Jill-Siegel-photo-Cooper's_Hawk_-_Jan_2010.jpg Alert Montclair photographer and travel agent Jill Siegel caught this beautiful shot of an impressive adult male Cooper’s Hawk on Friday, Jan. 30, and was kind enough to share it with us. Now where did she get this photo? Was it during a recent Hawk Watch? Well, no. She took the photo from her window on Walnut Street! Beautiful photo, Jill, and thank you so much for sharing it with us.

12 replies on “Hawkeye Photographer Gets Photo Of Hawk!”

  1. That is a great shot. A few years ago, as I was looking out the back window, a red-tailed hawk swooped down and caught one of the rock doves that were grazing underneath our bird feeder. I watched, fascinated, as the hawk held the bird down for what seemed like minutes, but probably only was a few seconds, until the dove expired. The hawk then flew off with its meal. There is now — key word there is “now” — a camera within grabbing distance of that window. There have not been any hawks, though, at least not when I have been there. Again, great shot, and you made the most of the moment.

  2. One of these hawks hangs around our house. We have a bird feeder and every now and then it bags a sparrow or pigeon.
    I have some pictures of the bird I took a couple of years ago in the barista group.
    Sometimes when I’m in my backyard, I can see it soaring over our house crying “Skreee , Skreeee!”. It’s a sound that makes my heart swell with joy.

  3. btw, that’s a great photo, Jill, just magnificent. Good catch!
    Merrill Creek is a great raptor watch spot. You’re almost guaranteed to see bald eagles soaring up there. The last time we went we saw a pair of eagles. If I could be any animal, I’d choose the eagle or maybe the Kangaroo!

  4. Thank you all for your nice comments! It was a really special moment, glad I could share it with you! Thanks Baristanet for posting the picture!

  5. This grand bird, looking positively regal in this photo, only serves to underscore our own deficits as a species. Imagine a photo of a human, standing naked and exposed, with that much poise and one-ness with the world! The typical human, by contrast, is soft, aging and baggy, bloated from a lifestyle of fast food, stress and greed, poisoned by a thousand and one chemicals in the food, air and water, covered in patchy fur and rolls of lard. We should all take a page from the noble bird and strive to live our lives closer to what nature intended.

  6. That noble bird also freezes its ass off in the winter, eats parasite infested road kill and dies by the time it’s 35 in “hawk years” while we while away our time as an inferior species tending our fireplaces and drinking hot chocolate until we’re 72.

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