This Cooper's visited twice the same day...once in the morning and then again late that afternoon. Generally they are more active in the morning.
Hawks are fascinating birds and their presence and behaviors are almost predictable. They, like so many raptors, symbolize the power of observation by studying the situation before taking action....something many of us should do.
Their flight pattern is very cool. A narrow-tailed forest dweller, their flight is characterized by several quick flaps and a glide....remember: short bursting flaps punctuated by a glide...flap, flap, glide.