Union Bay Watch: Spring blossoms bring out hungry Cooper’s Hawk

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Spring is here according to the cherry blossoms and lil’ ducklings putzing around in the Arboretum. But as Union Bay Watch notes, times are not “all sweetness and light.” This week’s reportage takes a long look at the Cooper’s Hawk — its identifying markings, stretching habits and favorite foods. Follow along on a lunchtime hunt, here, if you have the stomach for it. Rest assured, the other bird doesn’t.

This is also a good time to notice the relatively large claws…