Something You Don’t See Every Day

Coopers hawks, adult pair (photo by Steve Valasek)

Here's something you don't see every day:  two adult Coopers hawks perched near each other.

Coopers hawks are notoriously solitary birds.  In winter we may see one hunting near our feeders, but never two.  They don't like others nearby.  They chase them off or leave.

But now it's breeding season and they have to find a mate.

Steve Valasek saw these two at Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

(photo by Steve Valasek)

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