A second later the Kingfisher burst from the trees fighting with another bird. The other bird fell into the river and I was surprised to see it was a Cooper's Hawk. The Kingfisher perched on a branch about 40 feet away, the Cooper's Hawk flew out of the river and landed on a branch several feet away where it was immediately beset by Northern Rough Winged Swallows.
The Cooper's Hawk didn't stick around long and flew off. The fight lasted but a few seconds, and the remainder of the incident lasted maybe 5 seconds.
I was able to get only a few really bad shots of the Hawk as I hadn't been able to set up the camera being that the action started as soon as I sat down and only lasted about 7 seconds. I also didn't have time to clear the weeds that were in the line of sight so they have blurred parts of the photo.
|Cooper's Hawk just after it got out of the river|
|Belted Kingfisher shortly after the Hawk departed.|
|Northern Rough Winged Swallow|
|One of several Bee's that were buzzing around my feet|