HAWKS IN THE CITY
These are two of the hawks that visit my back yard which is right in the middle of the Philadelphia. They’re Cooper Hawks. Female hawks are generally much larger than male hawks. The lady on the right has red eyes which means she’s an adult. The hawk to the left still has yellow eyes, indicating he’s a teenager.
These two stop by every few days to relax in the giant holly tree. Sometimes they stay for a bit and take off after a tasty pigeon. Other times, they sit on the branch and snooze the day away.
Generally they only hang out back in the winter. In the summer we can spy them flying way high, up in the sky, circling and gliding on the noontime currents. We love to see them and appreciate them so much.