Mary Lou Fuller, of Solon Township, sent us this picture of a hawk having his afternoon meal in the lilac bush right outside her kitchen window.
Ranger Steve Mueller identified it as a Cooper’s Hawk. The Cooper’s Hawk can be found from southern Canada to Northern Mexico, and usually migrates south for the winter. They mainly prey on smaller birds such as robins, doves, woodpeckers, and others.
Thanks for your photo, Mary Lou, this gives us hope that springs is right around the corner!