The nest of baby Cooper's Hawks loudly tells mom to hurry up with mealtime! Any minute now they will be big enough to leave the nest (and mom's watchful eye) and fend for themselves. Check out the claws on mama! (ouch) Photos courtesy of George Goldman.
So check it out - the four baby hawks are already sporting some feather coloration! (Yes, there are four -- look closely into the foliage on the left for #4.) Not so white and fluffy now, eh?
Photo courtesy of George Goldman.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: