Intimidation

Coopers hawk (juvenile female). Generaly speaking, in raptors the females tend to be larger than the males. This juvenile bird is an exceptionally large female. Though not yet proficient, and stealthy, at hunting she is learning. As this image was being taken there was a quail holding ground. At this very moment she had spotted it and was in the process of launching. The quail recognized the danger and flushed; the hawk followed but lost the quail ( quail can put on a great burst of acceleration) in some rabbit brush.


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Mark Schmitt Mark Schmitt


Timestamps:
Taken 10:57 AM on November 20, 2012
Uploaded 11:28 AM on November 22, 2012
Category:
Posted in Wildlife
Exif:
  • Canon EOS-1D X
  • ƒ/8.0
  • 1/800 sec.
  • 500 mm
  • 800 ISO
Place:
Wofford Heights, CA
Map of Wofford Heights, CA

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