Cooper's Hawks capture birds with their feet and kill them by repeated squeezing. They have even been known to drown their prey. Three Cooper's Hawks were found in Central Park in this year's Bird Count.

Cooper's Hawks capture birds with their feet and kill them by repeated squeezing. They have even been known to drown their prey. Three Cooper's Hawks were found in Central Park in this year's Bird Count.

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Cooper's Hawk: Its rounded wings and long tail, which acts like a rudder on a ship, help the bird to maneuver through tight spots – such as a tangle of branches – to get at its quick moving prey.

Cooper's Hawk: Its rounded wings and long tail, which acts like a rudder on a ship, help the bird to maneuver through tight spots – such as a tangle of branches – to get at its quick moving prey.

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Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico.

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American continent and found from Southern Canada to Northern Mexico.

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Cooper's Hawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  We've got a pair of these birds living by us.

Cooper's Hawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We've got a pair of these birds living by us.

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Cooper's Hawk with wings and tail spread.  Photo by Jolene McArthur
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Both Grandma Emma and your grandmother Sandra loved birds, but your grandmother especially loved hawks.

Both Grandma Emma and your grandmother Sandra loved birds, but your grandmother especially loved hawks.

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