Cooper's Hawk?

by Sherrill
(Brampton, Ontario, Canada )

Hawk on the lawn

Hawk on the lawn

I had just pulled into the driveway in Brampton when a large bird flew over my hood and grabbed another bird from the lawn near my car.

There was a flurry of feathers and by the time I grabbed my phone I managed a few pics.

It was a vicious attack and there were a lot of flying feathers.

I am familiar with the Red Tailed Hawks in the neighbourhood, but didn't recognize this one.

I was amazed by the precision attack.

Thanks for your report and pictures - I will also post this on our facebook page.

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Spotted today
by: Anonymous

January 20 2021, 26:40 - Mill Street south, sighted Coopers Hawk in tall Maple tree.

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Seen in Brampton September 12 2020
by: Claire

One sat in our hedgerow for at least a half hour Saturday afternoon, diving into the bush which was filled with small birds but it didn't manage to get any. Wish I could attach the pictures we got of it here. We thought it was a Peregrine Falcon but later identified it as the Cooper's Hawk.

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Cooper's Hawk
by: Anonymous

I think there's one sitting in a tree in Warbler Woods, London. I've never seen one before.

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Wow!
by: Anonymous

This happened to me in Peterborough the other day. Was looking out my patio door and swoosh! One came out of nowhere and grabbed a small bird off my porch! Feathers everywhere - flew off with it in its talons. Never saw anything like it! I have never seen a hawk in the city before.

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Hawk ID
by: Frank

You're correct on the Accipiter's ID.

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