A Cooper’s Hawk Makes A Visit On New Years Day
During the morning on New Year’s Day I was sitting in a chair in the living room reading Facebook. I read a post about how the first bird you see during the year can be good luck. As I was reading the post I heard a hawk in the backyard. I looked out the window and sure enough I had a Cooper’s Hawk sitting on my back fence. I ran and grabbed my Sony A9ii and my Sony 200-600mm lens to make a couple of quick photos. I had the idea of heading out to the Celery Bog to make some New Year’s Day photos, but they wouldn’t be much better than this encounter in my own backyard.
I love the tracking on the new A9. It can really keep on a subject. When the hawk took off it had me right on it until it flew behind a tree. I really need to get out and try some birds in flight to see just what this thing can do.