A Cooper’s Hawk visited the Song Bird Aviary last week looking for a tasty morsel or should I say a tasty song bird to eat. Luckily for the song birds, the hawk couldn’t penetrate the hardware cloth. Cooper’s Hawks mainly eat birds such as doves, pigeons, starlings and robins. Did you know…The Cooper’s Hawk was first described in 1828 by Charles Bonaparte, a French naturalist and ornithologist who was the nephew of Napoleon. It was named after William Cooper, who collected the first specimen. Elizabeth Hawley, our board president, took the picture below. Phee Phew!