I've been trying for weeks to get a decent picture of Mr. Cooper Hawk.
He's been diligently picking off the darn House Sparrows, one by one. He just doesn't like having his heroics documented. Every time I've gotten within a hundred feet of him, he flies away. I must have taken 30 pictures of him before I got this shot. Unfortunately, it's through a not-very-clean window. He's also very smart about staying in the shadows while hunting, and that makes for lousy picture taking light.
I'll just have to be patient. Maybe I'll give the kitchen window a good scrubbing, just for kicks. It may be the only way I'll be able to get a shot of him.