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A Guest for Morning Coffee

September 6, 2016

A Guest for Morning Coffee

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Julia Gallop Julia Gallop

I woke up at an unreasonable hour – 6:30 am and just before dawn – when I took this photo. As I was standing in front of my kitchen sink sipping hazelnut coffee and watching some early birds collect seeds from our bird feeder, I wondered why there were so few on this crisp, winter morning.

I noticed a Cooper’s hawk comfortably perched among the branches in the backyard. Then, I knew the reason why the smaller birds weren’t showing themselves.

I always find birds of prey absolutely amazing to spot. It was special to see this one outside my window. I watched the hawk for a long time as it scanned my backyard twitching its small head until it decided to fly on.

What a lovely guest to have for morning coffee.

Canon EOS Rebel T3i


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Marguerite
June 18, 2018 at 5:05 pm

Yes, indeed. What a special guest to have visit for morning coffee. I, too find birds of prey amazing to spot. The Cooper’s will sit on our garden frame very quietly and survey the brush and ground around them … seemingly, very casual about what they are doing. There will not be a another bird in sight when they are around. Thank you for this.