Cooper’s Hawks, the head often appears large, the shoulders broad, and the tail rounded.

A Young Visitor On Our Patio   9 comments

Cooper's Hawk-0-72A Visitor On The Patio (Immature Cooper’s Hawk) — Images by kenne

This immature Cooper’s Hawk perched on one of our patio chairs not far from the bird feeder frequented by doves for about one minute this morning. A mature hawk would have been up in the olive tree near the feeder. Even then, that doesn’t work as well as swooping from over the rooftop. They will learn. These images were taken through the patio door, which given the time of day the doors become a mirror.

— kenne

 

 

Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk   Leave a comment

Cooper's Hawk-72.jpgJuvenile Cooper’s Hawk On Patio Fountain — Image by kenne

This Cooper’s Hawk is probably not the guy that captured the Mourning Dove that I posted several days ago (Cooper’s Hawk and Prey). Since doves also frequent the fountain, it is not unusual to see hawks in the olive tree on the patio.

On the morning the dove became the hawk’s prey there were feathers near the patio door. This was not unusual since doves have been known to fly into the patio door leaving a print on the glass and a few scattered feathers. However, this time there were feathers, but no print leaving me to conclude the hawk probably cornered the dove.

— kenne

March 2019Adult Cooper’s Hawk in Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

 

Cooper’s Hawk and Prey   1 comment

March 2019Cooper’s Hawk and Prey — Image by kenne

Returning from a morning walk my eye caught a Cooper’s Hawk flying into a nearby Mesquite tree. After closer observation, I could see the hawk had captured a mourning dove. Since the tree was near my house, I quickly grabbed my camera and began shooting. 

Predator and prey
Each seeking to win the chase
A daily event.

— kenne

 

Hawkeye   Leave a comment

Cooper's Hawk-72Cooper’s Hawk — Image by kenne

When it comes to birds of prey,
the eyes have it.
You may not always see them
perch on a nearby limb
but they will always
have an eye on you.

— kenne

Cooper’s Hawk — Photo-Artistry   2 comments

Cooper's Hawk-Edit-3-Art-blogCooper’s Hawk (Sabino Canyon Recreational Area) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A swift predator
In Sabino Canyon skies
Visitors delight.

— kenne

Our Little Patio Friend   3 comments

round-tailed ground squirrelRound-tailed Ground Squirrel (She/he actually lives on the other side of the wall.)– Image by kenne

Hawk in the olive tree
Squirrel on the ground
Moves quickly to avoid
Becoming the hawk’s
Next dinner on flight.

— kenne

The Artist Exists Because . . .   2 comments

Cooper's Hawk-0814 art blogPhoto-Artistry by kenne

“The artist exists because the world is not perfect”

– Andrei Tarkovsky

Hawk   1 comment

Cooper's Hawk-0812Cooper’s Hawk — Image by kenne

Hawk

The eye of the hawk
With that mean predator look
Can burn right through you.

— kenne

Cooper’s Hawk Fledging   Leave a comment

Cooper's Hawk (1 of 1)-7-2 blogCooper’s Hawk Fledging In Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

Cooper’s Hawk Fledging
No young hawk eyes left behind
High above the dam.

— kenne

Sabino Creek Dam Maskot   2 comments

Sabino Canyon Copper's Hawk1517 blogSabino Creek Dam Maskot (Cooper’s Hawk) — Image by kenne

 

Hawk Painting   5 comments

Science Day-1582 Cooper's Hawk Art II blogCooper’s Hawk Painting by kenne

“The more often we see the things around us –
even the beautiful and wonderful things –
the more they become invisible to us.
That is why we often take for granted the beauty of this world:
the flowers, the trees, the birds, the clouds – even those we love.
Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.”

— Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

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