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Cooper’s Hawk

This raptor has traditionally summered in Maine but moved south for the winter.  However, climate change may have altered that pattern.  A bit smaller than an osprey, it is still an imposing sight perched near a house. Its habitat in Maine ranges from  deep forests to wooded residential areas.

The example below showed up in Harpswell on a cold, rainy day in January 2014, near some bird feeders.  If a Cooper’s Hawk sticks around your feeders, take them down  for a few days until it moves to another site.  Small birds are prey for this raptor.

Coopers Hawk near bird feeders in Harpswell, Maine (2014)

Coopers Hawk near bird feeders in Harpswell, Maine (2014)



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