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Hunting Cooper’s Hawk

Saw this guy chasing a small bird (unsuccessfully), giving me a glimpse of his rounded, banded tail. That, combined with this photo showing the red bellow and shoulders, grey head, and banded flight feathers, makes me think it was a Cooper’s Hawk. I followed him around the wash, flushing him a couple of times, until he got tired of the game and flew off.

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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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