Driving along on the backside of the Lummi Peninsula I saw something up in a tree (no I wasn't driving) - at first it looked like an animal of some kind - but what a surprise - a hawk with wings spread.
We'd never seen a hawk with spread wings before - and from what I've learned - it is either to dry their wings or to warm up in the morning by exposing more surface area to the sun. Well it was neither morning - nor sunny. But it was pretty spectacular!
My research brought me to Cooper's Hawk - which is a new life time spotting for me. I see Red Tail Hawks all the time - this is my first Cooper's.
Posing for a long time - I got lots of photos.
This was the longest time I'd ever seen a hawk stay in one place.
And speaking of Red Tail Hawks - another day I captured this one leaving a bush. And that concludes our fun with hawks for today!