Bright-eyed Cooper’s Hawk


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Tualatin Hills

It was a beautiful sunny day in mid-September. A good time to do the 4.1-mile loop hike in the Tualatin Hills Nature Park a few miles west of home in the heart of the city of Beaverton.

The 222-acre Park surrounds the confluence of Cedar Mill Creek and Beaverton Creek.

It is a remarkably diverse wildlife preserve with wetlands, forests, ponds and streams. The trails’ names tell the story – – – Oak, Creek, Old Wagon, Vine Maple, Big Fir, Cougar, Chickadee, Cedar Grove, Ash, Serviceberry, Big Pond, Trillium Loop and Ponderosa Loop.

After returning home I noticed a Cooper’s Hawk taking a break in the backyard. I always enjoy seeing them.

Cooper’s Hawk

Pleasant stretch of the trail

Blackberries

Small pond along the trail

Orange Balsam

Reflections in a pond

Snowberries

Entrance to Park

 

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