Although Cooper’s Hawks are really cool birds, I’d rather be viewing this guy somewhere other than my feeder.
Being a Cooper’s hawk is a tough business. A study was conducted of more than 300 Cooper’s Hawk skeletons in which 23% revealed many, healed-over fractures in the bones of the chest.
Coopers Hawks don’t kill their prey by biting it like other hawks, they repeatedly squeeze their prey until it dies. They have also been known to drown their prey.