Bonney Butte Hawkwatch, OR (09/27/09)

When they are holding the freshly caught bird out, it’s pretty easy to get decent shots, even with a snapshot camera. The first bird was an adult Cooper’s Hawk.

Coop1

Coop2

Overall, there weren’t a lot of birds. Mostly Sharpies, just like this guy:

Sharpie1

With a palm start, the bedraggled bird lies in releaser’s palm for up to a minute and is completely confused about what it has to do. Very neat.

Sharpie2

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