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Young Cooper’s Hawk

I’ve been seeing this one around for the last couple of weeks, but this was the first time I got a good enough look to distinguish it from a Sharp-shinned Hawk. It has the larger head, the thin dark streaks, and, in flight, the straight wings and the rounded tail. I was just getting back when it flew up into the eucalyptus tree near the old Fitzgerald’s place and posed for me. The call was a short, bell-like kip.

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.

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