Hawk Walk: "The mist is swirling in the Staffordshire woods and the leaves are a soggy carpet of russets and waxy yellows. There’s a damp chill in the air: it’s November, not ‘fun’ weather. But my heart leaps as I look up: swooping down straight towards me from a treetop, wings spread wide, is a Harris hawk. This is pure poetry; pure adrenaline." Wild Times; www.bradtguides.com
Cooper's Hawk Life History, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) ~ A crow-sized hawk (males can be smaller), blue-gray on the back & head, with horizontal orange barring on the breast & belly (mature). *Very* similar to sharp-shinned hawk. Extremely fast, agile flier through thick canopies, preys on small to medium birds & occasionally small mammals. Year-round in Arkansas.
√ 11 Types of Eagles in The World With Awesome Pictures
types of eagles - Eagles are larger than buteo hawks, with some having wingspreads up to 2.5 metres (8 feet). Wide color variation in each species of hawk and eagle often makes identification difficult. Juvenile plumages often differ from those of adults.