Relaxed Yet Deadly Talons A Reminder She Is Lethal
She relaxed her talons more and they were empty. She fluffed her belly feathers a bit as she relaxed more. This time her foot looks more lethal than relaxed, showing the powerful talons. She must have spotted something behind my house because she abruptly took off so fast I did not get another shot before she was out of sight in the direction of my alley. It amazed me she could go from a relaxed position to gone so fast.
Juvenile Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)