Regal Raptor

I was truly fortunate to come upon a very wet and tired Coopers Hawk resting on a wood pile. The Regal Raptor afforded me an unusual "up close and personal" perch of less than 5 feet and seemingly posed for my camera. After 20 minutes of rest he or she unexpectedly lifted gracefully off the wood pile and flew away in search of breakfast. What an awesome bird!
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